Today's News

  • Suspect arrested in OIB break-ins

    The man suspected of causing a string of break-ins on Ocean Isle Beach has been arrested. He was jailed on a $121,000 bond on May 19.

    Detective Donna Simpson said Jackie Lee Miles Jr. III, 32, of Atkinson, broke into about a half a dozen homes, where he stole televisions, a stereo and speakers and DVD players.

    Simpson said officers realized the break-ins were all similar in entry, which brought focus to a single suspect.

  • Crime report

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from sheriff’s office incident and arrest reports.

    •Larceny on Hooper Road in Leland; suspect stole a motorcycle from victim’s residence.

    •Larceny on Hillcrest Road in Supply; suspect took property from victim’s yard and from under the house. Fence posts and a computer monitor were reported stolen.


    Ocean Isle Beach Police officers investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests last week. All information is taken directly from the Ocean Isle Beach Police Department’s incident/investigation reports:

    • Mitchell Tanner Kusche, 20 of Oak Ridge. Subject was wanted in North Carolina.

  • Drug report

    Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit made the following arrests last week. The suspects and their charges, which are taken directly from arrest reports, are:

    •Thomas Frank Mullins Sr., 55, of 715 E. Boiling Springs Road, Southport; charged with possession of less than ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of cocaine.

  • Waccamaw School announces student awards

    The following students are being recognized for honor roll, citizenship, perfect attendance and principal’s awards for the third nine-week grading period.

    'A' Honor Roll

  • Supply Elementary School wins President's Volunteer Service Award

    Supply Elementary School has teamed with the White House to become a certifying organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service.

    The award was created by President George W. Bush in 2003 to give presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed during 12 months.

  • Holden Beach Town Hall construction project ahead of schedule

    Construction on the new Holden Beach Town Hall/Police Department is ahead of schedule, town manager David Hewett said in an interview after the town meeting Tuesday night.

    The building is supposed to be completed by Jan. 9, 2009, he said.

    As of May 13, the town had spent $410,580 so far on the town hall/police department, Hewett told Holden Beach commissioners during the meeting.

    Jim Stewart, of Stewart Cooper Newell Architects, also updated the board on the building, noting several changes have been requested.

  • Memorial Day observed in Holden Beach

    HOLDEN BEACH—Those who lost their lives in war were remembered here Monday during the VFW Post 8866 annual ceremony.

    Post and auxiliary members placed flowers on a memorial wreath, honoring their memories, and guest speakers Anita Hartsell and Howie Franklin paid tribute to their sacrifices while also honoring the veterans who attended the ceremony.

    “You are the cornerstone of our country,” Franklin said.

  • Audio history tours of Ocean Isle available

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH—In just 59 minutes, you can take a tour of Ocean Isle Beach and learn of the island’s history dating back to 10,000 B.C.

    Fred David, an Ocean Isle Beach resident and professor of management at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C., has just released the “Driving Tour of the History of Ocean Isle Beach.”

    Just insert the 59-minute CD into your car player and start driving past years of history.

    David had the idea to create a driving tour after he and his wife took one in Jamaica last year.

  • Eagle Scout restores historic cemetery

    SHALLOTTE—Just a year-and-a-half ago, weeds covered the broken stones that mark the final resting places of several local residents for the last 150 years, including the first mayor of Shallotte.

    But a conscientious local Boy Scout took on its renovations for his Eagle Scout project. He has saved the small cemetery, which is behind several downtown Main Street buildings, from oblivion and abandonment.