Local News

  • Officials, agencies react to H2GO transfer

    The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board’s Nov. 28 decision to hand the utility to Belville to keep its reverse osmosis water treatment plant project alive opened the floodgates of legal activity in the past week.

    After the surprise vote by H2GO chairman Bill Browning, vice chairman Ron Jenkins and secretary Carl Antos took the power out of commissioners Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley’s hands, the board members worked the letter of state law Monday to take the board majority by swearing in candidate-elect Bill Beer.

  • H2GO board votes to turn utility over to Belville

    H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District board members voted at their Nov. 28 meeting to turn the utility over to the town of Belville.

    During the meeting at Leland Middle School, outgoing board secretary Carl Antos proposed the resolution conveying H2GO to the town.

  • Man in serious condition at New Hanover after water rescue near Lockwood Folly Inlet

    A man remains in serious condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Tuesday night after a water rescue near Lockwood Folly Inlet earlier in the day.

    David Robinson of Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad said the man, whose name has not yet been released, was found just before 5:30 p.m by boaters in the area after they were alerted that a male subject was floating in the water. Once the boaters reached the man they recognized he was semi-responsive and in distress, Robinson said.

  • State expands quarantine area for imported fire ants

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is expanding a state quarantine for the imported fire ant to include all of Warren County effective Jan. 1, 2018. With the expansion, the quarantine includes portions or entire areas of 75 counties.

  • Historic Wilmington Foundation hires Rutledge to serve as executive director

    Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) announced Beth Rutledge as its new executive director, effective Dec. 18. Rutledge succeeds George Edwards, who announced his retirement earlier this year and has led the organization since 2004.

  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers.

  • 25th annual Brunswick County Toy Run Dec. 9

    Brunswick County motorcycle and classic car enthusiasts are invited to the 25th annual Brunswick County Toy Run on Saturday, Dec. 9, starting at Brunswick Island Baptist Church at 1672 Mount Pisgah Road SW in Supply.

    Signup begins at 9 a.m. with lunch at 11 a.m. The ride starts at 12:45 p.m. followed by shopping at Wal-Mart in Southport at 3:30 p.m.

  • Interfaith prayer vigil set for Dec. 11

    Twenty-five Wilmington area faith communities and grassroots organizations will come together Monday evening, Dec. 11, for a candlelight vigil to pray for an end to gun violence and to remember the many local victims of that violence. The vigil will feature prayers for victims, their families, those working to curb gun violence in our community and for the courage to stand together against violence in all its forms.

  • African tortoise stolen from Leland residence


  • Man accused of stealing drugs from Leland nursing home

    A Lumberton man is accused of stealing drugs from the Leland nursing home where he worked.

    Jermaine A. Jenkins, 35, of Fayetteville Road was arrested Nov. 30 and charged with larceny by employee and trafficking opium or heroin.

    Warrants show Jenkins stole 41 5 mg oxycodone tablets from Brunswick Cove Nursing Home on River Road on Oct. 1 and 2.

    Jenkins remains in the Brunswick County Detention Facility on $100,000 bail.