Commissioner Williams addresses home school students

Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams spoke to a group of home school students that are part of the Coastal Christian Co-op on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The co-op, which includes students from Brunswick County and other neighboring counties, meets at Scotts Hill Baptist Church.

Information on the Cape Fear Crossing Project

There has been a great deal of recent discussion on the proposed routes for the Cape Fear Crossing project.

As a point of historical reference, discussion of a southern loop of this type began in 1993, and discussion of this current project began in one form or another in 1999. The official NCDOT project page on the project can be found here.

The detailed project maps outlining the alternative routes can be viewed here.

On May 31, 2017, the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) Board voted to support alternatives MA and/or NA, which are the two southernmost alternatives; that resolution can be viewed here.

Your Brunswick County representatives on the WMPO have spoken up multiple times on the importance of adopting southern routes that avoid the heart of major residential neighborhoods like Brunswick Forest and Mallory Creek and minimize and avoid impacts to Stoney Creek and Snee Farm.

Presentations from District 5 Leadership Forum on Water, Wastewater Expansion Projects

On Jan. 15, I partnered with the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce to hold our latest District 5 Leadership Forum, which featured an update on on Brunswick County Public Utilities’ advanced water treatment, water plant expansion and sewer plant expansion.

The presentations from that event are linked below:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Rehab Work to Close All Lanes of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge; Closure will occur every two weeks from Jan. through March

The N. C. Department of Transportation will resume its weekend closures of all lanes of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington for rehab work on Friday, Jan. 11.

Each closure will begin on a Friday at 9 p.m. and reopen the following Monday at 5 a.m. They will begin Jan. 11., with the bridge reopening to traffic on Jan. 14. The weekend closures, which started last fall, will continue every two weeks: Jan. 25- 28, Feb. 8-11, Feb. 22-25, March 8-11, and March 22-25.  The schedule is weather conditional.

During the closure, a contractor will be working on the bridge and its approaches to extend the life of the structure and reduce the need for future maintenance.

A signed detour route will be in place, so drivers need to slow down and be cautious when approaching the bridge and anticipate needing extra time while using the detour route.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Source: N.C. Department of Transportation

Jan. 15 District 5 Leadership Forum to Provide Update on Brunswick County Public Utilities’ advanced water treatment, water & sewer plant expansions

The next District 5 Leadership Forum, which is held in conjunction with the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, will focus on Transportation as well as Hurricane Florence Recovery. NEW LOCATION: The event is set for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 and will be held at the WWAY Event Center, located at 1224 Magnolia Village Way, Leland, NC 28451.

Click here to RSVP.  (RSVPs appreciated but not required).

TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Weekend Closures Planned

The Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in Wilmington will be closed two of the next three weekends for maintenance work. The closure covers both east and westbound lanes.

The closure will be in effect the weekends of Oct. 26-28, and again Nov. 9-11. It will be from 9 p.m. on Friday until 5 a.m. the following Monday both weekends. The schedule is weather conditional.

During the closure, a contractor will be working on the bridge and the areas approaching it to extend the life of the structure and reduce the need for future maintenance.

A signed detour route will be in place. Drivers need to slow down and be cautious when approaching the bridge, and anticipate needing extra time while using the detour route.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

#BrunscoStrong – Interview with Bob Weathers, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Shallotte

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#BrunscoStrong – Interview with Stoney Creek residents Randi Jo & Brandon Rooks

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#BrunscoStrong – Interview with Ken Papaj of Brunswick Family Assistance

Brunswick Family Assistance Food & Supplies Distribution Sites for week of Oct. 1

Brunswick Family Assistance will be distributing food, water and other emergency supplies (diapers, toiletries and other household products) to those affected by Hurricane Florence at the following locations this week:

Oct. 1

  • Waves of Praise, 9 East Boiling springs Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oct. 2

  • Soldier Bay Church, 3905 Whiteville Road, Ash, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Navassa Community Center, 334 Main Street, Navassa, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Waves of Praise, 9 East Boiling springs Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • The Bridge, 1180 Mt. Pisgah Road SW, Supply, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Oct. 3

  • Soldier Bay Church, 3905 Whiteville Road, Ash, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Waves of Praise, 9 East Boiling springs Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Brunswick Baptist Center, 1041 Old Ocean Highway/U.S. 17 Business, Bolivia, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • St. James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Road, Leland, 1-5 p.m.

Oct. 4

  • Soldier Bay Church, 3905 Whiteville Road, Ash, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Navassa Community Center, 334 Main Street, Navassa, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Waves of Praise, 9 East Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • St. James AME Zion Church, 27 Old Town Creek Road, Leland, 1-5 p.m.

Oct. 5

  • Soldier Bay Church, 3905 Whiteville Road, Ash, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Waves of Praise, 9 East Boiling springs Road, Boiling Spring Lakes, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Brunswick Baptist Center, 1041 Old Ocean Highway/U.S. 17 Business, Bolivia, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Anyone in need of emergency supplies should come to the distribution sites within this time frame. Questions should be directed to the Brunswick Family Assistance Shallotte office at (910) 754-4766.

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