Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach - Crime Report

    The Ocean Isle Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents last week. All information is taken directly from police reports.

    •Sandra Hood, 42, of King; charged with driving while impaired, parked vehicle in roadway and failed to burn headlights, tail lamps.

    •Larceny on East First Street.

    •Property damage at East Second Street.

    •Steven Balsavich, 29, of Supply; charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

  • Early College students participate in hands-on learning aboard the DESTINY bus

    Early College High School students stepped onto the DESTINY bus and into a world of science last week at Brunswick Community College.

    An initiative of UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the DESTINY Traveling Science Learning Program offers hands-on activities based on standards and curriculum along with training for educators. It also provides students learning opportunities that show what it might be like to work in science and health-related fields.

  • Concerts, movies provide free weekly entertainment throughout Brunswick County

    Do you like to sit under the stars and hear the waves of the ocean mix with waves of music from your favorite band? Or do you prefer to watch a movie outdoors under the stars? There’s something for everyone this year, as free entertainment is provided weekly across Brunswick County beginning Memorial Day weekend.


  • Soccer playoffs begin May 12

    The West Brunswick girls’ soccer team begins the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A state playoffs 6 p.m. May 12 at home against Triton. West is 10-6-2. Triton is 4-8.

  • Concealed carry permit for firearms prompts questions

    A change in federal law that allows firearms in many national parks does not include state parks and forests or other state recreational areas, including game lands.
    According to the National Park Service of the U.S. Department of Interior, people who can legally possess firearms under federal and state law can now possess those firearms in the national parks in that state. This pertains to anyone with a concealed carry permit.

  • McCumbee finishes 28th

    After starting in the back row, Chad McCumbee raced to a 28th-place finish Friday night in the Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 at Darlington Raceway.
    In his second Nationwide Series race of the season, McCumbee started 42nd out of 43 cars. He averaged nearly 166 mph during the race in The GPS Store/Garmin Ford.

  • Three North Brunswick athletes qualify for state track meet

    Three North Brunswick athletes have qualified for the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 2A state track meet Saturday at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro.
    Pole vaulter Josh Kearney, shot putter Reggie Cobia and long jumper and triple jumper Jamelle Batts advanced from the Class 2A Regional Saturday at Beddington High School in Wilson.
    The top four in each event qualified for state.

  • BCC plays first round of NCJAA tourney Friday

    The Brunswick Community College baseball team opens the NJCAA Division II Southeast Region Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday against the College of Albemarle.
    The eight-team, double-elimination tournament takes place at Hooker Field in Martinsville, Va. The winner qualifies for the World Series the following weekend.

  • Dennis Walters Golf Show coming to Brunswick County

    The First Tee of Brunswick County has the great honor and privilege of bringing the Dennis Walters Golf Show to The Reserve Club at St. James. There is no charge and no need to RSVP for the show, which will take place from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 16.
    The Dennis Walters Golf Show is a one-hour combination of golf mastery and human inspiration. It is great golf, great fun and a great message. The show is also about achieving your dreams.

  • Weinacht qualifies for state; Hensley 11th in regional

    The West Brunswick High School golf team sent four players to the N.C. High School Athletic Association Class 3A East Regional May 3 at Maccripine Country Club in Pinetops. Greg Hensley gave West Brunswick its top placing, shooting an 82 to finish tied for 11th among 84 golfers. Jack Donoghue shot a 91, Keith Hopkins a 99 and Cole Grammen a 102.