Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach founder dies at age 90

    Odell Williamson, founder of Ocean Isle Beach, died Sunday, Oct. 3. He was 90 years old.

    Funeral services are private, according to the obituary, but a "public life and legacy service" will be announced at a later time.

    "It's certainly a sad day for Ocean Isle," Mayor Debbie Smith said. "He's made many contributions to Ocean Isle as well as this end of Brunswick County."

  • Supply man wanted for motor vehicle theft

    Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a Supply man wanted for motor vehicle theft.

    According to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. April Stanley, a 2002 Chevrolet Z-71 red pickup truck was stolen from a residence off Boones Neck Road in Supply between Sept. 28 and Sept. 29.

    Jerry Roy Vernon, 25, of 2071 Winds Court, Supply, is wanted for one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of stolen property.

  • Weather watch: Two roads remain closed

    As of Monday morning, two Brunswick County roads remain closed after last week’s flooding.

    Gray Bridge Road in Supply remains closed due to bridge damage sustained in last week’s flooding. According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, Gray Bridge Road will remain closed until at least Oct. 6.

    Governor’s Road near Bolivia also remains closed. According to NCDOT, Governor’s Road may re-open Monday, Oct. 4.

  • Weather Watch: September 2010 flood
  • McCumbee enters Rockingham race on good streak

     Chad McCumbee enters the final race of the ARCA Racing Series, the American 200 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Rockingham, on a streak of top-10 finishes and is eager to have the best finish of his season in the finale.

     “We’ve been getting better week in and week out,” he said. “I feel like we’ve had better cars than where we finished the last four weeks. We’d like to finish that out with a real good top five at Rockingham.”

  • Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast ride finishes at OIB

     The 12th annual Cycle North Carolina Mountains to Coast ride began last Saturday at the Biltmore Estate and ended Saturday in Ocean Isle Beach. Here are photos of some of the riders as they approached the finish.

  • BCC beats Lenoir in three games

    The Brunswick Community College volleyball team completed a season sweep of Lenoir Community College by beating the Lancers 25-21, 25-23, 25-14 Saturday afternoon at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center.

    The first game was close throughout. BCC (4-6) took the lead for good at 21-20 on a kill by Hannah Sofield. BCC gained another point on a hit by Kenzie McDuffie. McDuffie and Rheanna Lawson worked a give-and-go for another point and a 23-20 lead. LCC gained two points before a sideout, and KaAnn Murray held serve for game point.

  • Brunswick County Schools to reopen Monday

    Brunswick County Schools will reopen Monday, according to a Connect-Ed message sent by school officials at 6:01 p.m. Friday.

    According to the message, classes will resume as normal on Monday. A makeup day is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 11. The makeup day will follow the normal school schedule.

  • Several roads still closed; state of emergency remains in effect

    “Things are much better today,” Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said Friday.

    “We still have some roads that are closed, most notably N.C. 211 at the Lockwood Folly River,” he said.

    Gray Bridge Road will continue to be closed indefinitely because N.C. Department of Transportation officials found damage on the bridge that over washed Thursday afternoon, he said.

    While some roads in the county remain closed, Marzano said most roads have re-opened.

  • McCumbee ninth in ARCA race in Kansas


    In the next-to-last race of the ARCA Racing Series season, Chad McCumbee had another top-10 finish.

    McCumbee started 11th and finished ninth out of 36 drivers Sept. 30 in the Kansas Lottery 150 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.

    McCumbee was one of 13 drivers to complete all 100 laps on the 1.5-mile paved tri-oval. In 16 starts ARCA starts this season, McCumbee has finished in the top 10 six times.