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 […]


The hunt is on: Easter eggs and activities abound around town this weekend

Easter goes prehistoric this weekend with the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher's Dinosaur Egg Hunt. It's one of many Easter activities happening in and around town today through Sunday. Courtesy photo.

Time to break out the baskets, pop open a pack of Peeps and get that pesky plastic grass everywhere – Easter is almost here. Equal parts solemn religious observance and secular celebration, the holiday signifies the arrival of ol’ Peter Cottontail himself, and with it a frenzied and fun scramble for colorful eggs filled with […]


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 […]


Leland man sentenced 13 years in prison after guilty plea in wreck that killed two

Eric Lavon Hill

A Leland man was sentenced to 13 years in prison following a plea of guilty to murder charges in connection with a fatal single-vehicle wreck in December 2014 that killed a man and woman. Eric Lavon Hill, 27, entered an Alford plea Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court to two counts of second-degree murder, according […]


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 […]


Leland’s Aldi grocery store faces setback as other chains plan to move to Cape Fear

Rendering of an Aldi store. Courtesy photo.

Plans to build the area’s first ALDI grocery store have hit a slight bump in the road. The company was set to hand over proposals earlier this week for the approximately 19,000-square-foot store planned in Leland to the town’s technical review committee, which scrutinizes the impact construction has on transportation and utilities. But Leland planning […]


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