Bald Head Island http://whqr.org en First Attempt to Re-float Grounded BHI Ferry Fails; Investigation of Accident Underway http://whqr.org/post/first-attempt-re-float-grounded-bhi-ferry-fails-investigation-accident-underway <p></p><p>The first attempt to recover the Bald Head Island ferry that slammed into a sand bar yesterday has failed.&nbsp; At 10:30 AM, which was high tide Wednesday morning, crews tried to re-float the 64-foot passenger vessel “Adventure”.&nbsp; &nbsp; Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:54:57 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 47788 at http://whqr.org First Attempt to Re-float Grounded BHI Ferry Fails; Investigation of Accident Underway Bald Head Island Ferry runs aground near Battery Island; 13 people injured http://whqr.org/post/bald-head-island-ferry-runs-aground-near-battery-island-13-people-injured <p></p><p>It was just after 9 AM Tuesday morning when the Bald Head Island Ferry "Adventure" traveling to Bald Head Island from Southport ran aground near Battery Island.&nbsp;</p><p>The impact of the grounding injured thirteen people – one potentially seriously. &nbsp;That person was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. &nbsp;Eleven others went to nearby Dosher Hospital in Southport for treatment. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://wwaytv3.com">WWAY’s Sarah Murphy </a>was on the scene and spoke to some deeply-shaken passengers.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:45:15 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 47729 at http://whqr.org Bald Head Island Ferry runs aground near Battery Island; 13 people injured Brunswick County's 2013 Municipal Elections http://whqr.org/post/brunswick-countys-2013-municipal-elections <p><em>Village of Bald Head Island, Mayor:</em></p><p>Incumbent Andy Sayre beat out challenger Larry Lammert.</p><p>Joe Ridgeway ran unopposed for the one open Council seat.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><em>Town of Belville:</em></p><p>Mike Allen, who ran unopposed for Mayor earned 89% of the vote.</p><p>And Donna Schardien and Tony Huskey, the only two candidates for council, will serve.&nbsp;</p><p><em>City of Boiling Spring Lakes:</em></p><p>Craig Caster beat out Charlie Carroll for the Mayor seat in Boiling Spring Lakes.</p><p>Mary Stilwell and David Putnam won seats on the Commission.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 06:43:18 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 45726 at http://whqr.org Brunswick County's 2013 Municipal Elections Fall Pre-Drive Sweepstakes - Bald Head Island Retreat http://whqr.org/post/fall-pre-drive-sweepstakes-bald-head-island-retreat <div>We are running a fantastic pre-drive sweepstakes! Wed, 25 Sep 2013 19:24:21 +0000 Staff 43642 at http://whqr.org Fall Pre-Drive Sweepstakes - Bald Head Island Retreat Coastal Reform Act lifts cap on terminal groins in NC http://whqr.org/post/coastal-reform-act-lifts-cap-terminal-groins-nc <p></p><p>A new bill that would lift the cap on the number of terminal groins allowed in the state passed the Senate Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 21:30:23 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 36556 at http://whqr.org Coastal Reform Act lifts cap on terminal groins in NC