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  • Coastal Ambassador training to focus on salt marsh habitat

    For the June Coastal Ambassador training, ambassadors will take a trip out to a local salt marsh to learn more about its plants and wildlife, as well as to see how the North Carolina Coastal Federation prepares for touch tank activities.

    On June 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants will spend time exploring the marsh where federation employees collect specimen for educational activities, including Touch Tank Tuesday.

  • County to complete annual flushing program June 8

    The Brunswick County Public Utilities Department began its annual flushing program April 2. During the past few weeks, public utilities crews have worked to flush all the water mains in the county system. Crews expect to complete the flushing program June 8.

  • Reeves earns N.C. Certified Municipal Clerk designation

    Casey E. Reeves, Ocean Isle Beach town clerk, has been awarded the North Carolina Certified Municipal Clerk designation for achieving its high educational, experience and service requirements.

    Reeves attained this designation through the completion of the North Carolina Association of Municipal Clerks (NCAMC) Program conducted in cooperation with the School of Government of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Support growing for naming three stretches of I-140 for Brunswick County native sons

    Three submissions to name one bridge on Interstate 140 over the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County have found a way to share the road.

    But the supporters will still have to convince the North Carolina Department of Transportation to agree to change its highway naming policies.

    At the beginning of the year, Brunswick County commissioners passed a resolution to name the I-140 bridge for former county commissioner Bill Sue, an effort started by his wife, Bidgie Sue.

  • Fire commission sends standards to county commissioners

    BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Fire Commission finished creating department standards at a May 24 meeting for county commissioners to consider accepting in June.

    Three of the five county commissioners will already be familiar with the recommendations from serving on the fire commission. Randy Thompson joined Mike Forte as county representatives to the commission after Pat Sykes resigned during a May 10 budget meeting.

    Sykes at first made a motion to dissolve the fire commission, stating it completed its job, and direct staff to perform a funding review.

  • H2GO to add Brunswick Family Assistance to customer donation program

    LELAND — Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO board members agreed to add Brunswick Family Assistance to ITS Operation Round Up Program at the May 22 meeting, held at the Leland commissioners’ meeting room.

    Stephanie Bowen, BFA executive director, gave a presentation at H2GO’s April 17 board meeting at the invitation of Commissioner Trudy Trombley.

  • Federal judge: Chemours must allow outside water testing

    A federal judge ruled that The Chemours Co. must allow outside testing of potentially contaminated water.

    Chemours is the maker of GenX, the contaminant that was found the Cape Fear River, which provides the raw water the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and the Brunswick County Utilities Department uses for drinking water.

  • NOAA promotes preparedness as 2018 hurricane season begins June 1

    A named storm formed before the beginning of the hurricane season for a fourth consecutive year, but Brunswick County was more concerned with heavy Memorial Day rains that set records in some areas.

  • Leland man cleared of charges in stabbing case

     Leland man accused of stabbing two people last year has been cleared of the charges against him.

    Judge C. Ashley Gore voluntarily dismissed simple assault resisting a public officer and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon against 55-year-old Norman Marshall Gore of Malmo Loop Road on May 15.

    Gore was arrested Dec. 16 and initially charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Warrants show he stabbed a woman with a pencil three times, puncturing her skin, and stabbed a man with a butter knife, puncturing his skin.

  • State ABC Commission fines two county businesses

    The North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission recently fined two Brunswick County businesses.

    Midway Seafood on Midway Road in Bolivia is required to pay the state a fine of $3,000 by June 8 or serve a 30-day suspension of its permit to sell alcohol for selling malt beverages Jan. 22-30to a person younger than 21, state ABC Commission documents show.