Today's News

  • Chestnut and Ingram marry

     Kelly Chestnut of Conway, S.C., and John William Ingram VI of Ash were married Sept. 20 in Ash.

    Rupert Porter officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of LouAnn and Edward Chestnut of Conway, S.C.

    The groom is the son of Michelle and John William Ingram V and Shannon and Randy Ward of Ash.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

    Brittany Chestnut-Pribyl from Minnesota served as maid of honor.

  • Cedar Grove festival a community celebration for a cause

    SUPPLY — It’s a community effort to help pay for a community building.

    Nearly two years after opening their new community center, residents of the Cedar Grove community converged at the site for a fall festival Oct. 18 to help raise money to pay off the Cedar Grove Community Center.

  • Calabash unveils new quick response vehicle

    CALABASH — To add to its pink breast-cancer awareness ambulance, Calabash Volunteer EMS now has a newly transformed quick response vehicle (QRV) in its fleet.

    The department took possession of the vehicle Oct. 13 in the North Carolina town of Falkland, where it was customized by Select Custom Apparatus Inc., the same company that has built Calabash EMS ambulances.

    The QRV is a 2014 Dodge Durango already in the EMS fleet. It was modified by the company to meet department specifications, at a cost of just under $30,000.

  • Sunset Beach police report Oct. 13-19

    The Sunset Beach Police Department investigated the following incidents and issued a warrant. All information is taken directly from town police reports.

    Oct. 13

    Larceny on Sunset Boulevard Extension.

    Oct. 14

    Warrants for Amy Kathleen Fears, 38, of 2666 Free Bird Lane in Ash.

    Oct. 18

    Breaking-and-entering, larceny on Northshore Drive.

    Breaking-and-entering, larceny on Clubhouse Road.

  • Calabash settles sweepstakes suit for $44,700

    CALABASH — The town of Calabash has settled a sweepstakes lawsuit for $44,700.

    Unanimous approval of the settlement came following a closed session of the Calabash town board of commissioners at the board’s monthly meeting Oct. 14.

    Town commissioner Jody Nance made a motion to authorize the settlement, which was seconded by newly appointed town commissioner Cecelia Herman.

    The vote included a stipulation for a written settlement agreement to be signed by both parties provided both sides agree to specific terms.

  • Get spooked at Halloween events

    It’s almost Halloween — are you scared yet?

    If not, here’s a closer look at things to do and what’s going on in the area to celebrate the spooky season.

    Museum and planetarium

    Learn all about local ghosts when retired Air Force Lt. Col. Wilburn Smith, adjunct professor at Brunswick Community College, presents “OIB Ghosts: History of the Island” from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Museum of Coastal Carolina, 21 E. Second St. in Ocean Isle Beach.

  • Holden Beach celebrates season at Festival by the Sea

     IF YOU GO

    What: Festival By The Sea

    When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27

    Where: under the Holden Beach bridge

    How much: Free

    Go to: www.greaterholdenbeachmerchants.com

    Autumn is festival season, especially this Saturday and Sunday in festive Holden Beach.

    The North Carolina Festival By the Sea will once again light up the last full weekend in October in the seaside town, which is celebrating the season with an array of activities. Admission and parking are free.

  • Annual Halloween (sugar) cravings get (dental) brush-off

    Just in time for Halloween, my teeth, which are still all naturally mine somehow, paid a visit to my favorite, friendly dental office last week.

    Or, rather, I should say “Doctor Brush” (not his real name, but what a great one for a dentist) and his skilled staff paid a memorable drop-in visit to me and my six- and 12-year-old molars, which are older than that now.

  • Team OIFC seeks another title in SKA national tourney
  • Festival ends, but keep on fishing

     The North Carolina Oyster Festival was this past weekend at Ocean Isle Beach. The Oyster Festival is the last big event that brings a crowd to our beach. The beach-going foot traffic will steadily decline from this point. The waterways have been quiet throughout the week, but the weekends have been super busy. The weather finally is making a turn to fall conditions with cool nights and north winds. The bull redfish run should continue for at least another week and then the speckled trout bite should be active.