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Today's News

  • Wine society amateur competition April 19 @ Silver Coast

    They gather monthly, except in July and November, to celebrate and savor varieties of vintage grape.

    Members of the Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society have been convening since 2011, when original members Stan and Tess Barwikowski had “a dream of raising the level of wine knowledge in their new hometown.”

  • 'Heartbeat of Sunset Beach' shows April 10 at Ingram Planetarium

    This past October, students in a Fayetteville theater arts class came to Sunset Beach to film “The Heartbeat of Sunset Beach,” a 45-minute documentary about the old Intracoastal Waterway pontoon bridge.

    From start to finish, the film was created, filmed and edited by students in Vivian Wade-Banks’ class at Massey Hill Classical High School.

  • ONDBEAT: Proposed plans no paradise for Sunset Beach islanders

    There have been times when Sunset Beach islanders threatened to secede — from the Sunset Beach mainland, that is, where the current town hall has been located and town deciders have been deciding how to spend their hard-earned property tax revenue since Sunset Beach incorporated 52 years ago.

    Now just may be one of those times yet again.

  • Carolina Shores to ask state not to mess with its money

    CAROLINA SHORES — Town commissioners are poised to approve a resolution asking the state “not to mess with our tax money.”

    Commissioners agreed at their monthly workshop this past Monday morning, April 6, to have a resolution about the pending state Sales Tax Fairness Act, on the consent agenda for their upcoming monthly meeting at 2 p.m. this Thursday, April 9.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department March 25-31 2015

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incident2. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    March 25

    Auto breaking-and-entering reported on Blaine Court; frame of dash panel removed.

    March 31

    Identity theft reported at Crescom Bank.

  • Calabash Fire Department March 2015

    The Calabash Fire Department in March responded to 148 calls: five structure fires, five woods/brush fires, one vehicle fire, three fire alarms, three motor vehicle accidents, three investigations, nine public assistance calls, two other and 117 EMS first-response calls.

  • East end inaction could cost more than $35 million, OIB mayor says

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — If nothing is done to fend off erosion at the east end of Ocean Isle Beach, economic losses could total more than $35 million over the next 30 years, Mayor Debbie Smith outlined at a public workshop about a proposed terminal groin for her island this past Saturday, April 4.

  • Sunset Beach mayor opposes town staff recommendation

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Mayor Ron Watts has opposed a town staff-supported request to remove multifamily residential uses from the island’s beach business (BB1) commercial zoning district.

    Watts, who owns property in the district, said he spoke “as a citizen” at the board’s April 2 meeting about island resident Jan Harris’ requested zoning change, which the board tabled until its April 16 meeting.

  • Sunset Beach councilman explains role on terminal groin team

    SUNSET BEACH — Sunset Beach Town Councilman Wilson Sherrill said he was invited to attend a meeting about Ocean Isle Beach’s proposed terminal groin about two years ago while serving on the Brunswick Beaches Consortium.

    Sherrill, reading a statement at his town board’s monthly pre-meeting workshop Monday, April 6, said he was invited as a member of the public by Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith to an environmental impact statement (EIS) meeting about the groin sought for Ocean Isle Beach’s east end in late 2012 or early 2013.

  • West Brunswick teams reach title games

     SHALLOTTE — West Brunswick scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as it rallied to beat Winslow Township (N.J.) 8-7 in a second-round game of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Tuesday, April 7, on Mike Alderson Field.

    The Trojans will play in the title game at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    West trailed 5-2 in the fifth. Tyler Stanley led off the inning with a walk. With one out, Zachary Johnson singled. Brett Babson singled home a run and Johnson advanced to third. He then scored on a steal of home, cutting the lead to 5-4.