Mandatory water restrictions to continue throughout the week for Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and Brunswick County Public Utilities customers

The repair site of the broken water main in Brunswick County on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Courtesy of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

After  a main water line broke in Brunswick County over a week ago, mandatory water restrictions for Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and Brunswick County Public Utilities customers are still in place and will remain so for the rest of the week, according to officials. “Repairs to the Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Utility […]

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority asking customers to cut indoor water usage by one-third; fines could be levied

Workers dealing with water at the repair site in Brunswick County. Courtesy of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

After a water main break in Brunswick County last week, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is continuing to maintain its highest level of water restrictions and is asking that customers immediately cut their indoor water usage by a third. Customers of the utility group, which provides services for the City of Wilmington as well […]

Employers needed for an upcoming job fair focusing on area veterans

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Employers from the Cape Fear region are needed for the Job Fair and Expo, which is focusing on area veterans this November. The job fair, presented by the New Hanover and Pender County career centers and the Lower Cape Fear Human Resource Association, takes place at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz […]

Fines threatened as mandatory water restrictions go ignored in Brunswick, New Hanover counties

Running your water this week? Better watch your consumption as fines are now being threatened to cut down usage while a water main is being repaired.

After mandatory water restrictions were established last week for all Brunswick County Public Utilities and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority customers, the companies have not seen drops in usage, and officials are turning to enforcement. During this time, customers are not allowed to do any outside irrigation of plants, lawns, trees and other greenery. At-home car […]

Early one-stop voting period in North Carolina begins this week

A sign outside the New Hanover County Board of Elections on the first day of one stop absentee voting for the 2016 primary election. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

With the November general election three weeks away, the one-stop voting period for North Carolina residents begins Thursday. The 15-day period allows people who will be unavailable to vote on Nov. 8 to cast a ballot in person, rather than mailing in an absentee form. Those who missed last Friday’s deadline to register can also […]

Roads closed due to construction, storm aftermath for this week

Construction on Water Street in downtown Wilmington. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here is a list of road construction scheduled for Oct. 16 to Oct. 22 for Carolina Beach, Wilmington, New Hanover County and Brunswick County. All information is gathered from the town of Carolina Beach, the city of Wilmington and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In addition to roads closed for construction, some state-maintained roads […]

Water restrictions issued in Brunswick and New Hanover counties

Water usage restrictions effective immediately have been issued in Brunswick and New Hanover counties. Residents in all parts of Brunswick County are currently banned from washing their cars and watering lawns, grass, shrubbery, trees, plants and flowers. Restaurants in the county are only allowed to serve tap water by request. Those caught violating the restriction […]

New Hanover County seeks members for various boards and committees

New Hanover County Historic Courthouse. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Interested in taking part in your local government? New Hanover County is providing several opportunities for citizens to participate in the county’s government. The county’s board of  commissioners is seeking interested citizens to apply for appointment to the following: Cape Fear Public Transportation (Wave) Transit Authority: Category: Human Services Agency Representative […]

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