Today's News

  • Sunset Beach police Department Sept. 29-Oct. 4 2016

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

    Sept. 29

    John Gabriel Longdon, 37, of 829 Egret Circle, arrested on a charge of resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

    Oct. 1

    Attempted breaking and entering on Park Road.

    Breaking and entering on Japonica Drive.

    Oct. 4

    Breaking and entering on West Main Street.

  • County transportation projects make divisional priority list

    LELAND — In October, “Wait till next year” is the rallying cry for baseball fans and Brunswick County transportation projects.

    The Cape Fear Area Rural Planning Organization Rural Transportation Coordinating Committee (RTCC) approved a priority list for funding division projects in the next State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) update with few high priority Brunswick County projects.

  • Stone Chimney Place back in discussion for senior center site

    A room full of seniors citizens who spoke up during the Sept. 6 Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting to request commissioners consider 101 Stone Chimney Place as a new senior center got what they wanted in less than a month.

  • OIB to shop for fire truck after grant application fails

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — After three tries at a fire truck grant failed, Ocean Isle Beach officials agreed at Tuesday morning’s meeting to look at funding a new truck.

    Fire Chief Robert Yoho told commissioners an application for a grant to purchase a new ladder truck was denied in September. Previous attempts to secure grant funding in 2014 and 2015 were also unsuccessful.

    Yoho asked the board to approve considering cost and financing options to proceed with a truck purchase.

  • Hurricane Matthew sent me a sign — no, a real one

    I hope everyone made it through Hurricane Matthew safe and sound and once again has access to power and roads and at least 57 channels, with college and NFL football taking up quite a few of them. And MLB playoffs. That’s happening, too.

  • OIB Publix plan must meet environmental standards

    Plans for the proposed Publix at Ocean Isle Beach will have to address environmental impacts before they can proceed.

    Halpern Development Co. LLC applied for Army Corps of Engineers’ (ACE) authorization to fill wetlands and streams for the commercial and retail space for the Ocean Isle Beach Marketplace at the southeast intersection of Ocean Isle Beach Road (N.C. 904) and Beach Drive (N.C. 179) on the mainland.

  • Former wrestling champ speaks to students about happiness, choices

    ASH — Today, Marc Mero is a professional wrestler and former WWE star, with fights against the likes of The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin under his belt, and another successful career as a motivational speaker.

    But in the early 1960s, Mero lived as a poor kid in Buffalo, N.Y., with his divorced mother in an apartment, writing down his hopes and dreams in a notebook he kept in a broken desk in his room, including his desire to become a rookie of the year in pro sports as well as a published author.

  • Coast Guard rescues two in Shallotte

    The Coast Guard rescued two people Saturday, Oct. 8, from a boat run aground in the Lockwood Folly River in Shallotte. No one was injured.

    Sector North Carolina watchstanders received an alert at 8 p.m. about two people stranded on a marshy island after their fishing vessel Kokopia ran aground, according to a news release from the Coast Guard.

  • Fire destroys mobile home in Supply

    No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a mobile home in Supply on Sunday, Oct. 9.

    Supply Volunteer Fire chief Bill Bailey said the call about the fire on Pearl Way came in at 8 p.m., with crews arriving at 8:08 p.m. No one was home at the time.

    Bailey said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

    Personnel from Civietown Volunteer Fire Department, Sunset Harbor & Zion Hill Fire Department and Tri-Beach VFD Station 1 also responded.

  • Tabor City man drowns in hurricane floodwaters

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted the search and rescue team tasked with finding a 70-year-old Tabor City man who died as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

    Danny Gale Chestnutt’s truck was found overturned in floodwaters near Gores Chapel on Sunday, Oct. 9, in Columbus County. His body was discovered about 50 feet from 7 Creeks Highway in Nakina at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, Columbus County Assistant Coroner William Hannah said.