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Bald Head Island

Attempt to move grounded ferry fails, injured passengers out of hospital

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videoA day after a Bald Head Island ferry ran aground hurting more than a dozen people, the boat is still stranded on a sandbar. Meanwhile we are no closer to finding out who the captain was or what caused the grounding. Full story...
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BHI FERRY UPDATE: Ship ran aground, 13 passengers hurt

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video A Bald Head Island ferry ran aground near Battery Island this morning, throwing passengers around the boat. The Coast Guard says 53 people were aboard the 64-foot Adventure around 9 a.m. heading from Southport to Bald Head Island. One passenger was flown to the hospital. Twelve others were taken to regional hospitals. Full story...
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Passengers describe Bald Head Island ferry crash

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videoPassengers that boarded the 9 a.m. ferry to Bald Head Island never thought their 20-minute ride to would turn into a day-long ordeal. Now, those on board are sharing their stories of what happened. Full story...
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Suicide death of Davina Buff Jones now ruled 'undetermined'

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video The evidence in this case supports two divergent theories about cause of death. That is, Officer Jones was either murdered or died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Currently, there are seasoned investigators, whose opinions I value and respect, on both sides of this debate. Yet, it is in this divergence, that the appropriate determination becomes manifest. Given the well-documented uncertainty which surrounds this case, justice demands that the cause of death be classified as undetermined by this agency. Full story...
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Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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Starnews: Key developer behind Bald Head Island dies at 94

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videoGeorge P. Mitchell died last Friday in Galveston, Texas. Full story...
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Former presidential yacht makes stop at Bald Head Island

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videoIt served as a patrol boat in World War II and later a presidential yacht. Now the Honey Fitz is making her way up the east coast on a good will tour. The crew stopped briefly at Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Bald Head Island dredging delayed

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video The start to a new dredging project at Bald Head Island will have to wait a little longer. The Village of Bald Head Island says the dredge has arrived, but the contractor doing the work for the Army Corps of Engineers is waiting on a pipe to be shipped. Full story...
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Bald Head Island finishes deer cull

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videoBald Head Island has finished a cull of the island's deer population. It's the first step in the village's plan to launch a birth control program for the animals. The cull, which ended this morning, killed a total 20 does and 10 antlerless bucks. The meat will be processed and donated to local food pantries. Full story...
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BHI names new public safety chief

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video Caroline Mitchell, Ph.D. has been named the new Director of Public Safety for the Village of Bald Head Island. She is expected to assume her duties on February 6. Full story...
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Stormy weather makes for wild Wednesday morning

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video It's the day after Christmas, and the weather outside is frightful. Our weather team has been predicting powerful storms, and today Mother Nature proved them right. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dead whale washes back onto Bald Head Island

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video The Bald Head Island Conservancy says the beached whale that was pushed back into the ocean yesterday, washed back on shore dead this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: BHI residents give beached whale fighting chance

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video Residents say a whale beached itself on the Eastern side of Bald Head Island Sunday morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Beached whale on Bald Head Island returned to ocean by residents; biologists say whale died

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videoResidents say a whale beached itself on the Eastern side of the island. Crowds gathered around the stranded whale and realized the animal was still breathing. Full story...
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Feds chip in big bucks for local renourishment, dredging projects

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video It looks like federal money for beach renourishment hasn't dried up yet. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) announced today millions of dollars for renourishment at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as for dredging the Wilmington Harbor, which will help Bald Head Island. Full story...
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