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Today's News

  • Leland Police report

    Leland police investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests in the last two weeks. All information is taken directly from incident and arrest reports.

    May 8

    Steven Anthony Dumas, 33, of Lake Shore Drive was arrested on felony charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon and probation violation.

    Larceny of $350 in tools from a construction site on Mill Creek Loop.

    Breaking and entering and larceny of sunglasses worth $300 from a motor vehicle parked on Pine Grove Court.

    May 9

  • Novant appeals state decision on Leland surgery center

    Novant Health filed a petition to appeal the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthcare Planning and Certificate of Need (CON) Section’s decision to deny its Brunswick Outpatient Surgery application and approve the CON for Brunswick Surgery Center.

  • Ask me about my vacation scar

    During our last chat, right around Mother’s Day, I wrote about my dad and baseball.

    Because I believe in equal time, today I am writing about Mom, with a little more about baseball, but more about what she has had to put up with.

    The stories Mom gets included in, as you’ll soon find out, tend to end in bloodshed.

    Back in my not-so-Little League days, it was Mom who ran my sisters and me to all our practices and games.

  • Winnabow weather radio transmitter repaired

    Damage to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio transmitter in Winnabow has been repaired.

    Steve Pfaff of the National Weather Service in Wilmington said an inspection of the radio tower in January found damage to a cable that connects to the antenna.

    The inspection showed some of the tower rigging also sustained wind damage and the antenna was bent, too.

    Pfaff said repairs involved replacing the entire cable with a bigger, more insulated cable, which should cause less signal loss.

  • Leland considers eliminating on-street parking rules

    LELAND — Leland officials will revamp the on-street parking rules put in place a year-and-a-half ago after the town council and planning board heard developers’ complaints at a May 26 meeting.

    In January 2016, Leland commissioners voted to require an additional parking space be provided at a ratio of one space per one lot in all new subdivisions.

  • H2GO bolsters RO plant public relations

    The H2GO board contracted with a public relations consultant at their May 23 meeting to win public opinion to the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO reverse osmosis (RO) water plant project.

    H2GO executive director Bob Walker said the utility’s public information officer, Tyler Wittkofsky, has worked well in his first six months but needs more help.

  • NOAA predicts above-normal hurricane season

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its hurricane season prediction report for 2017 a week before the official start of hurricane season, June 1.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center reported May 25 the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs through Nov. 30, will most likely be above-normal.

    NOAA predicted a 70 percent likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms, which include winds of 39 mph or higher.

    The forecast also estimates five to nine of the storms could become hurricanes, reaching winds of 74 mph or higher.

  • Tough weather produces even tougher fishing

     Over the Memorial Day weekend, the offshore action has gone from one extreme to another. Last week (May 22-26) we were experiencing a typical, late spring offshore pattern as fishermen were having success with both bottom fishing and top water action in almost any depth range. From mahi-mahi near the gulf stream to Spanish Mackerel along the beachfront, the fishing remained consistent. Then like a light switch, strong winds swept across our coast, leaving nothing but dirty, churned water behind.

  • Cecil and Craven catch three keeper flounder

     Jeff Cecil and Mike Craven from the Charlotte area show three keeper flounder they caught while fishing with Capt. Buster Gillis of Buster’s Outdoors Guide Service. These keeper flounder were all in the 18- to 20-inch size range. They caught 16 flounder while fishing the Intracoastal Waterway, canals and channels in the Ocean Isle Beach area and using artificial bait.

  • Healthy feet can make a difference in golf game