Oak Island NC

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

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 […]

Shop Small Saturday – November 30th

Shop Small Saturday – November 30th

Help Make November 30th the biggest day of the year for small business. SOUTHPORT, NC November 21, 2013 – Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.  Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has grown into a movement that millions of individuals, businesses and communities have embraced nationwide. The Shop Small® Movement inspires people to shop with and support small businesses as well as give back to the places that have given their communities so much. This year, Small Business Saturday®  is on November 30th.   The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce is leading the way promoting Shop Small Saturday for the Southport-Oak Island area.    As we join this […]

US Open King Mackerel Tournament Launches New Website

US Open King Mackerel Tournament Launches New Website

Southport, NC The 34th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament begins Thursday, October 3rd with onsite registration at the Southport Marina from 10am-midnight.  Anglers will compete on October 4th and 5th for the ALL CASH guaranteed prize structure.   Last year the tournament attracted 408 boats to the Southport-Oak Island area.  In preparation for this year’s tournament, a redesign of the tournament website was performed.  To accomplish the job, the Tournament hired local advertising agency, The DASC Group. The DASC Group is a Southport, North Carolina based boutique advertising agency.   Its principals, Dave Anderson and Steve Cherry, have extensive experience in sales, marketing, and advertising.  Both spent their working careers in Fortune 100 companies.  Dave and Steve’s expertise rests in the […]

34th Anniversary U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

34th Anniversary U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament

October 3rd , 4th  and 5th  at Southport Marina SOUTHPORT, NC August 15, 2013 Thirty-four years ago a group of forty community leaders met and decided that they needed an event to showcase the great fall fishing Southport-Oak Island area has to offer. Those community leaders signing a promissory note at a local financial institution guaranteed the $10,000 first place prize money for the first tournament – thus the U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament was born. The U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament is one of the largest king mackerel tournaments in the United States attracting 408 boats in 2012. An all CASH GUARANTEED prize structure adds to the enjoyment of the event. The tournament guarantees its entire prize structure; it […]

Phlock Entertainment Lineup Announced

Phlock Entertainment Lineup Announced

Southport, NC August 8, 2013 – The signature event of the Phlock to the Beach A Buffett Style Beach Bash will be a concert at the Cape Fear Jetport on Saturday, August 24th from 4pm-10pm (gates open at 3pm).   There will be food, beverages, beer garden,  games, contests and music with two bands – Key Lime Pie Band on stage from 4pm-7pm and Latitude 7pm-10pm. Latitude the dynamic duo of Tom & Michelle Becker have been keeping the music flowing and the good times going with a fresh mix of beach, dance and party favorites since 1996.   Sun-Kissed Melodies and plenty of “Island Attitude” have made Latitude one of the most popular Artists in Trop Rock Music….but that’s not all!  […]

1st Phlock to the Beach Event August 23rd & 24th

1st Phlock to the Beach Event August 23rd & 24th

SOUTHPORT-OAK ISLAND AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR PHLOCK TO THE BEACH-A BUFFETT STYLE BEACH BASH   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 23-24, 2013. Activities include pub tours throughout Southport and Oak Island, beach game tournaments and concerts. A special thank you to UNCW student Caitlin Dwelly who won the art design contest for the official Phlock to the Beach logo. A new festival for the area, it is expected to draw many Buffett fans from across North Carolina and neighboring states. The fun begins with a local “Vote Your Favorite Cheeseburger” competition. Customers of member restaurants in […]