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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Oak Island, North Carolina including Fort Caswell, Long Beach, Yaupon Beach and surrounding North Brunswick region.

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Calling Artist for local Art on the Apron Event: Phlock to the Beach – a Buffett style Beach Blast

Hosted by: Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC July 25, 2014 – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd. A new event for 2014, Art on the Apron allows artists to create one-of-a-kind art around the Phlock to the Beach Concert dance floor. Participating artists will receive two tickets to Saturday’s trop-rock beach concert […]

Phlock to the Beach – August 22nd – 24th, 2014

Phlock to the Beach – August 22nd – 24th, 2014

Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce announces Schedule of Events for Phlock to the Beach – A Buffet Style Beach Bash 2014 Phlock to the Beach Schedule (PDF) SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA, NC – The Chamber of Commerce for the Southport-Oak Island area will host a long weekend of Jimmy Buffett-Style events August 22-24, 2014. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. An annual festival, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local Parrot Head Pub & Grub Crawl on Friday, August 22nd.   After a day of Oak Island beach games including corn hole and horse shoes on Saturday and […]

The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

The American Red Cross calls on eligible donors with all blood types to help maintain a sufficient blood supply this summer

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 — The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage. During the summer months, on average, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed to meet the needs of patients. Vacations and summer activities are among the reasons regular donors may not find the time to give. But, patients don’t get a vacation from needing blood – the need is constant. As a national network, the Red Cross has a unique responsibility to help ensure blood is available for patients whenever and wherever it is needed. By donating blood or platelets through the Red […]

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Operation North State’s 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival

Fulfilling a Recreational Request (NC Coastal Fishing Outing) of NC’s Wounded Warriors and Disabled Veterans   WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 16 - Operation North State (ONS), its supporters and volunteers are calling on North Carolina’s People, Places, Products and Pride to help support the 1st Annual Peer Fishin’ Festival. The event will be held Friday, October 17 at Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island. ONS is hosting  300 Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers and/or friends to a great day of pier fishing and friendships. According to Operational North State’s Founder/Volunteer, Terry Snyder, “For the past two years, ONS continued to receive requests from Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and their respective caregivers to provide a coastal fishing event. In June, […]

2013 – 2014 Leadership Brunswick County Paves the Way for Volunteer Service

2013 – 2014 Leadership Brunswick County Paves the Way for Volunteer Service

SOUTHPORT, NC June 6, 2014 – The 2013-14 class of Leadership Brunswick County (LBC) held their graduation ceremony on May 21, at South Brunswick Islands Center, a facility that is part of Brunswick Community College. The 13-14 class had eight members from Brunswick County who met monthly for the last nine months beginning in September 2013. LBC is an accelerated leadership training class for emerging leaders in the communities of Brunswick County. It is sponsored by Brunswick Community College, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, and Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the last nine months the class traveled to various parts of Brunswick County learning about the history of the county, the government structure, […]

Chowder Cook-Off March 9th to Support NC 4th of July Festival

Chowder Cook-Off March 9th to Support NC 4th of July Festival

SOUTHPORT, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – There are as many types of chowders as there will be those cooking at the Annual Chowder Cook-off on Sunday, March 9th from 1pm-4pm at the Oak Island Moose Lodge. In addition to the Chowder Tasting, there will be entertainment by “Party of Two”, a baked goods sale,  50/50 raffle, Door Prizes, and cash bar.  Advanced tickets are $8.00 and available at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, 4433 Long Beach Road.  Tickets at the door will be $10.00.  A limited number of tickets will be sold. Chowder Cook-off awards will be decided by People’s Choice Ballots from those tasting chowder. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

A Pirate’s Exile: Booty of Brunswick
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A Pirate’s Exile: Booty of Brunswick

When I got home from the trip on the sailboat, I tried to make things work, I really did.  I wanted to get to a point where I could   I got a job and tried very hard to make it worth my time.  I worked 60-75 hour weeks so that I could take home less than 500$.  I didn’t complain but it was all because I was overcompensating.  I had enjoyed my time on the boat and on the water.  It was something that I felt bad about because all of my friends had been stuck in that seasonal town while I was off on an adventure and it seemed like maybe I had done something that was too […]

Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo – Sunday, February 16th

Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo – Sunday, February 16th

SOUTHPORT, NC January 28, 2014 – Recently engaged and don’t know where to start?  Planning a wedding and need some ideas?   The Southern Cape Fear Bridal Expo is just the place to start planning for your perfect day.  Some 20 select vendors specializing in weddings will be at the St. James Community Center on Sunday, February 16th from 1pm-4pm.  There will be over many door prizes given away during Bridal Expo. Vendors include party rentals, event planners, caters, venues, florist, cakes, wine shop, disc jockey, accommodations, photographers, transportation and wedding officials. Every bride in attendance will receive the Chamber’s Southern Cape Fear Coast Wedding planner. The planner includes helpful hints, timelines, information on traditions and a list of vendors ready to work […]

Citizens Asked to Speak Out Against Proposed 35% Insurance Increase

Citizens Asked to Speak Out Against Proposed 35% Insurance Increase

SHALLOTTE, NC January 9, 2014 – Shallotte officials are calling citizens to action. Just six months after an up to 19 percent homeowners insurance rate hike went into effect for Brunswick County, a homeowners rate filing from the N.C. Bureau on Jan. 4, 2014 proposes another 35 percent increase for Shallotte residents. Officials with the Town of Shallotte strongly oppose the proposed insurance rate hike, calling it “unreasonable.” The proposed rates include a 35 percent increase for zip codes 28470 and 28459 and a statewide increase of 25.3 percent.  If approved, the increase would take effect on Aug. 1, 2014. Homeowners are already struggling with the up to 19 percent hike that took effect on July 1, 2013. If the […]