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Oak Island

Bobcat killed in Brunswick Co. tests positive for rabies

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a bobcat tested positive for rabies. It's the fourth case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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Car accident kills Oak Island teen

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An Oak Island teenager is dead after crashing his car. It happened on Hwy 133 near Orton Plantation in Brunswick County around 10:30 last night. Full story...
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Photographer gets close-up look at 'Iron Man 3' stunt shoot

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We're getting a better look at "Iron Man 3" shooting this week in Oak Island. Tanya Hume sent us these photos of her up-close and personal look right in her own backyard. Full story...
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Oak Island student wins $1 million lottery prize

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Mikala Fields, a community college student from Oak Island in Brunswick County, says she plans to use the $1 million she won on a 20X The Money ticket to buy a home, a new car and invest for the future. Full story...
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Coast Guard features Oak Island officer as 'Shipmate of the Week'

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The US Coast Guard is featuring an officer stationed at Oak Island as the "Shipmate of the Week" in its official blog. The story says Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coker is a skilled engineer, and does whatever it takes to make sure his unit is prepared for anything. Full story...
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No criminal activity discovered after SBI Oak Island investigation

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Last year, allegations of possible criminal activity were brought to the attention of the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office by the leaders and residents of the Town of Oak Island. Full story...
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Good samaritans recount helicopter crash rescue

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video The investigation continues into a helicopter crash off of Oak Island yesterday. A private boat was the first to respond to the scene. Today we caught up with the good samaritans who pulled the victims out of the water. Full story...
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Oak Island Water Rescue asst. chief arrested for DWI

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Oak Island Police say they arrested assistant Water Rescue chief Robert Reece Simmons for DWI yesterday after responding to the crash of a helicopter. Full story...
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Two rescued from helicopter crash at Oak Island

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video The aircraft fell 50 feet into the water off of Oak Island. The U.S. Coast Guard says the two rescued near the Yaupon Pier had taken off from ILM about an hour earlier. Full story...
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Oak Island property owners petitioning for annexation into Caswell Beach

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video Folks in the Oak Island Estates area say they feel more a part of Caswell Beach than the town they legally live in and now they are looking to change that. Full story...
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Early start to Hurricane Season not worrying beach visitors

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With the first tropical storm already off the east coast, many say the 2012 Hurricane Season is starting early, but they're not worried about it. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' Jenelle Evans is engaged!

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Teen Mom Jenelle Evans is engaged! The MTV star and her boyfriend Gary Head are planning to tie the knot! Full story...
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Lightning sparks house fires in Oak Island

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video Lightning is to blame for three house fires last night in Oak Island. One vacation home, valued at nearly $1 million, is considered a total loss. Full story...
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Oak Island business owner sentenced for drug trafficking

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An Oak Island business owner will spend more than two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking. Charles Overman owner of Overman Electric, Inc., received a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking more than 25 pounds of marijuana. Full story...
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Rabid fox bites three in Oak Island

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a man was working in his yard Sunday and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor's garage, where a husband and wife were working. The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times. It then bit the husband once. Full story...
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