We will of course keep an eye on the rip currents this weekend, but here is a “Heads Up” of what we expect.
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The following newspaper article recently ran about dredging operations in the Lockwoods Folly Inlet and the latest Army Corp of Engineers survey shows just how shallow and dangerous the inlet is right now. Extreme care must be taken by all boaters entering or exiting at Lockwoods Folly Inlet until all dredging operations are complete. The […]
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Thanks to the kindness of Oak Islanders, we were able to drop off 2 truckloads of food, and $600 in cash and gift cards to the Southport/Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Bank! Awesome job everyone!!
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Thank you all for coming out and donating food yesterday for our food drive! We had a lot of fun and collected 2 truckloads of food, as well as cash and gift card donations. Oak Islanders Rock!!
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We are sorry to announce that the Southport Yacht Club’s Flea Market event scheduled for April 4th has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). There is a possibility this event will be rescheduled for a future date. This was going to be a major fundraiser for Oak Island Water Rescue, and we sincerely appreciate […]
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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Oak Island Parks and Recreation hosted their annual Mardis Gras by the Sea Parade. The weather was beautiful this year and for the first time we used our drone in the parade to capture some great video of the event. Have a look!
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With today being International Women’s Day, we share with you two of our favorite ladies, Melissa and Nancy. Both are long time members of Oak Island Water Rescue and critical to our success. Melissa handles most of our grant applications, helps with fundraising, and has been integral on several saves, including last summer’s rescue of […]
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The Army Corps of Engineers had released an updated hydrosurvey of Lockwood Folly Inlet. This appears to show some improvement over the last one, but extreme care must always be taken when operating in or near the inlet.
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On Saturday, February 29, 2020, Special Olympics hosted a fundraiser and very fun event at Middleton Park that culminated with a Polar Plunge on the beach. We worked with them to promote the event, as well as our food drive, which was going on concurrently. It was a huge success! You donated 2 full truckloads […]
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While we are certainly most active from April through September, Oak Island Water Rescue trains throughout the year. February is our traditional month to re-certify all members in CPR and First Aid. Oak Island Fire Department provides this training to us, and we appreciate them very much! We did this training last week at Fire […]
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