Today's News

  • Leland’s fire ratings go up, insurance rates expected to go down

    After receiving an inspection conducted by officials with the Department of Insurance Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM), Leland Fire/Rescue received an increased fire insurance rating of 4/10, up from the previous rating of 6/10.

    The new classification should result in a decrease in the property insurance calculations for many insured commercial properties, according to the OSFM.

  • Brunswick County Teen Court set for Jan. 22

    The next session of Brunswick County Teen Court will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Brunswick County Courthouse. Brunswick County Teen Court is a partnership program between Communities In Schools and the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, made possible through financial support provided by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and Brunswick County.

  • BCLC benefit dinner Jan. 21 at La Cucina

    The Brunswick County Literacy Council will host a wine dinner Monday, Jan. 21, at La Cucina in Sunset Beach. The chef has prepared a special menu for the event’s two seatings at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Four courses are paired with specially selected wines. There will be two wine basket raffles at each seating.

  • Leland police begin volunteer program

    The Leland Police Department started its volunteer program Jan. 7.

    Volunteers have been tasked with different duties within the police department. Leland police are making residents aware in case they receive a call from a volunteer in the performance of an assignment. No volunteer will require anyone contacted by phone to provide protected biographical information, such as a date of birth or Social Security number.

    Leland police look to increase the number of volunteers later this year.

  • February food and nutrition benefits to be issued early because of federal shutdown

    Because of the federal shutdown, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has instructed states to issue February’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) benefits by Sunday, Jan. 20. Benefits would normally be available to families between Feb. 3 and 21.

    “We are working closely with county departments of social services and our federal partners to ensure participants and retailers have little to no interruption of FNS services due to the shutdown,” Tara Myers, NCDHHS deputy secretary for human services, said in a news release.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Jan. 10

    Released at 1:57 p.m. Jan. 11, 2019, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • What is this mystery plant?

    By John Nelson

    Plant Columnist

    A fair one are you — well you fit our ages

    With flowers of winter

    — Shakespeare, A Winter’s Tale. Act 4, Scene 4.

  • Are you trying too hard to force things?

    By Linda Arnold

    Live Live Fully

    You know the pattern.

    “If I just send one more email, I’m sure I’ll get their attention.”

    “My spouse needs reminding … again. On second thought, I’ll just take care of this myself.”

    “If I can maneuver things so my coworkers’ mistakes are brought to light, the boss will see I’m the one who deserves the raise.”

  • Memories of Martin Luther King Jr. evoke prophetic voices

    In the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 2, verses 17-18, we are reminded, “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see vision, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy.”

    Visionaries and dreamers shall prophesy. We recall the life of one who called us to see visions and dream dreams.

  • Neville-Hamacher engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Rachel Neville of Supply and Sam Hamacher of Yardley, Pa.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Mike and Pam Neville of Supply.

    The prospective groom is the son of Larry and Amy Hamacher of Yardley, Pa.

    A May 18 wedding is planned in Raleigh.