Today's News

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 9:14 a.m. March 14, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Ocean Isle Beach commissioner charged with DWI

    An Ocean Isle Beach commissioner is scheduled for a May 16 District Court appearance on a driving while impaired charge.

    The North Carolina Highway Patrol charged Bob Williams with DWI on March 2.

    Trooper J.S. Ransom reported at 7:42 p.m. he had reasonable grounds to believe Williams operated a vehicle on Cumberland Street while committing an implied-consent offense of impaired driving, “in that with a flat tire on Ocean Isle Beach with a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage with bloodshot glassy eyes.”

  • Harrington Village developer announces more businesses while first tenants move in

    The first mixed-use development on Village Road in Leland has added retail tenants and its first apartment resident.

    Harrington Village developer D Logan and Shirley Logan of Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast announced Monday that Sandalwood Shoppes and Axis Fitness + Training will open in the spring.

    The Harrington Village subdivision is a multifamily development planned off Village Road between Baldwin Drive and Fairview Road.

  • Brunswick County ABC store approved for move closer to Leland

    Brunswick County’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board received state approval to move its U.S. 74/76 ABC store from the Brunswick-Columbus county line to the highway intersection at Maco Road, near Northwest.

    The NCABC Commission approved the store relocation request at its regular meeting March 7 in Raleigh.

    According to state ABC Investigator James Casteen’s report to the NCABC Commission, the Brunswick County ABC board requested approval to relocate the ABC Store from 5211 Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74/76) to 3660 Maco Road in Leland on Jan. 24.

  • Judge agrees to move H2GO from defendant to plaintiff

    BOLIVIA — Superior Court by Judge Thomas A. Lock handled some table setting in the lawsuit over the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO’s assets at a March 9 hearing by agreeing H2GO could move from a defendant to a plaintiff along with the town of Leland.

  • County position on drilling expected March 19

    While Brunswick County commissioners’ stance on offshore oil and natural gas drilling is expected at their March 19 meeting, state officials have spoken against the federal plan.

    Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein submitted formal comments to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on March 9 reiterating North Carolina opposes oil and gas leasing for offshore drilling on North Carolina’s coast.

  • Rule change allows alligator hunting in county

    After two years of study, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission adopted a rule for alligator hunting in an area that includes Brunswick County.

    In February 2016, the NCWRC created an alligator task force to create a North Carolina Alligator Management Plan.

    The alligator plan, approved last October, identified a 10-county area called an Alligator Management Unit (AMU) where alligator populations are larger than in the rest of the state, which could more often lead to conflicts with humans.

  • OIB sets hearing on senior living site

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials will let residents have their say about rezoning land for a senior living community site, approving a public hearing for the request to be held at their next meeting at 8:45 a.m. April 10.

    Coastal Vineyard Church requested rezoning the vacant lot at 5573 Beach Road SW, east of Duck Pond Road. The lot includes 10.65 acres the church requested rezoned to C-3 for the purpose of adding a 60-unit residential building for moderate-income seniors.

  • Go green with treasure chest of St. Patrick’s festivities

    ‘Tis the season to celebrate in your finest shamrock green or perhaps raise a glass of emerald-hued beer.

    An abundance of St. Patrick’s Day festivities are happily just around the River Shannon bend.

    The celebratory day paying tribute to the patron saint of Ireland kicks off with the 30th annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade starting at 9 a.m. just across the state line in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • Nonprofit profile: Ocean Isle Beach Chapter of the American Wine Society




    Stan and Tess Barwikowski


    3 p.m. third Sundays except July and November at Silver Coast Winery



    Stan Barwikowski (910) 579-5235

    e-mail oceanisleaws@gmail.com