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Oak Island

Beach parking in Oak Island might soon cost money

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videoOak Island Town Manager Steve Foster knew it was a hot-button issue when he proposed the town look into charging for parking. There is a perception it would steer visitors away from the island or impact residents negatively. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman killed after getting caught in net

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video A commercial fisherman has died after getting caught in a reel of nets on his boat in Brunswick County. Wildlife officers say Jeremy Blair Myers, 34, of Wilmington, put out from Southport today and was fishing for menhaden and sea mullet when it happened. Full story...
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Few details in fatal Oak Island crash

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videoOne man is dead after a single-car accident Friday on NC 211 Oak Island. The crash happened just south of the intersection at Middleton Blvd. Full story...
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STATE PORT PILOT: Town of Oak Island, former manager reach settlement for firing

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In a sudden and mostly unexplained change of course, Oak Island Town Council agreed Tuesday night to settle a lawsuit by former manager Jerry Walters, who was fired last year but not paid the year’s salary called for in his contract. Full story...
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Explore with George: Arts by the Shore 2012

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video This weekend in Oak Island it's Arts by the Shore 2012 put on by the Oak Island Art Guild and the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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‘Teen Mom’ Jenelle Evans moving to New Jersey

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“Teen Mom” couple Jenelle Evans and Kieffer Delp are moving to New Jersey. The MTV star has decided to leave North Carolina behind, and head up the coast. Full story...
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Beach Business Booms at Oak Island

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video Tourism dollars can make or break a business at the beach. One Oak Island man took a risk and opened a restaurant in the heart of the recession. Thanks to a busy summer, that risk paid off. He's not the only one seeing dollar signs. Full story...
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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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