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Bill Early to lead economic development efforts in Brunswick County

William S. “Bill” Early, an experienced economic development leader with 29 years of experience in North Carolina, has been tapped as the executive director of Brunswick Business & Industry Development (BBID). Earlier this year, Brunswick County Commissioners voted to contract

Personal Note: Perspective

December 6, 2017:  On Saturday, Dec. 2 my alma mater, N.C. State University, hosted South Carolina State in a basketball game. Midway through the first half, basketball ceased to matter. As reported by The News & Observer, “One second, South

Statement on Tonight’s Vote by the H2GO Board of Commissioners

November 28, 2017: I was shocked to learn of tonight’s “November Surprise” vote by the H2GO Board of Commissioners to turn H2GO’s assets over to the Town of Belville, and the manner in which this transpired raises a number of

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Kirstie Dixon named Brunswick County Planning Director

Kirstie Dixon has been named the next Brunswick County Planning Director. Dixon started with Brunswick County as a Planner II and Supervisor of Central Permitting in 2004. Since then, she has held several positions within the County’s Planning Department, most

Letter to the 2067 Chair of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners

Several months ago, Wilmington Star-News Community Editor Si Cantwell contacted me and asked me to write a letter to be placed in a time capsule as part of the paper’s 150th anniversary celebration. The letter was to be addressed to

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane Closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge begin Monday, Oct. 30

Motorists traveling on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge over the Cape Fear River will likely encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, Oct. 30. The closures are needed for crews to perform routine inspections. The closures will start at 9 a.m.

Inspections on the G.V. Barbee Bridge (Old Oak Island Bridge) Require Lane Closures Next Week

OAK ISLAND — Motorists traveling on the G.V. Barbee Bridge (old Oak Island bridge) over the Intracoastal Waterway will likely encounter intermittent lane closures beginning Monday, Oct. 2. The closures are needed for crews to perform routine inspections. The closures

TRAFFIC ALERT: Railroad Improvement Work Requires Closure of River Road (Highway 133) in Brunswick County

River Road/N.C. 133 north of the intersection with George II Highway/N.C. 87 in Brunswick County will be closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26. The closure is needed so a contractor for the Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point can make

Bridge Inspection on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Next Week Requires Overnight Closures; Bridge will remain open during daylight hours

Motorists who travel on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge over the Cape Fear River on U.S. 17/76/421 need to be aware the bridge will be closed overnights next week, beginning Sunday night, Sept. 17. The closures are needed so Department

Reflecting on 9/11 and my trip to New York City in October of 2001

September 11, 2017 Friends, Today marks 16 years since the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.  Like you, I will never forget that day.  Like you, I pray that our nation will never again face such an attack.  We

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