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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 incident reports.

    •Larceny on First Street; suspect removed a TV from bedroom.

    •Breaking and entering and property damage on Old Sound Boulevard; suspect damaged carpet.

    •Breaking and entering, larceny and property damage on Wilmington Street; suspect entered storage, damaged the door and took a toolbox, socket set and other tools.

  • Anglers get ready for the big fall spot run

    We’ve had our first showing of spot on the piers, and anglers are poised for the big fall spot run.

    Last year was a disappointment, but there seems to be good signs this season will be better. Fall pier fishing remains a simple and rewarding fishing experience that brings out the kid in all of us.

  • Students would be hurt by funding freeze

    Charles Warren is right, sometimes you have to take drastic actions, but his proposal to freeze school board funding is just plain wrong.

    Last week at the Brunswick County Commissioners meeting, Warren proposed county commissioners freeze school funding until the Brunswick County Board of Education “gets their act together.”

  • West wins home opener; North loses

    BY MICHAEL PAUL

    Playing before its largest home crowd in two seasons, the West Brunswick High School football team beat Laney 31-7 Friday night at M.H. Rourk Stadium.

    The Trojans (2-1) scored on their first four possessions in the first half, and the defense recovered two fumbles in the first half, as West took a 24-0 lead at halftime.

    In all, West’s defense forced four turnovers, giving it 11 for the season.

  • Teen arrested for driving around with dead friend in car

    WINNABOW—A Leland teenager has been charged with obstruction of justice after police say he drove around northern Brunswick County with his deceased friend in the passenger seat of the car.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sam Davis said the cause of 23-year-old John Ferguson’s death on Sept. 9 was undetermined, pending the results of an autopsy, but was likely a drug overdose.

  • Lane closures today on Ocean Isle Beach bridge

    Lane closures will be experienced throughout today until about 3 p.m. on the bridge at Ocean Isle Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will be performing a bridge inspection during that time.

    NCDOT reminds drivers to stay alert, use alternative routes when possible, to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits and allow extra travel time.

    For more information, visit www.ncdot.org. Click on “Road Conditions” and then use the drop-down menu for the appropriate county or route.

  • Lane closures, delays for U.S. 17/74/76 bridge later this month

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation will perform bridge maintenance on the bridge at U.S. 17/74/76 across N.C. 133 beginning on Monday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 1.

    Work is expected to take place between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

    NCDOT reminds drivers to stay alert, use alternative routes when possible, to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits and allow extra travel time.

    For more information, visit www.ncdot.org. Click on “Road Conditions” and then use the drop-down menu for the appropriate county or route.

     

  • Holden Beach bridge to be inspected

    There will be intermittent lane closures and possible delays on the Holden Beach bridge as the North Carolina Department of Transportation conducts bridge inspections this week.

    The inspection will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16 and is expected to last through Friday, Sept. 18. The inspections will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.

    NCDOT reminds drivers to stay alert, use alternative routes when possible, to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits and allow extra travel time.

  • Ten years later: Residents, officials recall impact of Hurricane Floyd

    Sept. 17 marks 10 years since Hurricane Floyd paid its horrific visit to the Carolina coast, creating a flood like none ever seen in Brunswick County and causing millions of dollars in damage

    The Category 3 hurricane caused the most flooding in inland areas, specifically Shallotte, where the Shallotte River flooded its banks for the first time in anyone’s memory. It stranded people in homes and parking lots and caused major damage to local businesses.

  • Storm's arrival coincides with another big event for Shallotte couple

    A little more than eight months pregnant in September of 1999, Susan Rutter of Shallotte was not due to have her baby until Oct. 2.

    The arrival of Hurricane Floyd, however, must have changed all that, because the day after the storm wreaked havoc on the Brunswick County coast, the baby wasn’t going to wait.

    The morning of Sept. 18, after Floyd moved through the county, Rutter went into labor.