Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach terminal groin talk raises passions along the coast

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—An Army Corps of Engineers meeting about terminal groins drew a crowd of more than 70 people in Ocean Isle Beach recently.

    “This is the first public meeting seeking a solution to the erosion on the east end,” said Mayor Debbie Smith as she welcomed attendees on Oct. 3.

  • Scores, highlights of area golf leagues

    The Beachcombers played a two-man team-net tournament Friday at Cypress Bay. Fourth went to Ed Hennessey and Dan O’Connell, 60. Tied for third were Tom Culverwell and Ed Redman with Fred Ortiz and Hal Riebesehl, 59. Second went to Larry Cecil and Dennis McCann, 56. In first were Sid Silver and Dick Cecil, 55. Low rounds: Sid Silver 76, Gary Gutheil 84 and Paul Michal 86. Low nets: Sid Silver 60, Dennis McCann and Fred Ortiz 65, Larry Cecil 68 and Ed Redman and Tom Culverwell 69. Sid Silver is golfer of the week.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Crime Report


    Ocean Isle Beach Police report

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

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Lee Street; unknown subjects pried window open and entered the home, causing an estimated $300 worth of damage.

  • Shallotte Crime Report

    The Shallotte Police Department 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.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of medication on Whiteville Road; suspect removed items from an unlocked vehicle.

    Breaking and entering on Forest Drive; suspect entered victim’s home through rear door.

    Charles Richard Goodwin, 26, of 26 Old River Road, Supply, was charged with DWI and left of center on Sept. 28.

  • Coastal Carolinas Golf Association: Moving right along

    I first met Jim McFadden when he owned and operated Mac’s Caddy Shack in the Old Southport Village Shops on Howe Street.
    Jim has been immersed in the game of golf since a boy. During the years, he caddied for golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Payne Stewart and Steve Stricker at the Kittansett and Myopia clubs in Massachusetts. He worked in private club management, ran tournaments, worked in retail golf sales and was a senior account executive at a regional golf magazine.

  • Commission advises about tree stand safety

    More people are hurt falling from tree stands than any other type of hunting accidents, yet tree stand-related injuries are almost always avoidable.
    Last deer hunting season, officers with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission investigated two fatalities and seven injuries related to tree stand use. There have been two fatalities related to tree stand use so far this season.

  • Cool air equals hot fishing this week

    Fall has been threatening to make an appearance during the last several weeks here in Brunswick County. One week of nice comfortable temperatures would be followed by another week of near summertime mid-80 degree sweating weather.
    This past week was one of those warmer weeks and that was going to be my first excuse for why the fish didn’t bite. Here we are in the month for fishing off the Carolina coast and it’s 80-plus degrees and fish still think its summer.

  • McAttack crew wins $61,000

    SOUTHPORT—McAttack took home more than $61,180 for winning the 34th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament in Southport during the weekend.
    Capt. William McCann and crew members William McCann Jr. and Whalon Huff, of Henderson, fished the tournament based in the Southport Marina.
    William McCann caught the 47.20-pound king mackerel on the second day of the two-day tournament just off the southern North Carolina coast.

  • Fishing briefs

    Bella Faircloth catches king mackerel
    Bella Faircloth, 3, caught her first king mackerel
    Sept. 30 while fishing Yaupon Reef with dad Capt. Cane Faircloth. Mom Brea Faircloth did the honors of gaffing the king, which hit a live pogy.

  • Conditions are good for fall fishing

    Fall is now upon us and the fish have begun stirring and moving around frantically, fueled by water temperature and hormones. The next three weeks may be the best time of the year to grab your rod and go fishing from surf, pier or boat.
    Fishing guides have their hands full of customers every day now. Capt. Patrick Kelly of Captain Smiley Fishing Charters says this is his most fruitful time of the year.