Today's News

  • Leland approves new development along planned Mallory Creek Drive extension

    LELAND — Leland’s town board approved an update to the Mallory Creek Plantation planned unit development for a new phase called The Retreat during its Thursday, June 16, meeting.

    The additional 87 lots zoned for single-family homes will also provide more road connections with the adjacent Westport and Brunswick Forest developments.

    As part of the town’s street connector plan, Leland has planned to extend Mallory Creek Drive to connect to Rice Gate Way. The project is included in the 2016-17 budget.

  • Public hearing set on Leland developer incentives

    Leland officials will seek public input on an offer of financial incentives to the developer of Harrington Village to see the project built as envisioned as the centerpiece of a downtown area along Village Road.

    Leland staff sent out a notice of the public hearing for June 16, but Town Manager David Hollis said June 9 the hearing will be delayed until the July 21 town meeting.

  • Man indicted in Brunswick Forest house fire

    A Brunswick County Superior Court grand jury indicted a Leland man charged in a Feb. 6 fire that damaged a home in his neighborhood, Brunswick Forest.

    Leland police arrested 34-year-old William James Kelim II, of Walbury Court, and charged him with first-degree arson, breaking and entering and communicating threats for starting the fire following a domestic dispute earlier in the day, Lt. Jeremy Humphries said in a previous interview.

  • County commissioners act on school bond, OK 2016-17 budget

    BOLIVIA — Four of five Brunswick County commissioners steered clear of endorsing a bond referendum for Brunswick County Schools on Monday night, but voted to approve placing it on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

    Commissioner Marty Cooke, whose wife Catherine Cooke is a school board member, said he opposed putting the referendum up for a vote because the school system was not in complete agreement about the bond referendum and had not exhausted all its options for using existing classroom space.

  • Shallotte police seek woman in credit card theft

    Shallotte police are asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who is a person of interest in a stolen credit card investigation. 

    Sgt. John Holman said his office received a call from the Hickory Police Department in Catawba County that someone in Hickory was the victim of credit card fraud at Wal-Mart in Shallotte on June 4.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Holman at 754-6008.

  • GSATS committee works on Carolina Bays project

    Transportation officials pushing for another highway connector between North Carolina and South Carolina want to check the math on the latest project priority list.

    At the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Grand Strand Area Transportation Study (GSATS) meeting June 8 in Carolina Shores, the group discussed a drop in prioritization points for the Carolina Bays Parkway project, an extension of S.C. 31 into North Carolina to U.S. 17.

  • Free summer meals for children, teens announced

    Open to all children 18 and younger, free summer meals for kids and teens start this week in Brunswick County. No enrollment is required. Call Brunswick County Schools Child Nutrition at 253-1092 for additional information.

    Lincoln Elementary School: June 27 to Aug. 18,
Mondays through Thursdays, breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    North Brunswick High School: June 27 to Aug. 18,
Mondays through Thursdays, lunch at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • FAA issues new rules for drone operation

    The Federal Aviation Administration unveiled new rules for drone operators June 21. The N.C. Department of Transportation Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand the new rules and how they impact drone operations in the state.

    Drones, also called unmanned aircraft systems, are an increasingly popular technology with many potential uses. The FAA’s new rules apply to both commercial and government operations of small drones (weighing less than 55 pounds).

  • Smithville Park playground grand opening set for July 21

    Brunswick County Parks and Recreation announced the official grand opening of its new all-inclusive playground at Smithville Park in Southport will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21. There will be snacks and giveaways as well.

    This playground was funded by a grant awarded by Trillium Health Resources.

    Call 253-2670 for more information.

  • New provisions in motor vehicle laws take effect July 1

    Beginning Friday, July 1, five new motor vehicle provisions will become North Carolina law. The provisions, passed by the General Assembly, affect either vehicles or drivers in the state.