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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WASHINGTON, D.C. [April 22, 2019 ] — Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams was one of two North Carolina County Commissioners who attended the White House Opportunity Zone Conference with State, local, tribal, and community leaders on Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019. Williams, who serves as 2nd Vice President of the N.C. Association of…

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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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William S. “Bill” Early, an experienced economic development leader with 29 years of experience in North Carolina, has been tapped as the executive director of Brunswick Business & Industry Development (BBID). Earlier this year, Brunswick County Commissioners voted to contract with BBID to handle the county’s industry recruitment efforts following the announcement by Mike Hargett,…

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Five members have been appointed by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners to the new Economic Development organization’s Board of Directors, marking the next step forward for the county’s new economic development model. Allen Bryant, Dr. John Ward, Dennis Ewald, Clint Berry and Michael Reives were officially appointed to the Board at Monday night’s Board…

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A formal agreement between Brunswick County and Wilmington Business Development will improve the coordination of economic development services across county and municipal lines. Leaders of both entities recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which outlines collaboration and joint initiatives. “Job creation opportunities don’t stop at county boundaries, and neither should economic development efforts whose…

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The Mayor’s Task Force on Rail Realignment will host two upcoming public open houses to discuss and receive input as part of the feasibility study for a potential realignment of a CSX rail line that currently runs through Wilmington to a new path that could include a small portion of Brunswick County. The dates and…

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Brunswick Community College’s Economic & Workforce Development Department and Career Development Center are hosting their annual Coastal Career Fair in March. The event will be held on March 8, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the LaDane Williamson Student Center on the Supply campus of Brunswick Community College. The event offers an opportunity…

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A public meeting on the ongoing feasibility study for the  proposed rail realignment project, which could relocate a CSX rail line that currently runs through Wilmington to a new path that could include a small portion of Brunswick County, is set for next week in Leland. Date:  Monday, January 30, 2017 Time:  5:00 p.m. Location:…

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The number of construction permits issued in Brunswick County in fiscal year 2016 was the highest since fiscal year 2007, and year-to-date numbers for the current year are on track to be even higher. In fiscal year 2015-16, there were 318 commercial construction and 2,077 residential construction permits, for a total of 2,395 construction permits,…

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