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Road Information
2/5/2015 3:41:13 PM by Amanda Hutcheson

In North Carolina, counties do not own or maintain roads. The North Carolina Department of Transportation owns and maintains many of the roads in Brunswick County; others are maintained by a municipality, or are privately-owned and -maintained. The county also does not control stormwater conveyance along North Carolina Department of Transportation roadways.

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Email notifications now available
11/24/2014 10:19:29 AM 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...
Controlled Burn in Winnabow
14 hours ago by Amanda Hutcheson
There is a controlled burn today in Winnabow near Daws Creek Road and Gooseberry Lane. read more...
Town Creek Park open
15 hours ago by Amanda Hutcheson
Town Creek Park is officially open. read more...

Work begins Monday and lasts through June, 2016

Wilmington- The N.C. Department of Transportation will intermittently close one lane on each of the two bridges on N.C. 211 over the Honey Island Swamp, south of the Columbus County line, in order for crews to realign the roadway and replace both bridges and approaches. The closures start at 7 a.m., Monday, May 4, and will continue through June 30, 2016.

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The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting for May 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. has been moved to the Commissioners' Chambers, in the David R. Sandifer Administration Building on the first floor.
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SBI officials have found no evidence of criminal wrong-doing in Brunswick County’s Holden Beach land purchase, officials told Brunswick County Thursday. read more...
Brunswick County Surplus Land
4/30/2015 9:32:51 AM by Amanda Hutcheson
The County of Brunswick has numerous parcels that may be declared surplus. The list can be found here. The County will entertain proposals for either individual parcels or groups of parcels that are at least the parcels' 2015 tax value. Purchase proposals should be submitted to Steve Stone at steve.stone@brunswickcountync.gov. Any proposals accepted by the Board of Commissioners will be subject to the upset bid sale process and the Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. If you have questions, contact Steve Stone at steve.stone@brunswickcountync.gov.

Details about the properties are available through Brunswick County GIS's online search feature, available here. read more...
School Liaison Committee Meeting May 4
4/28/2015 1:39:26 PM by admin admin
The Brunswick County School Liaison Committee will meet on Monday, May 4 at 4 p.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers Executive Chambers Room in the David R. Sandifer Building. The School Liaison Committee includes members of the Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, along with staff from Brunswick County government and Brunswick County Schools. read more...
Boil water notice lifted for Mt. Misery Road
4/24/2015 8:58:41 AM by Amanda Hutcheson
A boil water notice for a portion of Mt. Misery Road near Leland has been lifted. Residents no longer need to boil water for consumption. read more...
Melanie Turrise named Director of Human Resources
4/21/2015 9:54:16 AM by Amanda Hutcheson

Melanie Turrise has been named Director of Human Resources for Brunswick County.

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Brunswick County prepares to close Adult Health Clinic
4/21/2015 9:41:24 AM by Amanda Hutcheson
Brunswick County Health Services staff are working to help current patients transition to new healthcare providers, in preparation to close the Adult Health Clinic by June 1. read more...

Brunswick County Health Services will be distributing Potassium Iodide (KI) pills on May 8 from 1 till 3 p.m. at the St. James Community Building to the residents living within 10 miles of the nuclear power plant in Southport. One member of a family may pick up the over-the-counter pills for their entire family and anyone else in the neighborhood who cannot attend. Health Services conducted a distribution last fall but some residents were not able to pick up the pills at that time. For additional information, please call Fred Michael, Deputy Health Director,  at 910-231-3362. 

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After three years of research and work, Brunswick County Mosquito Control staff and Duke University researchers have published a peer-reviewed article about using information about mosquitoes to predict mosquito-borne diseases.

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The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP), in concert with FEMA, is now providing the regulatory
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) products in a digital format accessible via a website interface.  The NCFMP has created a website to disseminate the preliminary flood hazard data for your community.  The website, Flood Risk Information System (FRIS), can be found at http://fris.nc.gov/fris/. Preliminary information was sent to Brunswick County on August 29, 2014. Due to an administrative error, data was inadvertently omitted from that issuance. Updated preliminary flood hazard data is now available for review on the FRIS website for FIRM panel 3720205700. read more...
Brunswick County’s debt rating raised
4/10/2015 1:48:03 PM by Amanda Hutcheson
Brunswick County’s general obligation debt rating has been raised from ‘AA’ to ‘AA+,’ and its appropriation-backed debt rating raised from ‘AA-‘ to ‘AA’ in Standard & Poor’s Ratings released this week. read more...
Water and Wastewater Continuing Education
4/7/2015 8:56:28 AM by Amanda Hutcheson

2015 Water & Wastewater Continuing Education:  May 21, 2015 – Cost $40, Brunswick County Public Utilities Operations Center, Supply NC; additional Information and registration brochure here.

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have lane closures on SR 1551 (Blackwell Road) .2 miles west of the intersection of NC 133 to shift traffic onto the new realigned Blackwell Road in Brunswick County beginning Saturday April 18, 2015 at 6:00am until Monday April 20, 2015 at 6:00am.  This will begin the next phase for the Leland Causeway Project which will widen the roadway to 3 lanes in both directions to alleviate some of the congestion through the area.

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Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting
4/7/2015 8:34:28 AM by Amanda Hutcheson

Brunswick County will hold a public Hazard Mitigation Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday April 14th, 2015 beginning at 10:00 am at the Oak Island Town Council Chambers located at 4601 East Oak Island Drive.  New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties are participating in the preparation of a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan for all three counties and their participating municipalities.  Citizens of Brunswick County and its municipalities are encouraged to attend to provide input.

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Evacuation orders have been lifted
4/6/2015 6:06:36 PM by Amanda Hutcheson
ALL evacuation orders from the wildfire have been lifted. Residents can return home. read more...