John Daniel Dawson, 49, enjoyed fishing

LELAND — John Daniel Dawson, 49, of Leland, passed from his earthly life on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center. He was born July 18, 1967, in Fairfax, Va., the son of the late Donald Lee Dawson and Nanna Lou Wilson Dawson Wilmoth. He is survived by his brother […]

Earlene Camellia Stallings, 84, enjoyed a good laugh

Earlene Camellia Stallings

LELAND — Earlene Camellia Stallings, 84, of Leland, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter. Earlene was born Sept. 4, 1932, in Durham, N.C., daughter of the late George Addison Wall and Lillie Mae Collins Wall. Her son, Barry Douglas Stallings, grandson, Michael Adrian Frizell, and six brothers and sisters, […]

Leland Fire/Rescue collecting items for those affected by Hurricane Matthew


LELAND — Leland Fire/Rescue is collecting donations to distribute to those affected by the recent weather-related events in Brunswick County as well as in Cumberland, Bladen and Columbus counties. Items such as non-perishable food (canned or boxed goods, bottled water), canned or bagged pet food, clothing (must be clean and in good condition), blankets, toiletries […]

Leland man gets jail, sex offender status for offense against a child

Kymond Auther

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – A Leland man pleaded guilty to committing a sex offense with his younger step-sister. In addition to a prison sentence, the defendant is required to submit to satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life as a registered sex offender. Kymond Juantorey Auther, 20, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court […]

Inbound lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to close overnight next week

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Port City Daily file photo.

WILMINGTON – The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will undergo intermittent lane closures beginning Sunday, according to a notice from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Motorists are advised to expect all inbound lanes to Wilmington to be closed overnight next week until Thursday. The closures are needed for workers to conduct safety inspections and […]

Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence hits all the campaign targets in Leland speech

Mike Pence Wilmington Port 3

LELAND – With 80 days left to convince North Carolina voters that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, not Democrat Hillary Clinton, should be the next president of the United States, Trump’s campaign turned to its ticket’s more polished politician on Wednesday, vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, to deliver the message. Pence spoke […]

Here’s where to get tickets for Mike Pence’s Leland rally on Wednesday

Indiana Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence in Zionsville, IN in July. Photo by Gage Skidmore for

UPDATE 8/23 2:29 p.m.: The link to register for this event has been removed from the Trump/Pence website. However, the campaign declined to comment about whether the event was sold out or about expected attendance. LELAND – Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence is coming to the Wilmington area this week, according to running mate Donald […]

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