Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes


Brunswick County is considering adopting new flood maps and amending the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA regularly updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) using studies to improve the maps and ensure their accuracy. The last maps FEMA approved for our area were adopted in 2006; since then, FEMA has worked to study and improve these maps. Now that FEMA has approved updated maps, Brunswick County can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To view the current effective maps or the preliminary maps on the State’s website, visit the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) – Flood Maps, which will automatically show the current effective maps. To view the preliminary maps, in the top right corner of the page, click on “Effective” and change to “Preliminary.” This will allow the viewer to see the maps being adopted on August 28, 2018.

Brunswick County will be scheduling a public hearing about these changes, and a public informational workshop will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers, at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, NC.

For more information about the proposed changes to the Flood Maps and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, click here.

Additional One-Stop voting locations open Thursday


Six additional One-Stop early voting locations will be open beginning Thursday, Oct. 27, offering residents additional options to vote in advance of Election Day (Nov. 8).

The additional locations include:

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center (1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland)
  • St. James Community Center (4136 Southport Supply Road, St. James)
  • Oak Island Recreation Center (3003 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island)
  • Brunswick Community College (50 College Road, Bolivia)
  • Holden Beach EOC (1044 Sabbath Home Road, Supply)
  • South Brunswick Islands Center (9400 Ocean Highway 17 West, Carolina Shores)

These locations are in addition to One Stop early voting locations already open at the Cooperative Extension office in Bolivia, the Leland Town Hall, the Brunswick Center at Southport (senior center), and the National Guard Armory in Shallotte.

One-Stop early voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 5. Hours vary by location; a full schedule can be viewed online at