Today's News

  • County MIS director Randone voted president-elect of NCLGISA

    Brunswick County Management Information Services director Steve Randone was voted the president-elect of the North Carolina Local Government Information Systems Association.

  • NCDOT seeks input on transportation needs

    If Brunswick County residents want to speak up on transportation issues, now is the time when the rubber meets the road.

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation has asked for the public’s help to identify future transportation needs. It set up an online survey and an interactive map for public comment through Nov. 30.

  • Sunset Beach seeks input on sign ordinance

    The town of Sunset Beach Planning and Inspections Department is seeking feedback on the second draft of a proposed re-write of Article 11 Sign Regulations, which can be found online at https://bit.ly/2ANfEIP.

    As laws and regulations change, the town’s development regulations must be changed to stay current. Recently, a federal judge ruled and higher courts upheld that signage regulations should be content neutral to protect First Amendment rights to expression. Size, location and quantity may be regulated, but not the specific content of the sign.

  • Brunswick County Veterans Coalition to meet Nov. 14

    The Brunswick County Veterans Coalition will meet from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at VFW Post 10400 in Boiling Spring Lakes. Fifteen veteran organizations within Brunswick County are represented at coalition meetings.

    Guest speakers will be from Legal Aid of North Carolina, Brunswick County Veteran’s Assistance Office, Congressman David Rouzer’s office and Horseplay Farms. Any veteran organization within Brunswick County is encouraged to send a representative. Light refreshments will be served.

  • Fund assists animal shelters with Hurricane Florence expenses

    Animal shelters that incurred expenses as a result of Hurricane Florence can request reimbursement through the Animal Shelter Support Fund. Services eligible for reimbursement include veterinary, sanitation, feed, supplies and temporary housing. This fund cannot be used for administrative costs or capital expenditures.

    Shelters need to apply soon, as requests should be made within 60 days of the incurred expense.

  • Coastal Horizons receives federal funds

    Coastal Horizons Center Inc. is receiving $89,222 to establish a telehealth program to provide opioid medication assisted treatment services in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties.

    The money is part of $39.6 million awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant Program.

  • Animal collisions increase as temperatures cool

    The falling leaves and lower temperatures enjoyed in North Carolina’s autumnal seasons results in rising rates of deer collisions. Fall weather continues to correspond with high numbers of car accidents spurred by the darting of deer onto roadways, increasing the risks of vehicle damage and personal injuries.

    The reported number of animal-vehicle collisions in North Carolina in 2017 was 18,540 — 629 more than the year before. Brunswick County had the state’s 10th-highest number.

  • ‘Positive Approach to Care’ workshop Dec. 4

    “A Positive Approach to Care Workshop” is scheduled for at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Brunswick Center at Shallotte, 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte.

    The workshop, based on the Teepa Snow approach of care for those living with dementia, is free for family and unpaid caregivers, although there is a $10 charge for professionals.

  • Two steps to take for receiving rental assistance from FEMA

    Are you a renter who was forced out of your home by Hurricane Florence and initially was eligible for rental assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency? Do you still need FEMA’s help? If you are still eligible, you need take only two steps to get the help you need:

    1) Complete a Declaration of Continuing Need for Rental Assistance. This is a legal document mailed to all rental grant recipients 15 days after the rental assistance grant is received. Survivors with additional housing needs must complete the declaration.

  • BFA offers hurricane relief to victims

    Limited funding is available through Brunswick Family Assistance to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

    If you are in need of financial assistance for utilities, rent, medicine or other needs directly related to the disaster, call BFA at 754-4766 or visit one of its locations in Shallotte and Leland.

    If you need home repairs, contact one of the following partner organizations: Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries (WARM), J.C. Lyle at 399-7563 or Brunswick Housing Opportunities’ Resea Willis at 253-0699.