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Today's News

  • NCLCV announces Green Tie Award winners

    The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) announced the honorees for its annual Green Tie Awards on May 8.

    Among them is Representative of the Year Deb Butler, D-Wilmington, who represents the northern portion of Brunswick County. Though she was omitted from the House committees studying GenX, Butler raised her voice and galvanized citizens to speak out against the pollution of the Cape Fear River.

  • Recruiting foster and adoptive parents

    The Brunswick County Department of Social Services will provide Trauma Informed Partnering for Safety — Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (TIPS-MAPP) training to become a foster/adoptive parent beginning Thursday, June 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brunswick County Department of Social Services at the county government complex in Bolivia.

    To register for training or for more information, contact Tamela Jones at 253-2112 or tamela.jones@brunswickcountync.gov.

  • Carolina Shores public hearing set for June 7

    The Carolina Shores Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on a proposed zoning amendment map June 7 at 2 p.m. at town hall, 200 Persimmon Road.

    The purpose of hearing is to receive comments on Title IX: Planning and Regulation of Development, Chapter 91 Unified Development, Section 91.09 that the official zoning map shall be amended as follows:

  • Summer Youth Leadership Series to begin June 19

    The Disability Resources Center in Wilmington is sponsoring a Summer Youth Leadership Series.

    This eight-week series starting June 19 is an opportunity for youth and young adults ages 16-24 with disabilities to participate in leadership workshops and tours of UNCW and CFCC.

  • Brunswick County budget proposes no tax increase, public hearing June 18

    BOLIVIA — Brunswick County Manager Ann Hardy presented the 2018-19 budget proposal to county commissioners Monday night showing an operating budget of $242,689,100 with no increase in the tax rate.

    The property tax rate would remain at 48.50 cents for a fourth year.

    The county tax on a home valued at $250,000 would be $1,212.50 and the county tax on a vehicle with a value of $25,000 would be $121.25.

  • GenX, water contaminant testing bills filed

    Competing bills that address GenX and other emerging contaminants in the Cape Fear River, from which Brunswick County draws its drinking water, and other sources of drinking water were submitted May 17 during the second day of the General Assembly’s short session.

    Rep. Deb Butler, D-Wilmington, who represents northern Brunswick County, filed House Bill 968 with fellow Democrats Pricey Harrison of Greensboro, William Richardson and Elmer Floyd of Fayetteville spoke about the bill during a May 17 town meeting in Wilmington.

  • Elections board finalizes primary vote

    The Brunswick County Board of Elections finalized the results of the May 8 primary election May 18.

    Knotts said no outcomes changed after including the remaining votes.

    The board approved nine supplemental absentee ballots during a pre-canvass meeting in the elections board office that were either received on Election Day or were postmarked by Election Day and received by the end of the week, May 11.

    Board members also considered 73 provisional ballots and approved 45 of those ballots, which were added to the final results.

  • Leland takes next step toward development partnership

    Leland officials took legal steps May 17 to prepare to pursue a public-private partnership with Brunswick Forest to start a new phase of development.

    Town council members agreed at their Feb. 15 meeting to accept a petition to establish a Brunswick Forest Special Assessment District (BFSAD) to help Jeff Earp’s Funston Land & Timber LLC, developer of Brunswick Forest, build the infrastructure for new homes and businesses sooner than later.

  • Men arrested on drug charges after near-fatal overdose

    Two South Carolina men remain jailed each on $1 million bail on drug charges related to a near-fatal overdose in Brunswick County.

    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Unit agents responded to a near-fatal overdose May 15 that led to the arrest of Dashon Cortez Grate and Marqivies Sedale Crawford after a traffic stop May 16. 

    No details about the condition of near-overdose victim are available because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

  • Brunswick County Sheriff's Office reports

    Released at 12:27 p.m. May 22, 2018, by Emily B. Flax, Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office public information officer/community engagement

    253-2906