Lake Waccamaw, NC


Kind Keeper Animal Rescue Offering Half-Price Adoption Fees on Some Adult Animals and Looking for Fall Festival Vendors

For the entire month of August, Kind Keeper Animal Rescue is offering 1/2 off adoption fees for some animals! Most of them have been with Kind Keeper for an extended period of time and desperately need homes. Each one of them is truly special and deserving of a forever home! To view the animals that fall under the 1/2 price offer visit Kind Keeper’s Facebook page.

Chadbourn Police Approved for Flock System

Chadbourn Police have a new tool for finding stolen cars and suspect vehicles. Council approved an $85,600 contract with Flock Safety to install and maintain 12 license plate reader (LPR) cameras in the town. The cameras cost $40,000 per year, plus a $5,600 installation fee. Interim Chief Ken Elliot explained...

North Carolina man wins lottery while celebrating wedding anniversary

A man in North Carolina won $100,000 in the lottery while he and his wife were celebrating their anniversary at the beach. Kenneth Smith, 33, of Greensboro, North Carolina, bought a $100 Million Mega Cash scratch-off lottery ticket at a gas station in Calabash, according to the NC Education Lottery.

Bladen Co. Public Library to host back-to-school giveaway

BLADEN COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – The Bladen County Public Library in Elizabethtown announced that they will host a school supplies giveaway on Aug. 11. The event is scheduled to take place in the library parking lot at 111 N. Cypress St. from 6-8 p.m. The event is free for...

Lake Honors Heroes; Major Grant Announced

Lake Waccamaw commissioners had big surprises to share with residents at their monthly meeting on Tuesday night. Mayor Matt Wilson announced that the town has been officially notified of a $9.2 million grant from the American Rescue Plan for the Sewer Improvements Project. The money was awarded by the State Water Infrastructure Authority, and the agency has distributed $790 million in grants to local governments statewide.

BOE lists important voting dates

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Board of Elections met Tuesday and were briefed on important dates leadin g up to the November general electron. According to Chris Williams, director of the Board of Elections, those important dates are …. — Sept. 9: Absentee ballots will be made available for...
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Sonic brings back Pickle Slush for a very short time

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you were a fan of the Sonic Pickle Slush, you’re in luck. The drink has made a comeback. But you’ll have to act fast, because the Pickle Slush is only in stores for 3 weeks. Sonic hasn’t offered the unique slush since...
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Police make arrest in connection to stolen engine hoist in Whiteville

WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — Two people have been arrested for allegedly stealing an engine hoist from 701 Auto, LLC in Whiteville. The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the Whiteville business located at 7176 James B White Highway South on August 5th in reference to a larceny.

Leland Town Center Lands New Tenant; Lowe’s Begins Construction

Construction is commencing at a new Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Leland Town Center, a multi-phase development off U.S. 17. Lowe’s and property owner C&S Commercial Properties reached a deal at the end of June, according to Palmer Williams, vice president of the Fayetteville-based development firm. Lowe’s Home...

Video shows a recycling truck dump flaming materials onto the road

LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - User-submitted video shows a recycling truck dump a pile of flaming materials on to the pavement near 1014 Grandiflora Drive in Leland. One video, sent in by Felicia High, shows a recycling truck labeled “Pratt Industries Recycling Division” with flames billowing out. Then, the truck dumps the flaming materials onto the pavement.

Oliver Carl Buffkin

Oliver “Carl” Buffkin, age 87, of Delco, NC left this world for his Heavenly home on August 6, 2022. He was born October 24, 1934 to the late Gilbert Henry and Hettie Jackson Buffkin. Carl graduated from Acme Delco High School in 1953 and furthered his education at Piedmont Bible College. He was employed by and retired from Allied Chemical in 1979. He was a longstanding and faithful member of Livingston Baptist Church in Delco, NC. He had a strong desire to serve the Lord by serving others and dedicated much of his life to sharing God’s love. He did this humbly, without desire for recognition or earthly reward, but will undoubtedly be remembered by the many lives that were touched by his visits, his words and acts of kindness and his fervent prayers.

Lillie Savory

Lillie Savory, age 74, of Loris, SC, passed Monday, August 8, 2022 at her residence. Viewing will be Thursday, August, 11, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Westside Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Friday, August 12, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at St Stephens Holiness Church,...