WILMINGTON — Two Great White Sharks have showed up off the coast of North Carolina this morning, according to the official OCEARCH Twitter account. 12ft male white shark @HiltonTheShark & 8ft female white shark @SharkSavannah are pinging off Oak Island, NC! https://t.co/FzVLC1cy0C pic.twitter.com/Z63d0VFnIf — OCEARCH (@OCEARCH) April 26, 2017 Shark tracking site OCEARCH reports 12 […]
Mariners being warned that navigational aids are "not currently reliable."
BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Coast Guard announced today it will be discontinuing operation of ten navigational buoys located in the Lockwoods Folly Inlet. The navigational aids are located in the inlet separating Oak Island from Holden Beach, where the Lockwoods Folly River empties into the Atlantic. The Coast Guard cited extensive shoaling, or deposits of […]
OAK ISLAND — Rebecca Gail “Becky” Easterling Mohr, 67, beloved wife, mother and gramma, formerly of Charlotte, N.C., passed away peacefully with her family by her side Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2017, following her valiant fight with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Her strong will to live, the love and prayers of family and friends carried her through […]
OAK ISLAND — Dana Leslie Jones, 93, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at her home. Ms. Jones was born in New Jersey on Oct. 20, 1923, to the late George and Mabel Moore. Surviving are her two sons, Randall ‘Randy’ Seale and William ‘Clay’ Seale. At Ms. Jones request, no services will be held.
OAK ISLAND — Thomas Frank Mignella, 82, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C. Mr. Mignella was born Oct. 17, 1934, in Bound Brook, N.J., son of the late Thomas and Alice Velcheck Mignella. Mr. Mignella, along with his brother, Robert, operated the family business Mignella Dry Cleaners & […]
OAK ISLAND — Ethel Moss Lowe, 96, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Ocean Trail Nursing Center in Southport. Ethel was born June 24, 1920, in Elberton, Ga., daughter of the late Lulabelle and Asa Moss. She worked for Cartex Mills for many years and retired from Celanese Fiber in Salisbury, N.C. Before moving […]
OAK ISLAND — The Friends of Oak Island Lighthouse (FOIL) would like to announce our “Keeping Our Light Strong” campaign and ask for your support. Many of you are familiar with FOIL, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit the Town of Caswell Beach created when the lighthouse was acquired as part of the Federal “Land to Parks” program […]
OAK ISLAND — Margaret Doherty McMillan of Oak Island, N.C., lost her courageous battle with her longtime illness on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, in her home on Oak Island with her family by her side. Margaret is survived by her husband and best friend of 51 years, Ronald (Ronnie) McMillan of Oak Island; her children, […]
Local kayakers now have a new spot to launch from in Brunswick County. This week, a public launch was unveiled at William S. “Bill” Smith Park in Oak Island. According to officials, it is the first Americans with Disability Act-compliant kayak launch in Brunswick County. A bench with pop-out shelves – one higher up […]
Though other parts of North Carolina are still underwater due to Hurricane Matthew, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County experienced minimal damage in most areas. According to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, 6.59 inches of rain were recorded at the Wilmington International Airport, several inches lower than predicted. Sustained winds measured […]