Leland public-private partnership remains unopposed.

LELAND — Leland town council members received no comments at a public hearing Aug. 1 on a public-private partnership to start a new phase of development in Brunswick Forest.

So the project will move to the next state mandated step, Leland Economic and Community Development director Gary Vidmar said.

The public hearing was required for council to approve a preliminary assessment resolution June 21 to establish a Brunswick Forest Special Assessment District (BFSAD) for Jeff Earp’s Funston Land & Timber LLC, developer of Brunswick Forest, to build infrastructure for 1,600 acres west of the Sunny Point Railroad tracks. Continue reading “Leland public-private partnership remains unopposed.”

St. James Center, a 139-acre commercial/multi-family project, is approved north of NC 211

  • State Port Pilot:  By Terry Pope, Staff Writer

The project by Homer Wright, St. James Plantation founder, sets aside 53 acres for multi-family development and 39 acres for commercial, with a total of 1,902 units proposed.

Brunswick County Planning Board members approved the conceptual plan at their meeting Monday night. No one spoke at a public hearing other than St. James Plantation vice-president of land development Mark Brambell.

Brambell told the board initial plans called for a grocery store chain to anchor the commercial site but a deal was never reached. He said plans to widen N.C. 211 to four lanes and how that will interact with the project leaves a lot yet to be determined.

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Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest is Open

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Novant Health’s family medicine clinic at the new Pine Forest Plantation community on Highway 211 in Brunswick County is officially open. Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine in Southport has relocated and is now called Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest. The new address of the clinic is 2950 Pine Plantation Parkway in Bolivia. The clinic will have an open house Thursday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 6 p.m. Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest is staffed by Dr. Pilar Johnson, Dr. John Scheck, Dr. Ryan Tighe, and Sara Clagg, family nurse practitioner. The clinic cares for patients of all ages. Services include the following:

  • Newborn and pediatric care
  • Adolescent, adult and senior care
  • Preventive healthcare
  • Well-child care
  • Care for acute and ongoing illness
  • School, sports and employment physicals
  • Routine gynecological care, including Pap tests and postmenopausal care
  • Immunizations
  • Same-day sick appointments

Novant Health Family Medicine Pine Forest is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 910-454-4032 or visit



Development Agreement

  • State Port Pilot: By Michael Paul, Staff Writer

The St. James Planning Board recommended last Thursday that the proposed development plan be sent to town council for adoption. In an informational meeting Tuesday at the St. James Community Center, residents commented about the plan and the proposed agreement.

Following is background about the plan and comments about it. The draft of the town development agreement map is at townofstjamesnc.org.

Zoning map amendment

“For our purposes, this is a zoning map amendment,” chairman Bob Accordino said during the planning board meeting Thursday, July 13. “Originally, there was some confusion between whether it was planned development or a development agreement.

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Developer to break ground in Landfall

  • By Wayne Faulkner / Wayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com
  • Posted Apr 27, 2013

Battery Park subdivision of 24 homes to take up 14 acres near wetlands

Ground is expected to be broken on Battery Park at Landfall within 60 days, exclusive broker Jimmy Hopkins said Thursday.

Plans have been submitted to the city for a 24-home development. The 14-plus-acre site is one of two remaining tracts of land left for development in Landfall, a gated community near Wrightsville Beach that borders the Intracoastal Waterway.

The 2,200-acre community, conceived in the 1970s and started in the 1980s, has 1,900 home sites.

Other than Battery Park, “there is just one strip of land near the back gate that has approximately 33 lots on it. That’s the end of the development,” said Intracoastal agent Vance Young, who has sold heavily in Landfall.
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