Flood Risks in Wilmington, North Carolina: Is Your Property Protected?Savoring the GrandstrandNewsBreak Contributor
Lee Blows Away in Leland: NC's Risky ClimateBarbara WashingtonNewsBreak Contributor
Oceanfront Opulence: Wrightsville Beach, the Epitome of Luxury LivingKelley A MurphyNewsBreak Contributor
Isaac Murray Powers: A man for all seasonsClaudia StackNewsBreak Contributor
Lessons from the Rosenwald Schools will screen 9/23 at Cameron Art MuseumClaudia StackNewsBreak Contributor
"Shut the hell up!": Brunswick County development meeting gets heated
A Brunswick County community meeting devolved into chaos on Wednesday. Dozens of people showed up for a meeting at Waccamaw Park about the proposed mixed-use development Ashton Farms, which engineering firm Thomas and Hutton is backing. The firm hopes to construct 2,750 single family homes and 200 townhomes in the small unincorporated community of Ash, which is located near the South Carolina border.
Court documents reveal details about the rape charges a man who faked his death faces in Brunswick County
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Court documents obtained by WECT detail the charges Melvin Emde, who allegedly faked his death, faces. Emde has been charged with several sex crimes against children under the age of 10, including statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult, indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape of a child by adult.
Even as revenues exceed projections, Brunswick beaches with paid parking to review issues
As tourist season wraps up, town officials in Oak Island and Holden Beach are looking at their paid parking programs. It was the second year of paid parking in Holden Beach, and the first in Oak Island. Both towns are using Otto Connect as their vendor, and with a few...
Oak Island explains new yard debris fee on bills
Oak Island had a little explaining to do after a new fee showed up on utility bills last month. This year’s town budget included a new $3.50 yard debris fee that was implemented to help offset increasing costs from GFL Environmental Inc. for solid waste and recycling services. The fee went into effect July 1 and popped up on people’s utility bill last month for the first time, resulting in quite a few phone calls to town administrators. Communications Director Mike Emory eventually issued a public FAQ explanation of the fee, its history and what led to a pair of “solid waste” charges appearing on utility bills.
Will Wilmington-area schools close because of the storm?
The Wilmington area is under a tropical storm warning, and local school districts are monitoring the rapidly evolving situation. Here's what you need to know. Brunswick County Schools ...
'Sunset Beach Maze Man' Turns Brunswick County's Beaches into Giant Sand Puzzles
Brunswick County's beaches have become a canvas for an artist known as the 'Sunset Beach Maze Man'. Using simple tools like a wooden dowel, a shovel, and a few hose clamps, he creates massive sand mazes. These creations captivate beachgoers of all ages with their varying levels of complexity, showcasing the artist's skill and hard work.
Brunswick County Residents Protest Proposed Ashton Farms Housing Development
Residents of Brunswick County gathered at a community meeting in Waccamaw Park to protest the proposed Ashton Farms housing project. The proposed community, slated for development in Ash, comprises approximately 3,000 homes on a 1,200-acre land along Russtown Road, Longwood Road, and Whiteville Road. The project has incited growing concerns about the potential strain on the county's infrastructure that could exacerbate traffic problems and overburden emergency services.
Little Pink Houses of Hope visits Oak Island
OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WECT) - One non-profit is giving families who are dealing with breast cancer a free week-long vacation. Little Pink Houses of Hope is hosting their annual retreat for thirteen families who have been dealing with breast cancer. The goal is to give families an escape from their cancer diagnosis.
The Forgotten Abandoned Colonial Town of North Carolina that Was Burned by British Soldiers
In early North Carolina, Brunswick Town was a significant town. Its ruins are located in Brunswick County. It was the Cape Fear region's first prosperous European settlement, a significant British port in the 18th century, and the residence of two provincial governors.
Local Job Alert: City of Southport Hiring for Grounds Assistant Position
Employment Opportunity: Grounds Assistant The City of Southport is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Grounds Assistant. For more details, please click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/southport The City of Southport is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Visit here for more details.
Bald Head Island Residents: Prepare for Tropical Storm Disruptions and Closures
Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. has announced potential service disruptions due to an upcoming tropical storm. The Coast Guard plans to close the river at 1 am tonight, subject to weather conditions. Updates will be posted on the BHI Transportation website.
Brunswick County Residents: New Bid Submission for Water Treatment Chemicals Required
Brunswick County in North Carolina is seeking new sealed bids for water treatment chemicals. This comes after the initial bidding process did not yield enough responses. Consequently, earlier bidders must submit their bids again for the mentioned chemicals.
Road to Makatoka: Logging the Green Swamp, 1910-1930
This is a selection of historical photographs depicting the Waccamaw Lumber Co.’s logging and lumber operations in Columbus and Brunswick counties. They date to the early 20th century, sometime, I would estimate, between 1910 and 1930. They are now preserved, and available for the public to see, at Duke...
No 'Run-Around': This Grammy-winning harmonica player is traveling to the Wilmington area
The leader of a popular 1990s band, described as one of the greatest harmonica players in rock, will be returning to the Wilmington area soon. Free Spirit Conservatory for the Arts working with Brunswick Arts Council will present John Popper, the frontman of Blues Traveler, for a concert at Odell Williamson Auditorium at Brunswick Community College.
NCDOT has plans for one of Brunswick's busiest intersections. Here's what to know.
Those who drive the stretch of N.C. 211 from Midway Road to Southport regularly have watched as crews relocate utilities and build up mounds of dirt that will one day be roadway. The work is part of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s effort to widen N.C. 211 from Southport...
Lowe’s Home Improvement in Leland launched soft opening on Thursday
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — People in Brunswick County looking for more places to buy home improvement items have more options. The new Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Leland held it’s soft opening on Thursday. The new store off U.S 17 in Leland held a ribbon cutting ceremony...
Tropical Storm Warning Issued for BHI: Potential Disruptions for Residents and Services
The National Weather Service Wilmington office has issued a tropical storm warning for the Bald Head Island (BHI) area. Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 is being monitored, with predictions of rough surf, rip currents, heavy rainfall, and strong winds through Saturday.
Brunswick County Schools to Offer In-School Flu Shots in October 2023: What Local Parents Need to Know
Brunswick County Health Services, in partnership with Brunswick County Schools, will offer in-school flu shots to students in October 2023. The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone over six months old to minimize illness and absences caused by the flu. Students who have not yet been vaccinated are eligible for this initiative.
NCDOT to close lanes on Brunswick County roads
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The NCDOT has updated the real-time traffic map and three roads in Brunswick County will experience road closures in October. NC-133 heading north, near Yaupon Way, from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The northbound lane of the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway will be closed for inspection, and the nearest cross street is Yaupon Way.
Urgent Tropical Storm Warning for Kure Beach Residents: Preparations and Safety Measures Advised
Emergency Manager David Heglar has provided an update concerning an upcoming tropical storm warning for Kure Beach. Residents are encouraged to finish preparations today. This includes checking their yards and securing items that could be impacted by the predicted storm winds during the weekend. The town has checked all generators in preparation for possible power outages. Public works, fire, and police departments are ready to handle any arising issues.