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Oak Island

Oak Island mayor drops forced annexation

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videoOak Island has been in the process of trying to annex about 1,600 people. Tuesday night, in a surprising change of direction, Oak Island Mayor Johnie Vereen has challenged all the cities in the state to abandon forced annexation. Full story...
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Oak Island Pier re-opens

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videoAfter a two-year hiatus, the Oak Island Pier is open again and Monday's rain didn't stop fisherman from re-claiming their spots on the pier. Full story...
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Mobile home fire in Oak Island claims one life

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The body of 51-year-old Trina Villarreal was found inside her charred mobile home at 7806 East Oak Island Drive around 5:30 this morning. Full story...
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Former Oak Island police dispatcher is suing town

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In a lawsuit filed Monday, Leah Welch claims she was sexually harassed by her former Sergeant Paul Demello. Full story...
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Construction helps animals cross the road

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New road construction near Oak Island is helping to prevent road kill. Critter crossings have been placed under road construction off of Highway 211. Full story...
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Oak Island will have to wait on annexation of Long Beach Road area

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Oak Island Mayor, Johnie Vereen, said the town will not be able to move forward with annexation plans until Long Beach Road residents are heard in court. Full story...
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Three boats destroyed in Oak Island marina fire

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The fire broke out around 5:30 a.m. at the South Harbor Village Marina, on the eastern end of Oak Island. Full story...
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New sewer system has Oak Island residents worried

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videoA new sewer system is triggering health concerns in Oak Island. Residents are concerned that the way the system has been installed, could compromise their drinking water. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on Oak Island's finances

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This week’s Troubleshooters Report is an update on the Town of Oak Island's finances. The town has a number of major capital improvement projects in the works. Full story...
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Follow-up on Oak Island lawsuit

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videoWednesday, News Channel 3 mentioned the lawsuit against the Town of Oak Island. Friday, we have more details surrounding the suit. Full story...
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Town of Oak Island is being sued

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The Town of Oak Island is getting sued, again. The widow of the former town attorney has filed suit against Oak Island and its former chief building inspector, for negligence. Full story...
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Oak Island Town Council meeting to discuss Yaupon Pier

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Friday the Oak Island Town Council will meet in closed session to discuss the $1.7 million purchase of the Yaupon Pier. Full story...
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Oak Island votes to buy Yaupon Pier

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videoThe Oak Island Town Council voted to approve the purchase of the Yaupon Beach Pier Tuesday night. But with many development projects already underway on the island, its just another job on the busy town to-do list. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Oak Island update

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WWAY has an update on the financial health of the town of Oak Island. Some of our viewers, including Oak Island's former mayor, have raised concerns that the town is on the verge of going broke. Full story...
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Controversy in Oak Island continues

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videoThe town of Oak Island is being sued by a developer who claims the town has repeatedly refused to release public documents about his project. Full story...
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