Every death due to COVID-19 is one too many. Every job lost is also one too many. Every bankruptcy is one too many, and every business that permanently closes its doors due to coronavirus is one too many. Every suicide borne out of depression or anxiety spawned by COVID-19 is one too many. The COVID-19…

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05.24.2018 — S&P Global Ratings has assigned a rating of “AAA” to Brunswick County’s General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2018. S&P Global Ratings has also reviewed Brunswick County’s bond ratings and increased Brunswick County’s General Obligation (Financial Security Assurance Incorporated) credit rating from “AA+” to” AAA,” and increased Brunswick County’s Smithville Township Limited Tax Hospital…

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5/11/18 — Brunswick County’s Finance Office has been recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its financial reporting and budget presentation, recognitions it has received dozens of times in nearly two decades. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is an international professional association.…

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Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams represented Brunswick County at the recent National Association of Counties (NaCo) Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. “This conference provided an excellent opportunity to learn from county leaders from across the nation, secure face time with Congressman Rouzer and key legislative staffers who represent us on Capital Hill,…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed both Brunswick County’s Aa2 general obligation bond rating and the county’s Aa3 rating on lease-backed debt, assigning the county a positive outlook. The ratings announcement from Moody’s notes Brunswick County’s “historically solid financial position” and “below average debt burden that will remain manageable despite significant borrowing plans,”…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted a fiscally responsible budget at its meeting on Monday, June 5, 2017, according to board chairman Frank Williams. “This is a fiscally conservative budget that focuses resources on two key priorities, education and public safety, while maintaining one of the lowest tax rates in…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Brunswick County’s Aa2 general obligation bond rating, noting the county has a “very high quality credit position.” Moody’s ratings announcement also notes the County’s “robust” financial position and “small pension burden with an exceptionally low debt liability.” “The county has a very strong economy and tax base…

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With a final vote early this morning, the N.C. General Assembly approved a state budget for the 2015-17 biennium that achieves several NCACC goals and has little negative effect on county government. Governor Pat McCrory has signed the legislation. The budget contains a tax plan to help struggling areas of the state by expanding the…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — Two items of pending North Carolina legislation have the potential to cause negative financial impacts to Brunswick County and its municipalities.   One bill, introduced in the House, would exempt builders from paying property taxes on some inventory for several years, with no later repayment. The other, a proposal to distribute sales…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — The sale of the former hospital building off U.S. 17 in Brunswick County is now complete, after the sale officially closed Tuesday, June 30, 2015 and the transfer of funds was completed the morning of Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Centre Development Company II, LLC, purchased the property for $750,000. County staff is…

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