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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police report

    Ocean Isle Beach police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from police incident and arrest reports.

    July 12

    Larceny of a beach bike worth $300 from a Wilmington Street residence.

    July 13

    Larceny of a motor vehicle worth $10,000 from a Monroe Street residence.

    Property damage; someone used a vehicle to run over landscaping timbers, causing $300 damage, at a Laurinburg Street residence.

  • OIB board supports right to manage special tax districts, keeps cabanas off beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday opposing an item in the Senate budget bill that could impact the town’s ability to create special tax districts.

    The special tax districts are used throughout the state to provide funding to cover the costs of local projects that impact a limited number of residents or collect more funds from residents in the immediate impact area and less from those who still benefit from the service provided.

  • Elections filing period ends Friday

    Brunswick County’s election filing period for all 19 municipalities, which opened at 8:30 a.m. July 6, will continue through noon Friday, July 17.

    Brunswick County’s municipal elections are held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

    Council, commission or alderman seats as well as mayoral seats are up for election in each of Brunswick County’s incorporated towns in November.

  • Brunswick Little Theatre presents "Shrek The Musical" July 24-Aug. 2
  • Band of the Week: Marsha Morgan Band headlines Holden Beach summer concert July 19

    Marsha Morgan started her career in the entertainment business 25 years ago performing in a variety of venues.

    But first came gospel. The Asheville native started singing in church when she was 4.
    Years later, she was invited to sing in Asheville’s world-famous Grove Park Inn, and that, as they say, was that.

  • Sunset Beach board OKs vested rights for island project

    The Sunset Beach Board of Adjustment has given the go-ahead for zoning vested rights for a proposed condominium project in the island’s commercial district.

    The board voted 5-1 at a July 8 meeting in favor of the measure for a proposed multi-family development for seven lots owned by Greg and Dinah Gore on the west side of Sunset Boulevard at North Shore Drive West. The property is in the island’s beach business (BB1) commercial district.

  • Shark attack victim continues recovery at rehab facility

     A 12-year-old girl who lost part of her left arm during a shark attack last month near Ocean Crest Fishing Pier in Oak Island has been discharged from a children’s hospital and admitted into a rehabilitation facility where she will continue her recovery.

    Kiersten Yow, of Archdale, has been transferred to Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte to complete an inpatient rehabilitation program.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department July 7-10 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    July 7

    Larceny of beach items on North Shore Drive.

    Larceny of beach items on 34th Street.

    July 10

    Larceny of cases of lobster on Clippers Way.

  • Novant layoffs to affect Brunswick hospital

    Announced layoffs by Novant Health of up to 400 positions, or 2 percent of its workforce, will affect its hospital in Brunswick County, a spokeswoman said this week.

    Announcement of the layoffs by the Winston-Salem-based health care system came this past Monday, July 13.

    Novant spokeswoman Caryn Klebba said system-wide elimination of some positions is part of an organizational redesign and effort to balance Novant’s workforce, including that of Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Bolivia.

  • NCDOT installs safety feature at U.S. 17 intersection

     SHALLOTTE — One of the busiest intersections in the southern region of Brunswick County has been even more congested lately as North Carolina Department of Transportation crews are working to install a feature meant to improve safety for motorists.

    For the last two months, NCDOT crews have worked on installing offset lefts on U.S. 17 at U.S. 17, U.S. Business 17 (Main Street) and Old Shallotte Road, NCDOT communications officer Brian Rick wrote in an email to the Beacon.