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Ocean Isle Beach

Brunswick Co. deputies look for truck wanted in trailer thefts

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies need help identifying the owner or driver of the truck wanted in connection to the April 11 theft of a utility trailer from the town of Ocean Isle Beach and other thefts in the south end of the county. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: McIntyre to visit area beaches, talk renourishment

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Congressman Mike McIntyre will visit several area beach communities Thursday to talk renourishment. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Parasailing captain pleads guilty in 2009 accident

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video At approximately 1:40 p.m., Povazan directed the deckhand to use a parachute labeled for maximum wind speeds of 12 mph. The deckhand placed the two victims into the parasailing equipment and pushed them off of the vessel. Full story...
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Thousands flock to NC Oyster Festival

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video With the opening of commercial oyster season on October 15, what better way to celebrate than by heading over to the North Carolina Oyster Festival? 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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UPDATE: Woman missing since June returns home

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Tamara Smith Hare's family says she has returned home and is safe. Full story...
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Insurance company ordered to pay in '09 OIB parasailing deaths

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A time line to complete a $100,000 insurance payment was set Thursday in the case of a 2009 parasailing accident that left two women dead in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Man arrested after disturbing church with bomb threat

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video Sunday school turned scary at a Brunswick County church when a man threatened there was a bomb in the building. It happened over the weekend in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hear the 911 call from OIB animal bite

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video New details to the animal bite yesterday at Ocean Isle Beach. WWAY obtained the 911 call from the incident, in which an animal bit a 12-year-old boy in the water Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: OIB first responders not sure what bit boy in water

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video Another scare this morning in Brunswick County, as emergency workers responded to an apparent animal bite in the water off the 100 block of West 1st Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

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video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others. Full story...
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Shark bites child at Ocean Isle Beach

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video A girl is recovering after apparently being bitten by a shark off of Ocean Isle Beach this morning. Emergency crews were called out around 11:30 a.m. Mayor Debbie Smith says the six-year-old girl was in shallow water when it happened. Full story...
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Threat of storm not dampening Memorial Day at the beach

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video Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and many people are excited to spend the long weekend outside, but those outdoor activities may have to wait. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 41 years later, Vietnam vet reunites with war buddy feared dead

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video A Brunswick County veteran had a very special reunion recently with who he long thought was a fallen comrade. Jim Milstead was a riverboat officer in Vietnam. Last month he met up with a friend he thought died more than 40 years ago. Full story...
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Masked men rob OIB Dollar General

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives are searching for the masked men who robbed a store in Ocean Isle Beach Sunday night. Full story...
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