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

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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 donaldjtrump.com.

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 […]


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 […]


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