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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Police Department receives federal grant

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—Ocean Isle Beach is one of 10 southeastern North Carolina to receive a grant from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The department will receive $145,288, which will be used to hire one new officer and cover his/her salary for three years.

  • Early College High School starts school year with all four classes for first time

    The school year begins this week for Brunswick County Early College students. They head back to school Thursday, Aug. 6.

    This is the first year the school will operate with students in grades 9-12. Since opening with only a freshman class and about 80 students in 2006, principal Vicky Snyder said beginning the school year with 286 students in all four grades has been a journey.

    “What it means to me is that we have really come a long way,” she said. “It was a dream, and now it has become a reality.”

  • Retirement living community to break ground in Ocean Isle Beach

    A groundbreaking will be later this month on a site that will soon be home to Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle, a retirement living community with assisted services.

    Built by Ridge Care, a company that claims to offer “residential senior living alternatives,” Arbor Landing will provide seniors 55 and older four apartment styles ranging from studios to two-bedrooms. For increased security, all apartments are accessible from inside entrances. Apartments will include large, private baths and kitchenettes.

  • OysterFest

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  • Grants provide much-needed funding

    Good news came to the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department recently.

    Last week, it was announced the department would receive a grant from the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The $145,288 grant will be used to hire a new officer and cover that officer’s salary for the next three years.

    By receiving the grant, the town will receive an additional officer and additional protection without additional taxpayer expense for the next three years.

  • Stolen bicycles recovered in Sunset Beach

    Stolen bicycles recovered in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH—Police recovered two bicycles that were reported stolen at 40th Street.

    A report of the recovery was made last Thursday, July 30.

     

  • Performing Arts Series 2009

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  • Island Living

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  • Drawing on experience

    Miller Pope, one of the founders of Sea Trail Resort and Conference Center in Sunset Beach, led a colorful life as a big-city freelance illustrator, businessman and world-traveling family man before finding his family’s “paradise” in Brunswick County in the 1970s.

    Now, he’s the owner of his own Island Press publishing house on Ocean Isle Beach and is in the business of writing books—specifically about what he’s learned about art, history and life in the 80 years of he’s watched the world change around him.

  • Fish and fishermen get back to work

    I thought the wind would never stop blowing. We missed almost an entire week of fishing trips because of strong southwest winds that kept seas running 3-5 feet and made fishing uncomfortable if not impossible.

    However, nature’s pendulum has swung back into our favor and as of Monday, the winds and seas subsided and have offered myself and Ocean Isle Fishing Center captains the opportunity to get back on the water and back to our jobs.