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Recent articles by John:

Longtime Wilmington custom furniture store to open Leland store

After almost 30 years in Wilmington, Custom Home Furniture Galleries will open an outlet in Leland to meet the growing demand in Brunswick County. → Read More

Here's why Leland residents aren't happy about a new 400-apartment development

As they walked out of the meeting, Leland residents said they felt their voices and concerns were not heard. → Read More

Leland soup kitchen chef continues helping community, even while facing potential eviction

A Leland chef is still trying to help the community while waiting for his upcoming eviction hearing for his soup kitchen location. → Read More

Leland soup kitchen looking for new home while facing eviction

A Leland non-profit is facing eviction after its soup kitchen building was sold to new owners. → Read More

Brunswick community votes against property purchase: 'This was not for us'

Winding River Plantation residents believe their voices have finally been heard following a vote on whether to buy an adjacent property. → Read More

Construction supply company hopes to fill growing demand in Brunswick County

A Wilmington construction supply company hopes to take advantage of growth in Brunswick County by expanding into a new Shallotte location. → Read More

Wilmington police investigating homicide after man found dead with apparent gunshot wound

A Bladen County man was found dead with a gunshot wound in Wilmington Friday morning. → Read More

Elderly Wilmington man stabbed to death during home robbery, teen charged, police say

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder and robbery of an elderly Wilmington man. → Read More

Heide Trask High School student arrested on drugs, weapon charges

A Pender teen was arrested after allegedly bringing a gun and drugs paraphernalia to Trask High School. → Read More

Which Brunswick County roads are getting re-paved?

Find out which Brunswick County streets are set to be repaved in the coming months, which include major portions of U.S. 17. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Southport mayoral race

Rebecca Kelley hopes to become the next Southport mayor and is running against the town's current mayor, Joseph Hatem. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Sunset Beach Town Council

Seven candidates, including two incumbents, are hoping to get one of three available seats on the Sunset Beach Town Council. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Oak Island Town Council

There are three available seats on the Oak Island Town Council, with two open seats and one unexpired term open after a council member's move. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Ocean Isle Beach Board of Commissioners

Six candidates — one incumbent and five challengers — are running to fill two seats on the Ocean Isle Board of Commissioners. → Read More

Meet the candidates: St. James Town Council

Three incumbents and two newcomers are vying for three open seats on the St. James Town Council. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go Board of Commissioners

Four candidates are running for three open seats on the Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go Board of Commissioners. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Bald Head Island Village Council

Four candidates — two incumbents and two challengers — are running for two open seats on the Bald Head Island Village Council. → Read More

Meet the candidates: Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners

Five candidates, including one incumbent, are vying for two available seats on the Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners. → Read More

Sunset Beach woman beats 1-in-a-million odds to win Powerball prize

A Sunset Beach woman wins $100,000 powerball prize. → Read More

Nearly $1 million in state grants awarded to 2 Wilmington-area parks

Parks in Brunswick and Pender counties have been awarded nearly $1 million in funding to get park projects off the ground. → Read More