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  • Leland OKs Lanvale Forest voluntary annexation

    LELAND — Leland officials reached a compromise Nov. 30 with Lanvale Forest residents to accept the voluntary annexation of a new phase of the development, which also started the process for the town-initiated annexation of the rest of Lanvale Forest.

    The town continued a public hearing from September to consider the voluntary annexation of phase three of the neighborhood and an associated zoning application submitted by the new developer, M&JM (NC) LLC, for 37.65 acres of undeveloped land off Old Forest Drive.

  • County to study water treatment options

    GenX and other contaminants in the Cape Fear River, Brunswick County Public Utilities’ source for drinking water, will be part of the department’s focus as it plans for the expansion of the Northwest Water Treatment Plant in 2018.

    County public utilities director John Nichols spoke to county commissioners at their Dec. 4 meeting about improvement options for the plant.

  • Key dates in the H2GO reverse osmosis plant timeline

    July 2011: The H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer District commissions a water supply feasibility study to gauge future needs based on anticipated service areas and customer growth over 20 years. The study evaluated obtaining surface water from the Cape Fear River with a new water treatment plant, developing groundwater supplies for treatment with a reverse osmosis (RO) treatment plant or continued purchase of finished water from Brunswick County Public Utilities (BCPU).

  • 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.