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  • North Carolina encourages air quality forecast awareness

    The 2017 ozone season has started, as state and local environmental agencies renew their daily air quality forecasts for ozone in metropolitan areas across North Carolina.

    Ozone, which has been North Carolina’s most widespread air quality concern, continues to decline, thanks in large part to reductions in emissions from its primary air pollution sources: power plants, industry and motor vehicles.

  • Legislators introduce STOP Act to confront opioid epidemic

    Sens. Bill Rabon, R-Southport, Jim Davis and Tom McInnis and Reps. Greg Murphy, Ted Davis, Craig Horn and Chris Malone, joined by Attorney General Josh Stein, unveiled legislation to confront the opioid epidemic.

    The STOP Act, formally the Strengthen Opioid misuse Prevention Act, was introduced with companion bills in the Senate and House. This legislation is designed to ensure smarter prescribing and smarter dispensing of highly addictive prescription drugs. The bill also includes $20 million for treatment and recovery over two years.

  • Williams re-elected to serve as chairman of Cape Fear RPO

    The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) elected officers for 2017 at its Feb. 10 meeting. Brunswick County commissioner Frank Williams was unanimously re-elected chairman and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann was unanimously re-elected vice chairman.

  • Celebrate Red Cross Month by giving blood

    During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

    Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

  • Sunset Beach hires new police chief

    The town of Sunset Beach has hired a new police chief.

    Kenneth J. Klamar, chief of the Perkins Township Police Department in Sandusky, Ohio, has been selected following a nationwide recruitment, according to a press release issued Monday morning, March 6, by Sunset Beach Town Administrator Susan Parker.

    He is slated to begin his new duties April 20 at a starting salary of $85,000.

    Klamar began his law enforcement career in 1995 and has advanced through the ranks in his current agency from patrol officer to patrol sergeant to chief of police in 2009.

  • Brunswick County to re-open Section 8 waiting list

    By approval of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners, the Brunswick County Public Housing Agency will re-open the Section 8 waiting list effective March 23 to the first 250 applicants.

    Families who apply must meet income eligibility requirements.

    A preliminary application can be completed at the Brunswick County Public Housing office in Building B of the Brunswick County Government Complex in Bolivia, or request an application by mail by calling 253-2222. Applications will be accepted Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Rouzer to host town hall March 6 in Bolivia

    Congressman David Rouzer will host a 7th District Town Hall from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 6, to hear constituent concerns and discuss the priorities of the 115th Congress.

    It will take place at Brunswick Community College’s Odell Williamson Auditorium, 150 College Road NE, Bolivia.

    Constituents will have the opportunity to ask Rouzer questions on legislation, current events and potential casework.

    All are invited.

  • A Nomad's Notes: My view on the Hill during the Bowling Green Massacre

    It’s still vivid in my mind despite it being nearly six years later. Memories like that just sear in your mind, no matter how hard you try to forget.

    But as a former Western Kentucky University student who resided in Bowling Green, Ky., for nearly five years from fall 2009 to spring 2014, it’s time to for me to finally talk about what happened in May 2011 on the Hill.

  • H2GO board approves start of RO plant bidding

    The Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board continues to proceed with efforts to build a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant, one 3-2 vote at a time.

    Comissioners who support the RO plant — Carl Antos, Bill Browning and Ronnie Jenkins — won approval of hiring two contractors at their Feb. 21 meeting despite the efforts of RO plant opposition members Jeff Gerken and Trudy Trombley.

  • County commissioners to review fire study Friday

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County commissioners will hear the results of a fire study at a special meeting at 9 a.m., Friday, March 3, in the David R. Sandifer Building, 30 Government Center Drive NE in Bolivia.

    Municipal managers, fire chiefs and county administration officers received a preview of the study report Monday, Feb. 27, from Greg Grayson of FACETS Consulting at the county emergency operations center.