Town of Leland News & Events February 2020 Vol 1

Town of Leland News & Events February 2020 Vol 1
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Even though we’re blessed here in our area with warmer winter weather, I still can’t wait for spring to arrive! A big reason for that, of course, is that springtime means the return of a full schedule of Town events and programs.

When Peter Cottontail comes hopping along the bunny trail, you can be sure some of our most-beloved attractions are not far behind! Now a Leland tradition, the annual Easter egg hunt will return on April 11 at North Brunswick High School.

But why should the little ones have all the fun? Kids at heart can bring their baskets (and a flashlight) for the ever-popular Night Hunt for adults, set this year for April 9. There will be live music, local food trucks and some adult libations to keep you motivated!

Our four-legged friends have reason to celebrate, too. Before the Easter festivities, dogs and their owners will converge on the Founders Park lawn on March 21 for some fun canine-centric activities.

There’s so much more coming up, I couldn’t begin to list it all here. Have you picked up your copy of the Spring/Summer issue of the CAPE magazine yet? Inside, you’ll find information about our upcoming programs and special events, as well as the incredible list of classes, concerts and more coming to the Leland Cultural Arts Center. We’ve got copies waiting for you at Town Hall, the LCAC and on the website.

On a personal note, I am so thrilled and humbled by the continued popularity of the Leland We Don’t Know tour. The February and May tours have already sold out (in record time!), which makes me beyond proud of the interest our residents – new and old alike – have in learning more about the place we all call home. I am honored to be a part of this tour and hope to see you on it sometime soon!

Now, go pick up a CAPE and you’ll have your spring all planned about before the first flower even blooms!

 

--- Mayor Brenda Bozeman

Town Hall Meetings

Meeting gavel

We invite residents to attend any or all of our public Council and committee meetings. 

The schedule for February meetings is listed below, and you can find an agenda for each meeting on the Town's website approximately one week in advance of that scheduled meeting. 

February Meeting Schedule:
  • Council Agenda Meeting  - 1:00 PM, Feb. 17
  • Council Regular Meeting - 6:00 PM, Feb. 20
  • Planning Board - 6:00 PM, Feb. 25
  • Parks and Recreation Board - 6:00 PM, Feb. 26
Please note: the Economic Development Committee meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM on Feb. 13 has been canceled. 

Birding in Brunswick
Leland Town Hall
Thursday, Feb. 27
8:30 - 10:00 AM
Admission:
$12 per session (resident)
$20 per session (non-resident)

Our fun and educational Birding series with Jill Peleuses is expanding! First-time birders can learn about birds in our area and how to use birding equipment in Birding in Brunswick 101 on Feb. 27, which will include both an indoor lecture and an outdoor component.

More experienced birders can choose from a walk in one of our Leland parks to get your feet wet with Birding in Brunswick 102 or a field site visit with Birding in Brunswick 103, taking a look at birds in a truly wild setting.

All sessions are led by local birding expert Jill Peleuses of Wild Bird Garden. Sign up for one session or take the whole series!

 
Frequently Asked Questions

Adapted from the Brunswick County Board of Elections

 

When is the primary election? 
The 2020 primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 3. Primaries are held on even-numbered years to nominate a candidate to represent a political party in the general election in November. 

Can I vote early?
Yes. One-stop early voting for the 2020 primary election will begin Thursday, Feb. 13 and run through Saturday, Feb. 29. A schedule for one-stop voting is listed in the image below these FAQs. 

Where do I vote?
If voting early, you may visit any one-stop location (listed in the image below). If voting on Election Day, you can check your registration record or view the precinct map to find your polling place.

Do I need a photo ID to vote?
You currently are not required to present a photo ID at your polling location in order to cast a ballot. More details about this are available on the N.C. State Board of Elections website


What is the deadline to register to vote for the primary election?
The deadline to register has passed, but you can still register and vote on the same day by visiting any one-stop voting site. Same-day registration can only be done during early voting, which ends Feb. 29. Please bring proof of residence. The county's Notice to Same Day Registrants provides further information. 

Leland in the News


The Town was featured in the February issue of Business NC - a long-standing statewide business magazine based in Charlotte - as part of its "Town Square" series. Calling Leland the "young town" with an "old soul," the piece centers around how the Town is shaping its identity through new business growth and an influx of residents from across the state and country.

Read the Business NC article
 
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