DA: Leland shooting was legally justified after officer was shot multiple times without provocation

Crime scene tap left behind  on Bridgeport Way. Photo by Christina  Haley.

“Not only are Officer Schwenk’s actions justified, they are heroic.”   BRUNSWICK COUNTY — District Attorney Jon David has declared the actions of Leland Officer Jacob Schwenk justified in the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Brent Quinn in December. David announced the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation concluded its investigation about one month after the […]

Brunswick utilities company H2GO shares the importance of buying local


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Several studies have shown that buying local strengthens the economic base of the community. As the North Brunswick area continues to grow and more businesses are coming to the area, H2GO has decided to bring its business to local companies. In the past month, H2GO has implemented many projects to benefit their […]

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Red Cross schedules multiple blood drives in the face of blood, platelet shortages

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross.

Nearly 300 donors answered the call Thursday when SAAC partnered with the American Red Cross to hold the CAA Blood Challenge.

WILMINGTON — The American Red Cross has made an emergency plea for blood and platelets after a scarcity of donations in November and December. Overall, the Red Cross received about 37,000 fewer donations during those months than anticipated. Hectic holiday schedules and severe weather that forced about 90 blood drives to cancel were among the […]

Christmas stocking stuffer in Leland turns into $200,000 in winnings off Carolina Panthers scratch-off ticket


LELAND — A Christmas stocking stuffer turned into a $200,000 prize for a Brunswick County man. William Jones got a Christmas present he couldn’t imagine when he found a winning Carolina Panthers ticket worth $200,000 in his stocking, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. “My wife bought the ticket for me as a stocking […]

Leland detectives search for masked bank robber with “assault style” rifle

Detectives with the Leland Police Department are searching for the suspect in this photo, who is believed to have robbed a bank in the area. (Courtesy photo.)

A masked suspect with an assault rifle reportedly robbed a Leland area bank this morning. According to Leland Police Department Lt. Jeremy Humphries, police received a call about the armed robbery at 8:21 a.m. Thursday at the Riegelwood Federal Credit Union at 2065 Andrew Jackson Highway in Leland. The suspect entered the bank with an […]

Town manager: Leland officer shot multiple times will have a ‘long recovery’


LELAND – Town officials have released an update on the condition of Officer Jacob Schwenk,who was shot multiple times Friday in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in the Windsor Park neighborhood. Schwenk, 34, was involved in the incident, which took place Friday night at about 8:50 in the 1000 block of Bridgeport Way. […]

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer offers chance to give to charity through water bills

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Now, paying your water bill could benefit others. The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO is giving its customers the chance to help those in need when paying for service through its new initiative, “Operation Round Up.” Approved in August by the Board of Commissioners, the program will allow H2GO customers to round […]

24th Annual Christmas Festival and Parade (Slideshow)

LELAND — Christmas-themed floats and cars from around Northern Brunswick County paraded through downtown Leland today. The festival, inaugurated in 1992, is sponsored by the non-profit Unity Group of North Brunswick. According to the Unity Group, their “main objective is to provide free entertainment and a parade for all the children and their families of the […]

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