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Oak Island

The Rant: Folks are fired up about fire chief getting off DWI hook

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video Investigators say Oak Island fire chief John House blew a .14 when they stopped him at a checkpoint in December 2008. Judge Ola Lewis said case dismissed Tuesday when a prosecutor wanted a few more hours to get a trooper to court to testify. Now many of you are saying, "WHAT?!?" Full story...

Caudill guilty of murder

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The judge sentenced Joshua Caudill to life in prison without parole for the first-degree murder of Phillip Cook in 2007. Full story...
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State lifts some Oak Island swim advisories

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The state today lifted three swimming advisories in Oak Island, but three are still in effect. Full story...
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Jury seated in Oak Island murder trial

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It took two days for attorneys to pick the jurors for Joshua Kayne Caudill's trial. They began with more than 45 people. Full story...
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Murder trial set to get underway

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Joshua Kayne Caudill is on trial for the murder of Oak Island restaurant owner Phillip Cook. Cook was found beaten to death on his porch in July 2007. Full story...
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Budget battle continues in Oak Island

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video Dozens of Oak Island residents showed up to a special budget workshop today. Many of them hoped to get their frustrations out on how the town has been spending their money. Full story...
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Tar balls on Oak island likely not from Gulf spill

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Coast Guard Commander John Nadeau says it's not unusual to find tar balls that wash up on beaches. He says oil in the water from any source turns into a putty-like substance after the oil collects particles. Full story...
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Oak Island mayor thinks tax hike plan out of line

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videoOak Island, just like many towns and cities, is trying to balance its budget. One idea proposed by town council is a 2.5-cent property tax increase, but this proposal doesn't fly with the mayor. Full story...
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Oak Island workers may get bonus

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Town Manager Jerry Walters says the one-time payment would replace the annual cost-of-living raise that is customary and would save the town money. Full story...
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Swimming advisories issued at Oak Island

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Swimming advisories and alerts are recommendations that people have no full body contact with the water in a specific area for public health reasons. Full story...
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Petition push for Oak Island man to Rock Hall

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video You wouldn't think retirement on the Brunswick County coast would be a stop on the road to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Clay Cole may change that. Full story...
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Argument leads to Oak Island shooting

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An Oak Island man is in the hospital being shot and crashing his car Saturday. It all happened outside the Moose Lodge on Long Beach Road in Oak Island. Full story...
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Southport Chamber pushes 'buy local' campaign

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video According to a 2007 study by the US Department of Commerce, 99.7 percent of all employer firms are small businesses. Full story...
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Fine dining for Thanksgiving

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video While most restaurants were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, one fine dining establishment opened it's doors to help feed families in need. Full story...
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Oak Island has a new mayor, Wallace beats Vereen

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videoIn Oak Island there will be a new mayor. Betty Wallace handily beating incumbent Johnie Vereen Tuesday night. WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro spoke with the new mayor-elect. Full story...
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