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Bald Head Island

BHI's Peck loses out on manager job in Florida, rankles residents again

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video It looks like Bald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck will keep his current job for the time being after losing out on a chance at another manager job in Florida. Full story...
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Bald Head Island ferry that ran aground back running routes

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videoThe Bald Head Island ferry that ran aground last month is back on the water. A spokeswoman for Bald Head Island Limited says the ferry Adventure was cleared to go back in service last Thursday, but today is the first day it is running routes. Full story...
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UPDATE: Coast Guard rescues five from sailboat off Bald Head Island

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The Coast Guard successfully rescued five people Friday from a disabled sailboat about 30 miles southeast of Bald Head Island. Full story...
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Southport targets erosion caused by ferry wakes

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Southport resident Dora Loflin says it starts with the first ferry of the day at about 6 a.m. with a slapping sound that gradually turns into giant claps. Full story...
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BHI manager Peck finalist for Florida city job

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videoBald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck is a finalist for a city manager job in Florida, according to a newspaper in the Sunshine State. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: BHI ferry moves to dry dock, captain keeping quiet

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videoA Bald Head Island ferry is again on dry land, but off a sand bar. And we're learning more about the man who was reportedly in charge of the vessel when it ran aground Tuesday. Full story...
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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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