Today's News

  • ‘Normal’ hurricane outlook forecast for June-November 2019

    Weather professionals are predicting a “normal” hurricane season — whatever “normal” might mean in the next six months — as the tropical weather period officially launches for another year this Saturday, June 1, and continues through Nov. 30.

  • Dredging conflict still being debated in Sunset Beach

    SUNSET BEACH — Some residents continue to question whether town councilman John Corbett has a conflict of interest in the proposed dredging project for island waterways.

    Corbett lives on Canal Drive, his home overlooking the bay that is one of the areas proposed for dredging.

    He and Town Attorney Grady Richardson have repeatedly said Corbett has no conflict or financial benefit and, in fact, has an obligation to vote on the issue as a town councilman.

  • OIB holiday shoot ends in disaster as stairs collapse

    The Memorial Day holiday drew to a disastrous close Monday, May 27, as a small group of vacationers suffered injuries when an exterior stairway collapsed.

    While posing for a group photograph, the stairway leading to the main floor of a residence at 137 Ocean Isle West Boulevard collapsed. The incident occurred about 1:30 p.m. Between 13 to 15 guests were airlifted or transported by ambulance to a regional hospital, according to Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith.

  • DOT plans for overpass interchange at crowded county intersection

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation plan for an overpass interchange at U.S. 17 and N.C. 211 to replace the signaled intersection could begin in five years.

    NCDOT hosted a drop-in style public meeting May 16 at the Brunswick Center Supply at 101 Stone Chimney Place near the U.S. 17/N.C. 211 intersection to provide a video presentation, maps and NCDOT staff to answer questions about the project.

  • Durham participates in Relay as 21-year cancer survivor

    SHALLOTTE — Ocean Isle Beach resident Kimmie Durham has committed the better part of her adult life advocating for cancer survivors.

    That’s why it surprised no one when Durham showed up right behind West Brunswick High School’s Color Guard on Friday, May 17, as Relay for Life began in Shallotte last week. 

  • N.C. State Highway Patrol urges planning ahead for Memorial Day travel

    RALEIGH — With an estimated 37.6 million motorists taking to the roadways this Memorial Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to plan ahead before traveling.   

  • Hands Across the Sand

    From Nags Head to Sunset Beach, individuals participated in 113 synchronized events across 17 states and seven countries “to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable clean energy solutions,” according to a press release from the organization.


  • EMS Week recognizes those on the front lines

    Many awake each morning with some trepidation about going to work; for others work is a passion on which they thrive.


    This is the case for Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics Lyle Johnston and Kat Corrigan.


  • Brunswick Commissioners hear budget proposals, environmental protests

    he public will have an opportunity to voice their concerns during the June 17 public hearing on the budget.


    The recommended budget stands at $263.2 million with a 48.5-cent tax rate for the 2018/2019 fiscal year, according to Hardy.


  • Unauthorized Facebook announcement leads to OIB concert series confusion, dismay

    The Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert Series hit a sour note Tuesday during the May 14, 2019 town board meeting.

    After some discussion, the board announced the location of the concert series, scheduled to begin Friday, May 24, will continue to be in the parking lot of the Museum of Coastal Carolina despite earlier plans to hold summer concerts in the town’s new park. Due to “unforeseen permitting delays in the new park construction” the summer concert series will be located at its original location, according to an OIB website post dated May 14.