CIS of Brunswick County’s fourth thrift store to open in Leland

Racks are being filled and shelves stacked in advance of CIS' newest thrift shop, set to open in Leland on July 6. Courtesy photo.

Savvy shoppers take note: A new secondhand store is opening up shop just over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County announced this week it will open its fourth thrift shop in Leland early next month. For more than two decades, CIS has worked with the school district and other […]


Brunswick Forest’s commercial center to house upscale apartment complex

A rendering of the luxury apartment complex in Brunswick Forest. The first phase of construction is expected to be finished in fall 2017. Courtesy images.

A rapidly growing neighborhood just over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will soon become even larger. Wilmington-based firm GHK Cape Fear Development recently announced it will oversee the construction of Headwaters, a 360-unit luxury apartment complex within The Villages at Brunswick Forest in Leland. “We believe there is strong demand for higher-end rental residences in […]


Coldwell Banker names local branch as best in state, top in nation

Between Sea Coast's 11 offices and 18 locations with which it has ownership interests, the local Coldwell Baker company saw more than $2 billion in sales last year. Courtesy photo.

A Wilmington-based realty firm is among the best in the business across the state and nationwide. Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker recently named local company Sea Coast Advantage as its top NC agency for 2015 based on sales, according to a release. Sea Coast also came in at number four in the country among more […]


Residents respond to Marine Raiders’ march home to Lejeune

A group of marching Marine Raiders makes their way up Highway 17 in Leland on Saturday. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

In Brunswick County, they blared “God Bless the USA” and had high fives and handshakes at the ready. In Wilmington, they lined Market Street and even joined in for part of the walk. Near the border with Pender County, they chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and had cupcakes and homemade cards to give out. All had American […]


Local non-profit seeking bike donations for area youth

Local non-profit A Bike for Every Child is collecting used bicycles now through March 15 for members of Brigade Boys and Girls Club. Courtesy image.

Got an old two-wheeler taking up space in your garage? You can do a little spring cleaning – and help some area youth – by donating your bicycle to local non-profit A Bike for Every Child. The organization’s mission is to ensure all children get to experience the “joy, confidence and well-being” of owning their […]


William Joseph Potter, 73

William Joseph Potter, 73, of Leland, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center. He was born Jan. 18, 1943 in Whiteville, son of the late Gilbert Martin Savage and Estelle Nobles Savage. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Blake Potter, and his daughter, Jaye […]


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