Today's News

  • Harrington Village developer announces more businesses while first tenants move in

    The first mixed-use development on Village Road in Leland has added retail tenants and its first apartment resident.

    Harrington Village developer D Logan and Shirley Logan of Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast announced Monday that Sandalwood Shoppes and Axis Fitness + Training will open in the spring.

    The Harrington Village subdivision is a multifamily development planned off Village Road between Baldwin Drive and Fairview Road.

  • Stand Down event for veterans March 22-24 in Wilmington

    District 9 of the American Legion, the New Hanover Veterans Council, partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs and in cooperation with Congressman David Rouzer, will sponsor a Veteran Benefit Experience Center (VBEC) and Stand Down event March 22-24 at the Wilmington Elks Club at 5102 Oleander Drive in Wilmington.

    American Legion District 9 encompasses multiple Legion Post’s in the Cape Fear region, including Brunswick, Pender and Johnson counties in addition to New Hanover County. All veterans in the surrounding community are encouraged to attend.

  • Shallotte riverwalk construction could begin in November

    SHALLOTTE — Construction on Shallotte’s riverwalk project could begin at the end of November.

    Shallotte aldermen approved a service agreement for the riverwalk with Paramounte Engineering for architectural design and construction, subject to review by Town Attorney Laura Thompson, during their regular meeting March 6.

    Construction could begin at the end of November following the design and permitting processes, according to the schedule provided by Paramounte.

  • Cabana rental ban kicks up Sunset Beach sand

    SUNSET BEACH —A backlash has arisen after Sunset Beach Town Council voted to ban commercial cabanas on the beach at the March 5 board meeting.

    Mayor Pro Tem Mark Benton made a motion that the town prohibit retail “sale and assembly” of cabanas on the beach by any commercial company, which was seconded by councilwoman Jan Harris.

    Benton, Harris and councilman Richard Cerrato voted in favor to councilmen John Corbett and Charlie Nern’s dissenting votes.

  • Brunswick County ABC store approved for move closer to Leland

    Brunswick County’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board received state approval to move its U.S. 74/76 ABC store from the Brunswick-Columbus county line to the highway intersection at Maco Road, near Northwest.

    The NCABC Commission approved the store relocation request at its regular meeting March 7 in Raleigh.

    According to state ABC Investigator James Casteen’s report to the NCABC Commission, the Brunswick County ABC board requested approval to relocate the ABC Store from 5211 Andrew Jackson Highway (U.S. 74/76) to 3660 Maco Road in Leland on Jan. 24.

  • Rule change allows alligator hunting in county

    After two years of study, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission adopted a rule for alligator hunting in an area that includes Brunswick County.

    In February 2016, the NCWRC created an alligator task force to create a North Carolina Alligator Management Plan.

    The alligator plan, approved last October, identified a 10-county area called an Alligator Management Unit (AMU) where alligator populations are larger than in the rest of the state, which could more often lead to conflicts with humans.

  • OIB couple makes rare find on Sunset Beach

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — What first caught the eye of Ocean Isle Beach couple Pam Parisian and Paul Howes about the object was that it looked like a rock in a place where rocks just aren’t.

    The couple was walking along on the far east end of Sunset Beach on Feb. 6 when they came up on the object that seemed out of the ordinary.

  • VA Whole Health Workshop set for March 29

    Fayetteville VA Medical Center’s Wilmington Health Care Center (WHCC) is inviting coastal area transitioning military, veterans and VA employees to a two-hour introduction to VA Whole Health Workshop.

    The workshop is set for Thursday, March 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Wilmington HCC at 1705 Gardner Road. Reservations are required. Veterans are welcome to invite their spouse or significant other to this training. RSVP to William Lowry Jr., WHCC peer support specialist, at (910) 343-5300, ext. 3585 or (910) 813-5448.

  • OIB sets hearing on senior living site

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach officials will let residents have their say about rezoning land for a senior living community site, approving a public hearing for the request to be held at their next meeting at 8:45 a.m. April 10.

    Coastal Vineyard Church requested rezoning the vacant lot at 5573 Beach Road SW, east of Duck Pond Road. The lot includes 10.65 acres the church requested rezoned to C-3 for the purpose of adding a 60-unit residential building for moderate-income seniors.

  • ‘Dangerous’ dog shot by off-duty deputy in Shallotte

    An off-duty deputy shot and killed a “dangerous” pet dog March 8 in Shallotte, according to a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    According to the release, an email was sent at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to River Hills subdivision residents regarding a possible wild animal roaming near Pine Hill Drive. Residents reported seeing an animal described as a wolf or coyote with another unidentified animal in its mouth and blood on its face.