New, Americans with Disabilities Act accessible kayak launch opens in Brunswick County

New kayak launch at William S. Smith Park in Brunswick County. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

  Local kayakers now have a new spot to launch from in Brunswick County. This week, a public launch was unveiled at William S. “Bill” Smith Park in Oak Island. According to officials, it is the first Americans with Disability Act-compliant kayak launch in Brunswick County. A bench with pop-out shelves – one higher up […]

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 […]

Day one of early voting in North Carolina draws big crowds in New Hanover County

There were lines of people and cars waiting to vote at the New Hanover County Government Center early voting location on Thursday. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

Thursday was the first day of one-stop absentee voting — aka, early voting — in North Carolina, which is a key battleground state in this year’s presidential election, and there were lines at many local polling sites. At the New Hanover County Government Center, the polling site next to the county’s Board of Elections office […]

Brunswick County in State of Emergency due to water situation; warns water shortages possible

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A State of Emergency has been declared in Brunswick County after attempts to temporary fix a broken water main this week did not work. Water conservation measures are imperative for all public water users in Brunswick County, according to a release issued by the county on Wednesday. Crews worked until 1 a.m. Wednesday […]

Brunswick County announces which days students will attend school to make up for Hurricane Matthew’s four day closure

The Brunswick County School District has announced make-up days following Hurricane Matthew.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The school children of Brunswick County now know when they will make up the four days they lost to Hurricane Matthew. The county’s Board of Education approved an updated school calendar on Tuesday and changes start as early as this month. Overall, students need to make up four school days. Teachers need […]

Silver Alert issued for Southport teen, missing for a week

Gabrielle Grace Ryman

SOUTHPORT — A Silver Alert has been issued for Gabrielle Grace Ryman, a Southport teenager who has been missing for a week. Gabrielle, 15, was last seen at her residence in the 400 block of W. West Street in Southport at about 12:30 p.m.  Oct. 11, according to the Southport Police Department. The Silver Alert […]

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 […]

Brunswick County cancels school for students on Wednesday

Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools.

This story was updated Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to include school closings for Pender County BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Hurricane Matthew has passed, but Brunswick County is still feeling the weather’s wrath. Brunswick County Schools will be closed for students tomorrow the district announced Tuesday. “Brunswick County is very large,” the district’s announcement states. “Hurricane Matthew […]

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