Category: News

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

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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

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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

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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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Citizens Urged to Continue Monitoring Hurricane Irma; Storm’s Eventual Path Still Uncertain (8 p.m. — 9/7/17)

Sept. 7, 2017 – 8:16 p.m. — Hurricane Irma remains an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane with 175 mph sustained winds as of this evening’s 8 p.m. advisory (click here to view). The forecast cone has shifted west since this

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Citizens Encouraged to Monitor Hurricane Irma, Begin Planning & Preparation (11 a.m. — 9/5/17)

Sept. 5, 2017 – 11 a.m. — Having grown up in Brunswick County, I’ve been exposed to hurricanes and tropical storms my entire life. The first storm I remember was Hurricane David in 1979, followed by Hurricane Diana in 1984.

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Brunswick County Adopts Resolutions on Water Quality; Presented to Governor Cooper, Legislative Leaders

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted two resolutions concerning water quality at its August 21, 2017 meeting. The first resolution, which can be viewed here, calls upon the state to prevent the discharge of contaminants into our waterways

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New Economic Development Organization moves forward with Board Appointees

Five members have been appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners to the new Economic Development organization’s Board of Directors, marking the next step forward for the county’s new economic development model. Allen Bryant, Dr. John Ward, Dennis Ewald,

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Brunswick County’s Statement on Animal Cruelty and Dog Tethering

Brunswick County has recently heard from advocates on both sides of a debate about tethering laws, as detailed in this article from The State Port Pilot. Animal abuse and neglect is something that the County has, and always will, treat

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18 Appointed to Fire Commission

With the appointment of 18 new members at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Brunswick County’s Fire Commission is ready to move forward. The Fire Commission, which was created June 19, includes 20 members made up of local officials, fire chiefs,

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