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"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.
Storm strengthens off Southeast coast: What to expect in Wilmington
With a low pressure system swirling of the Southeast coast and moving north at 14 mph, the Wilmington area could experience tropical storm conditions starting Friday morning. While much of the area is under a tropical storm warning, the system had not been classified as a tropical storm as of 8 a.m. Friday....
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 ...
Court documents reveal details about the rape charges a man faces in Brunswick County, following the faking of his own death
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Court documents obtained by WECT detail the charges faced against Melvin Emde, who allegedly faked his death to avoid facing rape charges. 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 child and statutory rape of 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...
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.
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.
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.
Southport Board of Aldermen announces meeting on sewer plant expansion
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) - The Southport Board of Aldermen is set to host an emergency meeting on Monday, Sept. 25. During the meeting, the board is set to consider an amendment to the city’s interlocal agreement with Brunswick County for the sewer plant expansion. The meeting is set for...
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...
Southport Residents Invited to Cemetery Committee Meeting on September 29, 2023
CITY OF SOUTHPORT CEMETERY COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE The City of Southport Cemetery Committee will meet on September 29, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, 113 W. Moore Street. The meeting will be an introduction of members and to establish the roles, procedures, and goals of the Committee. Please get in touch with Tanya Shannon at (910) 457-7929 or [email protected] if you have any questions.Visit here for more details.
Shooting Near Wilmington School Leaves One Man Critically Injured
WILMINGTON, NC – A shooting incident occurred near Bancroft School, causing panic and chaos during… The post Shooting Near Wilmington School Leaves One Man Critically Injured appeared first on Shore News Network.
'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.
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.
Spectrum reporting outage for customers in the Carolinas
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – At 3:54 p.m. on Thursday, Spectrum reported that there is an ongoing outage affecting customers in the Carolinas. “We are unable to offer an estimated time of repair, but crews are working to restore services as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience,” a Spectrum announcement states.
A longtime commissioner in this Brunswick town is stepping down. Here’s what we know.
A longtime Belville commissioner is stepping down from his post and leaving town to further his professional career. David Long has served in several different roles in the town of Belville over the last 19 years. Now, an opportunity in his professional career means his run is coming to an end.
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...
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.
Wilmington man sentenced to prison for firearm offenses
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man has pled guilty to firearm charges. Brandon Elazor Jackson, 31, was sentenced to a minimum of nearly four years in prison (45 months to 72 months) for one count of possession of firearm by felon and one count of possession of stolen firearm.
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.