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Today's News

  • Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department receives fire prevention grant

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — As a result of its efforts to teach fire safety and prevention, Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department was awarded a $1,500 fire prevention grant from property insurer FM Global.
    Keith A. Burton, an engineering specialist with FM Global, said grants are given to fire departments all over the nation, with the grant money geared toward prevention programs and materials for children and the public. “Our biggest slogan is ‘We believe the majority of loss is preventable,’” he said.

  • Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department receives fire prevention grant

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — As a result of its efforts to teach fire safety and prevention, Ocean Isle Beach Fire Department was awarded a $1,500 fire prevention grant from property insurer FM Global.
    Keith A. Burton, an engineering specialist with FM Global, said grants are given to fire departments all over the nation, with the grant money geared toward prevention programs and materials for children and the public. “Our biggest slogan is ‘We believe the majority of loss is preventable,’” he said.

  • Officials stress road safety, patience as classes resume

    Starting Monday morning, 153 school buses will be back on the roads with an estimated 6,700 to 7,000 Brunswick County Schools students aboard.

    To keep the roads as safe as possible for the first day and throughout the 2018-19 school year, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D. Inman stresses all motorists who meet a bus in the morning or afternoon maintain one thing: patience.

  • Southport police audit begins after indictment of chief, lieutenant

    A Huntersville agency has begun its audit of the Southport Police Department following the indictment of Chief Gary Lee Smith and his second in command, Lt. Michael Christian Simmons.

    Southport is contracting with U.S. ISS Agency to conduct the audit, which can take up to 60 days, but City Manager Bruce Oakley said previously it’s possible the city’s other six officers could be back on the job sooner.

  • Officials stress road safety, patience as classes resume

    Starting Monday morning, 153 school buses will be back on the roads with an estimated 6,700 to 7,000 Brunswick County Schools students aboard.

    To keep the roads as safe as possible for the first day and throughout the 2018-19 school year, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D. Inman stresses all motorists who meet a bus in the morning or afternoon maintain one thing: patience.

  • Officials stress road safety, patience as classes resume

    Starting Monday morning, 153 school buses will be back on the roads with an estimated 6,700 to 7,000 Brunswick County Schools students aboard.

    To keep the roads as safe as possible for the first day and throughout the 2018-19 school year, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper D. Inman stresses all motorists who meet a bus in the morning or afternoon maintain one thing: patience.

  • Family of 92 celebrates 35th year vacationing at Ocean Isle Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — It’s a joke in Magnolia, Ohio: When the Faiellos and Lancasters are out of town, the entire population about 950 knows it.

    Last month, the town felt the family’s absence as 92 of its members made their way to Ocean Isle Beach for their 35th vacation on the island.

  • Conservation groups join Coastal Land Trust to preserve 3,000 acres along Waccamaw River

    Nearly 3,000 acres of wetlands, critical bottomland hardwood forests, and seven miles of Waccamaw River frontage have been saved by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust. The Waters of Waccamaw project (also known as the Waccamaw River Partnership) was made possible thanks to a partnership with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the support of a dozen partnering organizations and funders.

  • Man sentenced on federal heroin charges linked to Brunswick County

    ars in prison for conspiracy to sell drugs in Brunswick County and elsewhere in the United States.

    U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Nicholas Skinner, 33, on Aug. 13 to seven years in prison, followed by supervised release, for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, as well as unspecified amounts of cocaine and buprenorphine.

  • Sunset Beach lauds responders, citizens for ocean rescues

    SUNSET BEACH — Town firefighters were recognized Tuesday for their efforts in recent ocean rescues.

    Interim Sunset Beach Fire Chief Richard Childres presented plaques to Capt. Heath Inman and firefighter Nicholas Bennett and recognized firefighter Steven Burris for their rescue Aug. 3 of four swimmers who got caught in a rip current that carried them beyond the breakers in the 1800 block of East Main Street.