Thursday, October 02, 2014   

News and Announcements

Email notifications now available
7/29/2014 1:58:25 PM by Amanda Hutcheson
Brunswick County offers email notifications to residents interested in receiving updates about different topics. Residents can sign up for more than one notification list, and can unsubscribe at any time by clicking a button at the bottom of the emails or changing profile settings. read more...
Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale Oct. 9-10
one day ago by Amanda Hutcheson
The Brunswick County Master Gardeners Volunteer Association will sponsor a fall plant sale Oct. 9-10 at the N.C. County Extension greenhouse area located at the Brunswick County Government Complex, 25 Referendum Drive, Bolivia, N.C. off Business Route 17 and Government Center Drive. read more...
Foster/Adoptive Parent Training offered in January
one day ago by Amanda Hutcheson
Brunswick County Social Services will be offering a 30-hour MAPP training course for those interested in possibly fostering or adopting a child, beginning in January. read more...

WILMINGTON--The closure of Blackwell Road in Brunswick County has been postponed one week due to inclement weather.  All lanes will now be closed on Blackwell Road between U.S. 17 and N.C. 133, from 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, through 6 a.m., Monday, Oct. 6, weather permitting.


Wilmington- All lanes will be closed on Hale Swamp Road in Brunswick County, between Brick Landing and Goose Creek Road, from Monday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 12, weather permitting.

One-Stop Voting begins Oct. 23
9/24/2014 4:24:07 PM by Amanda Hutcheson

One-Stop (Early) voting for the November general election begins Thursday, Oct. 23.

Stinging Caterpillars make an Appearance in Home Gardens
9/16/2014 11:32:34 AM by Sam Marshall
If it stings or bites, it probably makes its home in Brunswick County. From the biting flies that terrorized us earlier this summer, to the ever-pleasant mosquitoes and fire ants, there are a lot of critters out there that can make life outdoors unpleasant. In recent days, however, reports of a stinging caterpillar that bears an uncanny resemblance to a small toupee have been coming into the Extension Office. These hairy caterpillars look harmless, but those who have experienced its sting quickly realize it is anything but. Meet the pus caterpillar. read more...
Bolivia Brief Farmers Market moves to once a month
9/9/2014 1:22:13 PM by Amanda Hutcheson

Brunswick County’s Bolivia Brief Farmers Market will be held monthly for the remainder of the year, continuing to provide farmers and families the opportunity to connect with fresh, locally-grown foods for healthy meals.


Brunswick County has received funds from Duke Energy Progress, which are available to Brunswick County homeowners meeting certain criteria to help improve the home’s energy efficiency.

GIS information now available online
9/3/2014 9:28:51 AM by Amanda Hutcheson

GIS data that had previously been available to purchase is now available as a free download for any interested party.

Fall Vegetable Gardens Extend the Growing Season
9/2/2014 1:56:41 PM by Amanda Hutcheson

Patti Schleig, Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

In a climate suitable for three-season gardening, North Carolina is a great place for gardeners. For those who truly love gardening I guess you could say it's Utopia - well I shouldn't get carried away; this Utopia includes problems with soil, weather that can change from hour to hour, and insects like none I've seen before in gardening. Despite all this, the arrival of fall gives us a break from the headaches of summer and is a great time to reclaim your yard. 

Rabies Clinic Saturday, Oct. 4
8/28/2014 2:08:30 PM by Amanda Hutcheson
The Brunswick County Health Department and Brunswick Sheriff's Animal Protective Services will host a rabies clinic on Saturday, Oct. 4, with rabies vaccines being offered for $6. read more...
Shallotte Park playground temporarily closed
8/27/2014 9:16:56 AM by Amanda Hutcheson
Notice to the Public: Shallotte Park Playground is temporarily closed to the public while we address some maintenance issues.  We apologize for any inconvenience during this transition.  If you have any more questions, please call 910-253-2670.
For a listing of all county parks and their individual amenities, click here. read more...