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Today's News

  • Developer announces Leland Town Center plans

    One of Leland’s most prominent undeveloped properties is now under development.

    Twin Rivers Capital LLC announced plans for Leland Town Center, a 250,000-square-foot commercial space off U.S. 17 between Ploof Road and Ocean Gate Plaza.

    Andy Mitwol, development partner with Twin Rivers, said plans for the retail space are evolving, but the first phase will include a Chic-fil-A restaurant fronting U.S. 17.

  • Belville OKs subdivision, farmers market vendor licenses

    BELVILLE — Belville board members gave their approval Monday to move ahead with the first new development in town in many years.

    The Evolve River Road Subdivision is a proposed 11-lot neighborhood on 5.13 acres on the west side of River Road (N.C. 133) between the Hawkeswater subdivision to the north and west and the Olde Towne subdivision to the south.

    Town Attorney Jim Eldridge told commissioners the town planning board passed a recommendation at its July 12 meeting for the site plan/preliminary plat approval.

  • Leland TDA considers partnership with town

    LELAND — The Leland Tourism Development Authority could work more closely with the town if the new board accepts an offer from Town Manager David Hollis for the town to provide some administrative services.

    Leland’s town council re-chartered the TDA in May, increasing membership to include nine seats on the board and voting to have a town commissioner serve as chairman.

  • Leland to search town history to decide on second marker

    LELAND — Leland officials will have to look into the town’s history to decide if a second historical marker should be erected.

    Parks and recreation director Niel Brooks told council members at their July 20 meeting Edward Noble Jr. submitted a historical marker application for a marker for his father, Edward Noble Sr., who he said maintained Carolina Avenue for many years.

    Brooks said the historical marker application process involves verifying the contributions a recipient made to the town.

  • You decide: Why can’t we get the economy just right?

    By Dr. Mike Walden

    Guest Columnist

    My wife is a great cook, and she makes fabulous varieties of soups. My favorite is her lentil soup. It’s both tasty and healthy!

    Sometimes my wife and I disagree over the temperature of the soup. Remember the Goldilocks’ saying about the soup not being too hot or too cold, but instead being just right? Well, my wife and I don’t see eye-to-eye over what is the “just right” temperature for soup, since she likes it hotter than me.

  • Opioid epidemic and spread of addiction crisis are akin to terrorism

    By Rocky Atkinson

    Guest Columnist

    We all worry hardcore terrorism may one day be normal in the U.S. Thankfully, the Department of Homeland Security has, thus far, kept it at bay. But are we really as safe as we think?

  • When duty calls for a whirlwind trip to the mountains

    My plan last Wednesday was to leave the office early that afternoon, then head to my parents’ house to spend the night before driving father down Interstate 40 the next day to Asheville for my first North Carolina Press Association meeting as a soon-to-be official member of the board. My term as president of the North Carolina Association of Community Newspapers begins next Tuesday, Aug. 1.

  • District Court docket for July 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14

    The following cases were adjudicated over five days of District Criminal Court on July 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Bolivia.

    Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Department of Correction.

     

    Monday, July 10

    Judge W. Fred Gore presided over the following cases with prosecutor Patrick Murphy and courtroom clerk Courtney Graham:

  • Gore makes county proud while serving country

    When members of the Coast Guard typically make the news in Brunswick County, it is because they have come to the rescue of distressed swimmers and boaters, or because they are assisting local agencies with searches in and along our waterways.

    The members of Coast Guard Auxiliaries and Flotillas are just as active in our county, most notably for offering free vessel safety checks and reminding us about the importance of wearing life vests on personal watercraft and boats of all sizes.

  • Community choir UNITED tunes up for July 30 concert

    They’re a 50-voice community choir converging from all over Brunswick County and three adjacent counties.

    At 7 p.m. this coming Sunday, July 30, the ensemble called UNITED unites at Mount Olive Baptist Church at 2919 Galloway Road in Bolivia to present a free public concert.

    Choir director Michael Galloway, a Brunswick County native and son of longtime Mount Olive Baptist Church Pastor Anthony Clemmons, deems UNITED a ministry and opportunity to bring a variety of people and their unique talents together.