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Crews respond to log truck crash in Brunswick Co.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A portion of Camp Branch Road, near Makatoka Road and NC 211, was shut down on Tuesday morning, Dec. 5, as crews responded to a log truck crash, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. According to a representative with the North Carolina State...
Brunswick County Residents react to Cape Fear Memorial bridge maintenance project
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Lots of people are talking about what’s to come for many drivers during a six-month long maintenance project on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Work to replace grids on the bridge is expected to begin in January and last until June. This will...
December 3rd Public Report: Updates on Inmate Numbers and 911 Calls in Brunswick County
Public Information Reports for December 3 Click on Report to View: Current Number of Inmates Housed in the Brunswick County Detention Facility: 198 (5 booked in, 8 released) Number of Calls for Service to the Brunswick County 911 Telecommunications Center: 450Visit here for more details.
TRAFFIC ALERT: Crews to make repairs to W. Bay St. in Southport
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) - A portion of W. Bay Street will be closed later this month so City of Southport crews can make erosion repairs. The street will be closed between S. Lord Street and S. Caswell Ave. from Dec. 11-19. “Please use caution in this area as large riprap...
As Brunswick County booms, here's how massive growth could make it the area's major player
Bill Sue sits in a rocking chair on the front porch of his home on Sue Circle in Leland, pointing out which of the nearby homes he built. Sue, a Brunswick County native, developed the subdivision in 1969. Back then, there were few paved roads, and much of the area was swamp. With the help of a few friends, Sue cleared areas for a road and drained the land by digging holes and dropping in some dynamite...
Southport City Implements New Conflict of Interest Policy for Local Government Officials
Southport City has implemented a Conflict of Interest Policy. This policy aims to prevent personal interests of staff, officers, and aldermen from interfering with their roles or leading to personal gain at the city's expense. It defines a conflict of interest as a clash between private interests and official duties of a person in a trusted position.
Forever Family: Child advocate shares her own adoption story
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Most of the child advocates working with our Forever Family partners at Family Foster Care Agency Seven Homes are adoptive and foster parents themselves. This week, we want to bring you the story of one of them. Katelyn, who works with the agency, also is a...
Logan Homes is building a new community in Brunswick. Here are four things to know.
Logan Homes is building a new community along U.S. 17. The development, located near Shallotte, was initially approved as the “Bluewater Apartments,” and according to Brunswick County spokeswoman Meagan Kascsak, the housing development is located behind the approved Bluewater Mini-Storage facility. However, banners on the site are advertising it as “Monument at Ocean and Main.”
Southport's Annual Storefront Showcase Brings Festive Cheer and Friendly Competition
Experience the festive spirit in Southport's 3rd annual storefront showcase! With 16 stores competing in five categories, this event brings the community closer while adding a friendly rivalry. Voting is open until December 10th. Tune in to find out more about this unique holiday tradition.
Allison Ballard: What it's like covering the food and dining beat at the StarNews
I've been fortunate enough to work as a writer for most of my career, aside from a few college-era jobs as a server and bartender. And during that time, I've covered a lot of topics. (Science writing, in particular, has been a favorite.) But I've also returned to food writing again and again. I've worked at the StarNews a few times over the years and most recently have been covering the restaurant scene in New Hanover,...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in wilmington, NC
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around wilmington..
Emergency response times expected to increase during Cape Fear Memorial Bridge closures
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - With NCDOT shutting down the two lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge that lead into Wilmington, first responders are now in the process of planning out detours to get patients to the hospital for treatment. The fastest way to get from Brunswick County to Novant...
Despite an annex ban in Leland, here's how the town could bring in a baseball stadium
While there has been no sign of when Leland’s power to annex land may be restored, some 1,400 acres of land in Brunswick County could still be incorporated into the town. The land, located along U.S. 17 near Brunswick Forest and Walmart, has been part of public conversation for much of the year...
One person airlifted following ATV crash in Bolivia area
BOLIVIA, N.C. (WECT) – Fire and EMS crews in the Bolivia area responded to a crash involving an ATV on Sunday, Dec. 3. According to the Bolivia Fire Department, one person was airlifted to receive further medical treatment following the incident, in which an ATV crashed into a building.
20 famous movies filmed in North Carolina
North Carolina is no stranger to the big screen. From a movie about a pitcher on one of our local minor league baseball teams to a Nicholas Sparks novel, the state played host to multiple films, ranging from box office blockbusters, iconic 90s horror, to cult-classic indie hits. Here are...
Special Planning Board Review Committee Meeting Scheduled at Nash Street Fire Substation on December 8
The Planning Board Review Committee has scheduled a special meeting for December 8, 2023, at 9:30 AM. This meeting will take place at the Nash Street Fire Substation and will discuss Section 3.19 Signs of the Unified Development Code.
Cape Fear Memorial Bridge inspection to close lanes through Friday
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Intermittent lane closures are expected between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge through Friday, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. “Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 4-8, #NCDOT will inspect the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Drivers should...
Festive spirit unleashed as Southport holds its 3rd annual storefront showcase
SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — One of Southport’s newest traditions is back and it’s bringing some holiday cheer to stores throughout the town. The 3rd annual Southport Storefront Showcase began on December 2nd as stores compete for the best-decorated storefront. 16 stores are taking part, with 5 different...
This place in Oak Island, NC offers delicious food especially their shrimp & grits
Shagger Jacks in Oak Island, NC, is a great place to eat with a fun summer atmosphere and a menu full of delicious seafood and traditional American food. Here's a sneak peek of what they have on their menu:
Huskers close home stand with Seahawks
The Nebraska women’s basketball team closes its three-game home stand by taking on UNC Wilmington Tuesday night in Lincoln. Tip-off between the Huskers (6-2) and the Seahawks (2-5) at Pinnacle Bank Arena is set for 7 p.m., with tickets available now at Huskers.com. Nebraska fans can listen across the...