Newcommers Information
Newcomers Information

 

Newspapers

 

Star News – Wilmington - Daily paper  (Owned by The New York Times)

Circulation: 60,000 (approx) – call for subscription rates

Phone: 343-2391 - Website: www.StarNewsOnline.com

 

The Brunswick Beacon – Shallotte – Published Thursday

Circulation: 54,000 (approx) – usually delivered by mail free

Phone: 754-6890 – Website: www.brunswickbeacon.com

 

The State Port Pilot – Southport – Published Wednesdays

Circulation: unknown – call for subscription rates

Phone: 457-4568 – Website: www.stateportpilot.com

 

 

Television -

 

WECT 6 – NBC – Wilmington

Phone: 791-8070 – Website: www.wect.com

 

WILM 10 – CBS – Wilmington

Phone: 798-0001 – Website: www.wilm-tv.com

 

WSFX 26 – FOX – Wilmington

Phone: 791-8070 – Website: www.wsfx.com

 

WUNJ 39 – PBS – Research Triangle Park

Phone: 919-549-7000 – Website: www.unctv.org

 

WWAY 3 – ABC – Wilmington

Phone: 726-8367 – Website: www.wwaytv3.com

 

 

Radio -

 

Note: there are numerous local radio stations that can be accessed – these are highlighted:

 

WHQR 91.3 FM – Public Radio – Wilmington

Phone: 343-1640 – Website: www.whqr.org

 

WAAV 980 AM – News, Talk & Sports – Wilmington

Phone: 763-0456 – Website: www.980waav.com

 

WMFD 630AM – ESPN Sports – Wilmington

Phone: 791-0112 – Website: www.am630.net

 

 

 

Utilities - The following provides a list of possible utility options within Brunswick County (some may not be available to all locations)

 

Electric Power -

 

Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. (BEMC)

Phone: 800-842-5871 – Website: www.bemc.org

 

 

Telephone -

 

AT&T 

Phone: 888-764-2500 – Website: http://attinternetservice.com/ 


Atlantic Telephone Membership Corp (ATMC)

Phone: 754-4317 – Website: www.atmc.net

 

Time Warner

Phone: none associated with phone service – Website: www.timewarnercable.com

 

 

Cell phone –

Several major providers are located in Wilmington – Here is a list with phone & website:

 

ALLTEL                                  793-6908               www.attell.com

Cingular Wireless                     796-8005              www.cingular.com

KIWI                                        798-5022               www.kiwipcs.com

NEXTEL                                 792-9932               www.nextel.com

SUNCOM Wireless                     538-7100               www.wnncom.com

U.S. CELLULAR               798-8878               www.uscellular.com

VERZON Wireless                     392-2214               www.verizonwireless.com

 

 

Television Service –

 

Time Warner Cable – Wilmington

Phone: 332-7800 – Website: www.timewarnercable.com

 

Direct TV – Wilmington

Phone: 800-531-5000 – Website: www.directv.com

Can be purchased through several sources, including Best Buy, Circuit City & Bell South

 

Atlantic Telephone Membership – Shalotte

Phone: 754-4311 – Website: www.atmc.net

 

 

Internet Service –

Several companies offer service - here is a list of the major players in Brunswick County:

 

Atlantic Telephone Membership – Shalotte

Phone: 754-4317 – Website: www.atmc.net

 

Bellsouth (AT&T)

Phone: 800-463-8638 – Website: www.bellsouth.net

 

Road Runner High Speed Online – Wilmington

Phone: 762-2337 – Website: www.rr.com

 

 

Water/Sewer –

 

Brunswick County Public Utilities – Bolivia (Government Complex)

Phone: 253-2655 – Website: www.brunsco.com

 

 

Waste Management –

 

Trash – Brunswick County provides all county residents with trash pick-up

Phone 253-2520

 

Waste oil & battery disposal -

All Advanced Auto Parts Stores (3 in Brunswick County):

4880 Long Beach Road, SE - Southport, NC 28461

208 Village Road, NE - Leland, NC 28451

5060 Main Street - Shallotte, NC 28470

 

Recycling – Information still to come

 

 

Law Enforcement –

 

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Dept. – Bolivia (County Government Complex)

Phone: 253-2777 – Website: www.brunsco.net

 

Boiling Springs  -  845-2247

Caswell Beach – 278-5490

Holden Beach – 842-6707

Leland – 371-1100

Navassa – 371-0155

Oak Island – 278-5595

Ocean Isle Beach – 579-4221

Shallotte – 754-6008

Southport – 457-7911

Sunset Beach – 579-2151

 

 

Fire Departments –

 

Boiling Springs  - 845-2818

Bolivia – 253-5025

Calabash – 579-2355

Leland – 371-2727

Northwest – 655-2668

Navassa – 371-9988

Oak Island – 278-1000

Ocean Isle Beach – 579-2804

Shallotte – 754-6262

Southport – 457-7915

St James – 253-9990

Sunset Beach – 579-2456

Sunset Harbor & Zion Beach – 842-9449

Supply – 754-8259

Tri Beach – 842-2333

Waccamaw – 287-3380

Winnabow – 253-5505

Yaupon Beach – 278-6797

 

 

Public Libraries -

 

Southport – 109 W Moore St. – 457-6237

Shalotte – 5068 Main St. – 754-6578

Oak Island – 8200 E. Oak Island Drive – 278-4283

Leland – 487 Village Road – 371-9442

Calabash – 1040 Calabash Road – 575-0173

 

 

Voting information –

 

The Brunswick County Board of Elections – Bolivia (County Government Complex)

Phone: 253-2620 – Website: www.brunswickcountync.gov

 

 

Universities & Colleges –

 

University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) – Wilmington

Phone: 962-3000 – Website: www.uncw.edu

 

Brunswick Community College - Bolivia

Phone: 755-7300 – Website: www.brunswickcc.edu

 

Cape Fear Community College – Wilmington

Phone: 362-7000 – Website: www.cfcc.edu

 

Miller-Mote College – Wilmington

Phone: 392-4660 – Website: www.miller-motte.com/wilmington-index.htm

 

Mont Olive College at Wilmington – Wilmington

Phone: 256-0255 – Website: www.moc.edu

 

Shaw University – Wilmington

Phone: 763-9091 – Website: www.shawuniversity.edu

 

 

Hospitals –

 

New Hanover Regional Medical Center – Wilmington

Phone: 343-7000 – Website: www.nhhn.org

 

Dosher Memorial Hospital – Southport

Phone: 457-3800 – Website: www.dosher.org

 

 

Senior Centers –

 

Leland – 371-3560

Shallotte – 754-8776

Southport – 457-6461

Oak Island – 278-5224

 

 

Transportation –

 

Ferry – Southport-Fort Fisher

Phone: 457-6942 – Website: www.ncferry.org

 

Airports

Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

Phone: 341-4125 – Website: www.flyilm.com

 

Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR)

Phone: 843-448-1589 – Website: www.myrtlebeachairport.org

 

Taxis –

A&E Cab Co – Oak Island – 278-9100

Bell Taxi – 790-8700

Oak Island Cab – 278-6373

Kat’s Taxi – Leland – 763-5003

Lett’s Taxi – Carolina Beach – 458-3999

River City Cab Co. – 836-0276

 

 

Driving Licenses / Registration -

 

Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Website: www.ncdot.org/dmv

 

License Office – Shallotte (5298-3 S, Main St.)

Phone: 754-5114

 

Registration office – Shallotte (5300-A South Main St)

Phone: 754-4591

 

 

Social Security

Wilmington – 1528 S. 16th Street  (Open 9 to 4 weekdays)

Phone: 815-4733 – Website: www.socialsecurity.gov

 

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