Brunswick County, NC

New raw waterline ribbon cutting in Brunswick County

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Leaders have broken ground on a new water line in Brunswick County to double the amount of water coming in as part of the supply. The 54-inch parallel raw water main is a main supplier of raw water across the community and will continue to support the rate of growth in southeastern North Carolina.
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Enjoy the weekend with murals, farmers markets, and whiskey

If you're a fan of spirits, you probably already know that it's World Whisky Day on Saturday. But even if you don't know, we've compiled a list of local spots with a great selection and awesome cocktails. In this week's newsletter, there's also more information about a cool new restaurant that's opened in Wilmington, a selection of farmers markets in Brunswick County, and how you can enjoy a series of murals on Pleasure Island. Click below to read more.
The State Port Pilot

Madon wins clerk's race; Cooke holds off challengers

Brunswick County primary races Tuesday were dominated by the Republican ticket. Results show voters selected four county-only candidates for the upcoming general election, along with two others whose constituents span county lines. Results posted by the state and local boards of elections also represent unofficial totals, which will be canvassed...

Planning Board approves development of 1,800 new homes near Leland

LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - A planned development may soon bring nearly 2,000 new families to the Leland area. Malmo Tract has 1,857 homes in the works to be built on Malmo Loop Road just off U.S. 74/76. Those homes include rentals, single-family homes, townhouses, duplexes and multi-family units. The project has drawn a number of concerns from community members about both infrastructure and flooding.
The State Port Pilot

Turtle nesting season underway at Caswell, Oak Island

Sea turtle nesting has started in South Brunswick County, with Caswell Beach noting its first nests on May 10 and 12. Oak Island also has two nests, including a rare leatherback sea turtle witnessed Monday by volunteers who patrol the beach daily. Leatherbacks are the largest of all sea turtles...

Brunswick County Realtors Report Lower Numbers, Rapid Sales

While homes in Brunswick County sold quickly in April, the ongoing challenges of a manic market led to a 22.5% drop in the number of units sold compared to April 2021, according to a report released this week. A majority of homes sold last month spent less than five days...
WWAY NewsChannel 3

Brunswick County Sheriff accepting applications for multiple positions

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the best and brightest individuals who want to help their community, and who want to make a difference. Their webpage describes their open positions, stating, “A career with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office offers challenge, excitement,...
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Man who impersonated police officer convicted in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Eric Andrew Cinotti, the man who was arrested for impersonating a Navassa police officer in 2021, has been convicted in a Brunswick County Court. According to Chris Thomas with the Brunswick County District Attorney’s Office, Cinotti, 46, entered an Alford Plea on May 6....

Brunswick County brush fire is fully contained

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, the brush fire that burned across almost 600 acres of the Green Swamp Preserve in Brunswick County is 100% contained, according to officials with the N.C. Forest Service. Storms on Monday evening brought substantial rain that helped fully...

Fox in Brunswick County tests positive for rabies

BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) - Brunswick County Health officials confirmed a local fox tested positive for rabies. Reports indicate the rabid fox may have attacked an individual, so the fox was captured and put down. The victim is receiving rabies vaccinations and residents are reminded to be aware and take precautionary...