Debris Site Closed Saturday

The Town Yard Debris site will be closed Saturday for the holiday.
Town Hall, the Police offices and Cultural Arts Center will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.

Debris Instructions, click here.

WWAY-TV Special Report - Brunswick County is Booming

See the WWAY Special Report on Brunswick County growth.  An Apple Annie's Bakery is slated for Leland. Other retailers are not announced until contracts are signed.


Firm Sought for Parks, Open Spaces Design

The Town of Leland proposes to retain a highly-qualified, capable firm to provide professional planning services to revise and complete the Town of Leland Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Master Plan.



Parks and Rec Board Applications

LELAND – The Leland Town Council is currently accepting applications for appointment to the Parks and Recreation Board. The purpose of the Town of Leland Parks and Recreation Board is to determine when park improvements are necessary and to recommend specific park improvements; to review and make recommendations to Town Council on parks and recreation grant applications; to hold public meetings on all matters relating to parks and recreation; to review and recommend to the Town Council a comprehensive parks and recreation plan for the town; to review and recommend a yearly parks and recreation budget for the submission to the town budget officer; to commission recreation and park studies; to support and coordinate with staff in implementing any parks and recreation directives or plans approved by the Town Council.



Tourism Board Expanding

Press Contact:  David Hollis,
Town Manager 
LELAND – The Leland Town Council seeks members to serve on the newly-expanded Leland Tourism Development Authority (TDA). Individuals involved with businesses and entities engaged in the promotion of travel and tourism in the Town of Leland are encouraged to apply.
The TDA meets monthly and works to promote travel and tourism by advertising and marketing the Town and activities therein to tourists and business travelers who may choose to visit Leland. Applications for the TDA will be accepted until June 10, 2017 for consideration by the Town Council at their June 15th regular meeting.
At a meeting on Monday, May 22nd, the Town Council of Leland passed a resolution clarifying the role of the Leland Tourism Development Authority and expanding the Authority’s membership from five (5) members to nine (9) members.  The objective of the change is to provide more opportunities for membership to the businesses and entities engaged in the promotion of travel and tourism in the Town of Leland. In addition, the Town Council appointed Mr. Mike Callahan as the Council Member representative on the Authority’s Board.
Applications for the TDA can be found on the Town of Leland website at

To see the Visit Leland Tourism Site, Click Tourism.
Brenda Bozeman
Pat Batleman
Mayor Pro Tem
Michael Callahan

Bob Corriston
Bob Campbell
David A. Hollis
Town Manager

102 Town Hall Drive
Leland, North Carolina 28451
Telephone (910) 371-0148
Fax (910) 371-1073


Bridge Repairs on I-40 Bridge in Wilmington

News Release
For Immediate Release
date: May 19, 2017
contact: Brian Rick
(910) 358-6362

Bridge Repairs on I-40 Bridge in Wilmington Require Closures
WILMINGTON – Motorists who travel on Interstate 40 near mile marker 414 should expect lane closures beginning Monday, May 22. The closures are needed so Department of Transportation staff can repair the concrete deck of the eastbound bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River.
Lane closures will be in place from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on May 22 and 23 while crews complete their work. One lane will remain open for traffic in each direction.
“Safety is our top priority,” said Bridge Maintenance Engineer Adam Britt. “We live in a region with cold winters and hot summers. It takes a toll on our bridges, which is why we examine every component and make repairs as needed.” 
There will not be a detour, and travelers should expect delays. Transportation officials encourage drivers to use caution through the work zone.
Crews will conduct further inspection of the bridge while the lanes are closed. The Federal Highway Administration requires bridges to be inspected every two years. For more information on bridge inspections, please visit the North Carolina Bridge Information webpage at
For real-time travel information, visit   or  follow NCDOT on Twitter .
Copyright © 2017 North Carolina Department of Transportation
1503 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 (919) 707-2660 

Budget Hearing June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

The FY 2017/2018 Budget Hearing will be held on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall Council Chambers.

Budget Manual

Notification of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater - Magnolia Green's Residents

General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when an untreated discharge of 1000 gallons or more reaches surface waters.
In accordance with that regulation, the following news release has been prepared and issued to media in the affected county.
The Town of Leland had a discharge of untreated wastewater on May 18, 2017 of an estimated 1500 gallons on the Grandiflora Drive. Force Main in front of 1210 Grandiflora Drive. The Force Main was damaged by a contractor installing telecommunication facilities. The untreated wastewater was discharged into a catch basin that drains to Jackeys Creek. The damaged line has been repaired and service restored.
The Division of Water Resources was notified of the event on May 18, 2017 and is reviewing the matter.
For more information contact the Town of Leland at 910-371-6506.

System Pressure Advisory Rescinded

PWSS ID # 70-10-058
System Pressure Advisory Rescinded - Brunswick Forest Residents ONLY
Based on the laboratory analysis of water samples collected from the Town of Leland
water system in Brunswick Forest on May 17,2017. Water users are hereby notified that it is no longer necessary to boil water or use bottled water for human consumption. The system has resumed normal operations. This notice is issued and effective May 18, 2017.
We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this period.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Bobby Morris        CONTACT PERSON, Distribution ORC
Town of Leland -   PUBLIC WATER SYSTEM
910-332-5008 -      CONTACT PHONE NUMBER
cc:     Regional Engineer, Public Water Supply Section, Wilmington Regional Office

Brunswick Forest Residents - System Pressure Advisory!

ID NO. 70-10-058

System Pressure Advisory!
The water consumers in Brunswick Forest, in Leland NC experience periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system around 2 am on May 17,2017    Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system.
Therefore, the Town of Leland advises that water consumers boil all water used for human consumption (including drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes and food preparation) or use bottled water.
Vigorous boiling for one (1) minute should kill any disease-causing organisms that may be present in the water.     
 This advisory remains in effect until further written notification is issued.
This advisory issued on May 17, 2017 by:
                                                  Bobby Morris/ ORC
Town of Leland
Boiling water concentrates any levels of nitrates that may be present in the water. Infants below the age of six months and pregnant women should use an alternate water supply (e.g., bottled water) whenever possible.

Power Outage Brunswick Forest

Brunswick EMC would like to take this opportunity to inform you that there will be two scheduled power outages in the Brunswick Forest service area.  The first interruption will take place on Friday May 19, 2017 at 12:15 am EST.  The outage duration will be approximately thirty minutes.  The second interruption will be approximately one week later.  We will convey specific details regarding the second outage as soon as they become available.  These actions are necessary to accommodate continued growth in the Brunswick Forest community.
The staff and employees at Brunswick EMC appreciate the opportunity to serve you and we apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
Kind regards,
Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation
800-842-5871 toll free
(910) 754-4391


Art Reception Prior to Council Meeting

There will be a reception with artist Elaine Rogers Cooper prior to this Thursday's Council meeting on the 2nd Floor of Town Hall.
The reception is from 5 - 6 p.m.
The Regular Council Meeting begins at 6 p.m.

Ms. Cooper's art is on display throughout the month of May.  To see her gallery,

       Archway in Greece

Tourism Board Meeting at LCAC May 24

The Tourism Development Authority Board voted to have the next Board meeting at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. It will be followed by a work session.  The Leland TDA Board meeting will be on May 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. and the work session will end at 1 p.m.

To visit the TDA site, CLICK HERE.

If you have questions, please contact:
Glenda Browning
Executive Director
Leland Tourism Development Authority


2016 Water Quality Report

We are pleased to present to you this year' s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report is a snapshot of last year' s water quality. Included are details about your source( s) of water, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water and to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water, please contact Jimmy Strickland at (910) 332-4651. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held at Town Hall on the third Thursday of each month at 6: 30pm. 

Click HERE for full report.


Watch Our Hometown Episode on Opioid Addiction

Judge Ola Lewis and Sheriff John Ingram are interviewed on "Our Hometown" episode on fighting the opioid epidemic in Brunswick County. "I can remember a time when you never heard of heroin or a drug overdose in Brunswick County", Lewis said.

"The real issue is addiction. If we can get the people into treatment, that will effect the supply and demand (for heroin)," Ingram said.

Legal Notice - Lot Variance Filed

Notice is hereby given that an application for a variance has been filed with the Board of Adjustment in the following case:
Muriel Graham has filed for a variance from the lot occupation requirements at 113-C Old Fayetteville Road, parcel ID 038HA01604.
This request will be heard at a special meeting of the Board of Adjustment at the Leland Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Leland, NC on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Fire Services Meeting Tonight


Fire Services Meeting Tonight (5-3-17).

Informal come and go meeting with the LVFRD and Town Manager and Council members. The meeting begins at 6 pm and will end at 8 p.m. First Floor, Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive.

Below, Firefighter Rick Pierotti, on left and Fire Inspector Robert Sherman on right, are surrounding PPE Pete. Pete is a Personal Protection Equipment mannequin on display for tonight's meeting. He's showing the approximate 75 lbs of equipment worn on a call.


Westport Area Fire Station Open 24/7

Leland Volunteer Fire/Rescue Dept., Inc. (LVFRD) and the Town of Leland (Town) are pleased to announce that beginning today (Monday, April 24th at 8:00 am) the Westport Fire Station (Station 52) located at 1379 River Road (Hwy 133) will begin full-time staffing. This means that there will be two personnel assigned to the station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This is part of a process being mutually reviewed by an exploratory committee which was appointed by the Town and LVFRD in January of this year. The exploratory committee is comprised of members of the Town government and LVFRD Board of Directors. The committee meets regularly and delivers updates to both the Council and LVFRD membership.
For full press release, CLICK HERE.


Meetings in May

May 3 at 11:00 a.m. – Council Special Budget Meeting
May 3 at 6:00 p.m.  – Fire Service Changes Public Forum
May 4 at 6:00 p.m.  Transportation Oversight Committee
May 9 at 6:00 p.m. – Economic Development Committee
May 15 at 11:00 a.m. – Council Agenda Meeting
May 18 at 6:00 p.m. – Council Regular
May 23 at 6:30 p.m. – Planning Board
May 31 at 6:00 p.m. – Parks and Recreation Board 

For meeting agendas and minutes, visit the Government Portal, HERE.



The Leland Police Department is one of four local law enforcement agencies participating in the third annual Thank-A-Cop stop-in on Saturday, April 22.
Residents are invited to come to Leland Town Hall from 4:30 - 7 p.m. Saturday to show their appreciation for local law enforcement officers.
Attendees are welcome to bring hand-made thank you signs and are encouraged to brin friends, family and neighbors with them.
The Police Department and Town Hall are located at 102 Town Hall Drive on the corner of Old Fayetteville Road.

I-40 Lane Closures

Lane Closures Next Week on the I-40 Bridge Over the N.E. Cape Fear River
One Lane in Each Direction Will Remain Open at All Times

WILMINGTON – Drivers crossing the I-40 Bridge over the Northeast Cape Fear River will encounter intermittent lane closures next week. The closures will start at 9 a.m., Monday, April 17, and end at 3:30 p.m., each day through April 20.
The closures are needed so crews can safely inspect the bridge. The Federal Highway Administration requires all bridges to be inspected once every two years.
“The bridge will still be open to traffic, but I recommend drivers seek alternate routes to avoid possible delays” said Bridge Maintenance Engineer Ron Vancleef.
For real-time travel information, visit or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Brian Rick
(910) 358-6362


River to Sea Community Bike Ride

Applications for Leland Town Board or Committees

The Town of Leland has openings on 3 committees/boards:

Economic Development Committee (2 year term)
Infrastructure Committee (2 year term)
Parks and Recreation Board (3 year term)
Application deadine is Thursday, April 13, 2017.

See the Applications:   HERE

Once at the Governmental Portal, scroll down and click on the "Apply" button at the link.
It will look like this:


Input on Municipal Park and Town Complex Sought

Leland, NC – The Town of Leland will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at 6 pm at Leland Town Hall (102 Town Hall Dr.) to collect public input on the draft Leland Municipal Campus Master Plan. The plan seeks to address the needs of the growing town by providing a blueprint for future facilities at the current Municipal Park and Town Campus at 102 Town Hall Dr.
Potential facilities in the draft plan include an extended walking trail, splash pad, veterans’ memorial, accessible playground, amphitheater, dog park, picnic shelters, community garden, outdoor basketball and covered pickleball courts, multipurpose field and a municipal services building.
The public is invited to attend the meeting to preview the plan and provide comments and feedback on the design and proposed facilities.
If you would like more information, please call 910-332-4818 or e-mail


N. Brunswick Chamber Groundbreaking

Join the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, Brunswick Forest and the Town of Leland as we celebrate the first day of construction for a two story, 10,000 square foot retail/office building. Two of its new tenants will be announced. 

From: North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce
What: Ground Breaking
When: April 4, 2017 – 10:00am
Where: Brunswick Forest – Turlington Avenue, across from The Joyce Irish Pub
Contacts: Michael Braddock II, Brunswick Forest (910) 520-7031 and Gary Vidmar, Town of Leland (910) 371-0148

Press Release