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  • Leland police issue scam alert

    Police are warning residents about a scam after a Leland business received a suspicious call Tuesday.

    Someone claiming to represent Duke Energy called the business, which was not identified, and said the company had not received payment for services in the past three months, according to a Leland Police Department news release.

  • Leland courts young adults of all ages with 21-and-up adult egg hunt Thursday

    The adults will no longer have to sit on the sidelines during Leland’s Easter egg hunt.

    While the annual Leland Egg Hunt for children will run Saturday, April 4, an egg hunt for those 21-and-up is coming Thursday, April 2.

    The first ever Adult Egg Hunt at Leland Municipal Park, an adults-only flashlight egg hunt takes place at 7:30 p.m.

    “This is our first crack at something like this,” Leland Parks and Recreation Director Niel Brooks said.

  • Development plans and projects take shape along highways

    New businesses, or the potential for them to come to Brunswick County, have created activity in several locations on or near N.C. 211 and U.S. 17.

    211 Midway Commons

    Developer Wakefield Associates of Raleigh is clearing a lot at N.C. 211 and Midway Road for Alex Lee Inc., parent company of Lowes Foods.

    The 39-acre site, which is near St. James Plantation, will be called 211 Midway Commons.

  • Avalon lots see new life from utilities bond agreement

    One of the developments that was left for dead in the economic recession has seen a second chance over the past few months.

    Avalon of the Carolinas off N.C. 211 near Clemmons Road SE is seeing some activity with a new owner and a bond called by the county.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said prior to the housing bubble burst in 2007, Avalon of the Carolinas developers were planning to ring the subdivision around a 2.5 acre pond.

  • County commissioners endorse Convention of the States

    Brunswick County Commissioners recently approved a resolution supporting a Convention of the States.

    County Attorney Huey Marshall said the resolution tells the General Assembly it has the county’s support to call on Congress to hold a Convention of the States.

    House Joint Resolution 48 was filed Feb. 4 applying to Congress for a Convention of the States with the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution.

  • Belville commissioner matches funds raised at Founder’s Day

    BELVILLE¬ — Belville Commissioner Joe Breault has a challenge for visitors to the town’s Founder’s Day, which will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 2 at Brunswick Riverwalk at Belville Park.

    Last May, the town organized its first Founder’s Day event in seven years. It brought in an old West chuck wagon to prepare full meals, provided by The Easy Does It Ranch of Wilmington.

  • Senate bill proposes taking sales tax out of local hands

    In 2013, Brunswick County and its towns were divided on the method for distributing sales tax.

    In 2015, they may need to work together to keep the state from making changes.

  • Sing along with movie musicals at Frank Theaters

    SHALLOTTE — Frank Theaters Coastal Stadium 10 is about to burst into song.

    A four month-long series will bring a different sing-along movie to the Shallotte theater every Tuesday night.

    “It is something for spring and summer,” manager Patrice Stanley said.

    Sing-alongs were planned to begin in March, but a delay in film delivery canceled the presentation of “Mama Mia.”

    Shows will run the first Tuesday of each month April through July.

  • School officials, detectives address system network hack

     BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Schools officials and the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an unknown hacker who has disrupted the school district’s Internet connectivity.

    In a news release issued March 25, district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said members of the school district’s technology department are working to identify and mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) issues impacting the system’s network since schools began the spring semester in January.

  • Testimony begins in trial of man accused of killing Shallotte 3-year-old

     BOLIVIA — After more than a week of jury selection, testimony began Tuesday, March 31, in the first-degree murder trial of a 29-year-old man accused of killing a 3-year-old Shallotte boy more than three years ago.

    A 14-person jury was seated after a selection process that began March 23 in Brunswick County Superior Court for the trial of Montey Andrea Murray of Wilmington, who faces first-degree murder and felony child abuse charges in the March 2012 death of Jaronn Ladale McAllister.