Today's News

  • Like most people, I hate mosquitoes

    That annoying buzzing in your ear? I hate it. It’s the sound of the deadliest animal on the planet: the mosquito. I hate them, too.

    To most Americans, it’s merely a nuisance; to about two million people worldwide and untold millions of dogs, cats and other animals, that sound can be a harbinger of disease and death. We’re not talking about the death of a few 1800s Amazonian explorers; we’re talking nearly 440 million deaths worldwide each year. All by a critter not much bigger than a grain of rice.

  • Cooking for a crowd during this fall season

    It’s the time of year when local clubs, organizations and church groups are getting back together for the year. Many of these groups will be planning food functions. These could be fundraising dinners, bake sales or potluck lunches for members. Food events do present food safety risks. There have been multiple outbreaks and hundreds of illnesses linked to community-based meal events in the past decade.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Sept. 5-6

    Released at 11:36 a.m. Sept. 7, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Sept. 7-9

    Released at 12:46 a.m. Sept. 10, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • Advancing NC Whole Health establishes partnership

    Advancing NC Whole Health, a coalition of Vaya Health, Trillium Health Resources and Alliance Behavioral Healthcare, announced that it has entered into an agreement with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of North Carolina to collaborate on the delivery of integrated behavioral health, physical health and pharmacy services to beneficiaries in the state’s new Medicaid managed care program slated to launch in fall 2019.

  • Leland woman’s body found in Columbus County

    A body found Sept. 4 in Columbus County has been identified as a Leland woman.

    Deputies found 32-year-old Wanda Tiffany Reilly in a grassy ditch in the 4600 block of Livingston Chapel Road in Delco after responding to a call about a body just before 4:20 p.m., according to a Columbus County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    That night, after initial information about the body found was made public, someone contacted the sheriff’s office about a missing person from the Leland area who was last known to live in the Livingston Chapel Road area in Delco.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports, Sept. 4

    Released at 2:29 p.m. Sept. 5, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement


  • County settles 2019 revaluation schedule, 2007 lawsuits

    Brunswick County commissioners have settled the revaluation schedule for 2019, as well as some revaluation lawsuits from 2007.

    The board adopted the 2019 reappraisal schedule of values to reassess tax property values at a special meeting Aug. 30.

    The tax assessor's office has a copy of the schedule of values available via the county website, https://bit.ly/2LHzlUA. Hard copies are also available in the tax assessor’s office.

  • HB commissioners OK repeal, replacement of fee schedule

    HOLDEN BEACH— Holden Beach commissioners at a special Aug. 30 meeting voted to repeal and replace a resolution dealing with the town’s fee schedule.

  • Second September Saturday sees Leland Founders’ Day celebration

    Leland celebrates another birthday Saturday when Founders’ Day returns to Town Hall Drive.

    What started as town-sponsored barbecue lunch is now an annual community carnival at the town hall complex and Leland Municipal Park.

    Founders’ Day activities run from 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 102 Town Hall Drive.

    The celebration is free to the public. Leland officials ask visitors to bring canned goods or non-perishable food to donate to the local food bank.