Tagged great white’s Hilton and Savannah ping off Oak Island Wednesday

Katharine, a great white shark tracked by the nonprofit research group, Ocearch. Photo courtesy OCEARCH.

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 […]

Coast Guard pulls Lockwoods Folly buoys, tells mariners to sail ‘at their own risk’

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 […]

Rebecca Gail “Becky” Easterling Mohr, 67, relished the opportunity to volunteer

Rebecca Gail Easterling Mohr

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 […]

Dana Leslie Jones, 93

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.

Thomas Frank Mignella, 82, operated Mignella Dry Cleaners & Tailors for 35 years

Thomas Frank Mignella

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 & […]

New, Americans with Disabilities Act accessible kayak launch opens in Brunswick County

New kayak launch at William S. Smith Park in Brunswick County. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

  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 […]

Wilmington area received minimal damage from Hurricane Matthew (slideshow)

A sign outside The Dixie Grill on Market Street in downtown Wilmington on Sunday morning. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

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 […]

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