Today's News

  • Leland Police reports

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

    Sept. 7

    Heather Renee Butler, 30, of Quail Drive SW, Supply, was cited on an order for arrest in New Hanover County.

    Winford Theodore Grainger III, 33, of Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, was arrested on a felony charge of possession of cocaine and misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Shallotte Police reports

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

    Oct. 2

    Wire fraud by pretending to sell a vehicle for $10,701.

    Oct. 3

    Check fraud by duplicating and cashing a $1,700.30 check.

    Oct. 4

    Possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia at a Wildwood Street residence.

  • Red Cross calls for winter blood drives

    Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. To help meet the constant demand for lifesaving blood donations and prevent blood shortages this winter, the American Red Cross is urging individuals and organizations to be winter heroes by hosting a blood drive.

  • Bolivia residents react to rezoning request but can’t address rehab center plan

    BOLIVIA — Bolivia residents who attended an Oct. 2 public hearing expressed their concern that property considered for rezoning would be used for an in-house drug rehabilitation facility.

    The residents were also upset to learn town commissioners would not discuss the use of the building as a rehab facility because the meeting was only for comments on rezoning.

  • NCDA&CS announces floodplain swine buyout program’s fifth phase

    The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has partnered with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to continue its program to purchase permanent conservation easements on swine operations within the 100-year floodplain.

    This will be the fifth time the state has offered this program that began in 2000 following flooding from Hurricane Floyd. The program offers an opportunity for swine production operations with a high risk of flooding to convert to other forms of agriculture more compatible with floodplain locations.

  • Rouzer brings federal officials to answer hurricane assistance questions

    LELAND — Congressman David Rouzer visited Leland Town Hall on Oct. 4 to tout $1.14 billion directed to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence recovery.

    The money comes from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Relief program added to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization that passed the House and Senate and was signed into law by President Trump last week.

  • OIB commissioners accept mayor’s bid for police department building

    OCEAN ISLE BEACH — Ocean Isle Beach Mayor Debbie Smith’s bid to buy the police department building at 2 W. Third St. was approved at the Oct. 9 town board meeting.

    Commissioners approved the $460,670 offer to purchase the building from Sloane Realty of Ocean Isle Beach at their Sept. 11 town meeting.

    Board approval started an upset bid process in which town staff advertised the purchase price for anyone to offer a counter bid.

  • Why Knot Stitch? American Needlepoint Guild Chapter


    President: Peggy Campbell,

    Vice president: Gretchen Piazza,

    Secretary: Pat Grosline,

    Treasurer: Anne Peacock

    Historian: April Murphy

    Internet and newsletter: Karen Dixon


    Karen Dixon at (336) 337-4973 or email whyknotstitchchapter@needlepoint.org


    needlepoint.org; a Why Knot Stitch? Facebook page is in the works

  • Flood damage may erase Leland section of Stoney Creek

    LELAND — Stoney Creek Plantation, one of the neighborhoods in Brunswick County hardest hit by flooding from Hurricane Florence, sits at the far edge of Leland town limits.

    The development is actually in three different jurisdictions: the front in Belville town limits, center streets in Brunswick County and the back in Leland, where the neighborhood backs up to Morgan Branch, a tributary of Town Creek.

    “Where all the damage occurred is in Leland,” Leland Town Manager David Hollis said.

  • High school fall sports schedules revised post-Florence

     Brunswick County Schools students have missed more than three weeks of school after Hurricane Florence devastated parts of southeastern North Carolina in mid-September.

    Due to the missed time, local high school coaches and athletic directors have worked with local athletic directors, conference officials and North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) authorities to reschedule games that were postponed during and after Hurricane Florence.