Today's News

  • Band of Oz set for OIB on Friday night, July 6

    Band of Oz, which plays the next Ocean Isle Beach Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 6, touts a rich history spanning 50 years in North Carolina.

    In the mid-1960s, a fledgling musical group of school chums calling themselves The Avengers was born in the Pitt County town of Grifton.

    The group was described as a “guitar and keyboard group playing the sock hops at area schools, private parties and an occasional club whenever the owner would risk having them.”

  • ONDBEAT: 90th birthday party planning a hot summer challenge

    Takata airbags, you suck bad and dangerous air.

    As a sometime investigative reporter, I was oblivious when Dave, my favorite Low Country car salesman, rang up last week to convey both bad and good news.

    The bad news, which came first, involved the latest rampant airbag recall on certain vehicular models, including mine. It’s going to take a good three, four, six or more months for them to be replaced.

    The good news is he could help steer me in a different direction with rebates on top of rebates plus brand new payments on other wheels.

  • Calabash restaurant fire deemed accidental

    The cause of a fire that broke out at George’s Pancake House in Calabash last week has been attributed to an accidental electrical malfunction in an office area.

    A Brunswick County Code Administration news release said that is the preliminary finding by multiple agencies regarding the structure fire first reported to emergency dispatch by a caller at 2:55 p.m. last Tuesday, June 26, at the longtime eatery at 9941 Beach Drive.

  • Calabash Fire Department June 2018

    During the month of June, the Calabash Fire Department responded to 182 calls: 14 structure fires, three woods/brush fires, a vehicle fire, six fire alarms, six motor vehicle accidents, a rescue, a gas leak, two mutual aid, six other, 22 public assistance and 120 EMS first-response calls.

  • Sunset Beach Police Department, June 22-July 1 2018

    Sunset Beach Police Department

    Sunset Beach police investigated the following incidents in the past two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident reports. 

    June 22

    Damaged mailbox reported on Canal Street.

    June 25

    Larceny of jewelry reported at a home on Shoreline Drive.

    July 1

    Stolen bike reported on Sunset Boulevard. Victim said bike was taken while parked in a lot.

  • Carolina National to host 2018 Tournament of Champions

    Carolina National Golf Club has hosted hundreds of golf tournaments throughout its rich history.

    The club can now add The Brunswick Beacon Tournament of Champions to its list as the Supply venue will play host to the annual competition pitting men’s and women’s club champions in Brunswick County against each other in a November two-day event.

    The 2018 Tournament of Champions is scheduled Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10-11, with play beginning Nov. 10 about 9:30 a.m.

  • West Brunswick’s Fields to guide Region 2 team at State Games

    Amanda Fields racked up a slew of accolades during an illustrious softball career. After cementing herself as one of the best softball players and pitchers in West Brunswick High School history, she had a standout career at Charleston Southern University (S.C.) before playing professionally, including a stint in Greece.

    Fields, the daughter of West Brunswick’s longtime softball coach Joe Noble, is now earning honors as a softball coach.

  • Junior Team OIFC squad secures first-place finish at Jolly Mon

     I’m continuing my recap of the June 15-16 Jolly Mon King Classic, an annual fishing tournament based out of Ocean Isle Beach. Sure, we’ve talked about the Jolly Mon in great detail for the last two weeks, but this is a story you probably didn’t hear or read about.

  • Krofchick, crew of “Lil’ John” claim 2018 Jolly Mon crown
  • Johnson leads West roundballers through summer workouts

     West Brunswick’s varsity basketball team has had quite a June.

    The Trojans are competing in this weekend’s East Coast Invitational in Jacksonville against some of the best teams in North Carolina, including 2017 2A state champion Forest Hills and 4A state runner-up Heritage.