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Today's News

  • CIS of Brunswick County helps students in need with supply drive

    Communities In Schools of Brunswick County and CIS Thrift Shops are still collecting much-needed school supplies for students in need around the county. CIS is continuing to host its annual Back to School Supply Drive during August. Supplies are being collected at all CIS thrift shop locations in Brunswick County and the CIS main office in Southport.

    There are four CIS Thrift Shops located in Boiling Spring Lakes, Leland, Southport and Sunset Beach that serve as school supply drop-off points.

  • State gets $120K over nationwide data breach

    Attorney General Josh Stein announced North Carolina has reached a settlement with the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (collectively “Nationwide”), concerning an October 2012 data breach.

  • Carolina Soul Festival planned for Sept. 9

    The Carolina Soul Festival, presented by Community Movement Alliance, is a community-oriented health, wellness, music and art festival set in the heart of the South Brunswick Islands area. The second annual event will feature interactive vendors, a kid’s zone, a ninja warrior obstacle course for adults, yoga, tai chi classes and more.

    It will take place Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Calabash at 9480 Ocean Highway (U.S. 17) between Movement Works’ studio and the South Brunswick Island Center.

  • Leland Founders’ Day to take place Sept. 9

    Leland’s Founders’ Day celebration will be Sept. 9 from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Leland Municipal Complex.

    The event will feature live music with Johnny White & The Elite Band and Justin Cody Fox, fireworks, carnival food trucks, arts and crafts.

    There will be no parking on site, but park and ride shuttles will be available at North Brunswick High School. Bring canned/non-perishable food for food drive benefitting local food bank.

    Email recreation@townofleland.com with any questions/concerns.

  • Purple Feet Festival scheduled for Sept. 9

    Silver Coast Winery, in partnership with Special Kids Sponsor Foundation, which benefits children in foster care, will host the Purple Feet Festival on Sept. 9 as they celebrate the grape.

    Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children younger than 12 and Lucy look-alikes are admitted free.

    Come enjoy live music by the Imitations, along with MC Tony Resse. There will be a variety of arts and craft vendors, with a Lucy Look-A-Like contest at 3:30 p.m., grape stomping all day and food vendors. The winemaker will also give a winery tour.

  • Blevins receives Distinguished Service Award at national agents meeting

    Mark Blevins received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents during its annual meeting and Professional Improvement Conference in Salt Lake City.

    This award is given to agents with more than 10 years of service in Cooperative Extension and have exhibited excellence in the field of Extension Education. This award is only presented to 2 percent of the County Extension Educators in North Carolina each year.

  • Sunset Beach sinkhole attributed to rainfall

    Heavy rainfall last week is blamed for a sinkhole that opened up at 796 Sunset Blvd. in Sunset Beach.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation went on-site last Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 8, closing one lane of the mainland street.

    NCDOT back-filled the hole, Sunset Beach Town Clerk Lisa Anglin said.

  • Winnabow woman dies after being hit by car

    A woman is dead after being hit by a car Thursday, Aug. 10, in Winnabow.

    Sarah Fowler, 33, of Winnabow was in the westbound lane of Old Mill Creek Road just before 6 a.m. Thursday when she was struck by a 2006 Chevy Impala driven by Charles Rayl, 25, of Winnabow, North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper David Adams said.

    She died at the scene.

    Adams said it was not clear why Fowler was in the roadway.

    No charges will be filed in the incident, Adams said.

  • Southport man accused in shootings during two-county chase

    A Southport man is accused of shooting at two people during a chase that began in Leland and ended in Wilmington on Wednesday morning. No one was injured.

    Terrell Jamal Pompey, 28, of Stuart Avenue is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, shooting into an occupied vehicle and possession of firearm by a felon out in New Hanover County, according to a Wilmington Police Department news release.

  • Smiths celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Johnnie and Violet Smith of Ash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with a celebration at Cypress Creek Church in Whiteville. The couple, who wed June 16, 1957, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.