Category: Public Safety

Information on Flooding of Homes or Roads

Flooding on Streets Roads in North Carolina are either owned and maintained by the State, owned and maintained by a municipality, or privately-owned and maintained.  Counties do not maintain roads in North Carolina. If you have concerns about the conditions

More Rain Predicted; Some Roads Remain Closed; Shelter Open at West Brunswick High School; Voluntary Evacuation Issued

More Rain Predicted (10/3/15 — 8:15 p.m.) Brunswick County is forecast to receive more rain over the next few days, creating the potentiual for more flooding and hazardous conditions.  Click here for the latest briefing from the National Weather Service

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Governor McCrory Encourages Residents to Be Ready for Possible Flooding

RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory has ordered state agencies to prepare for possible flooding ahead of a variety of weather systems, including Hurricane Joaquin, and is urging all North Carolinians to do the same. “We’ve had a fair amount

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Recap: Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy Class 14

Class 14 of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy convened for the first time on  Tuesday, August 6.  Our class was comprised of a diverse group of people, most of whom I had never met prior to our first session.  By

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Nine

I am writing this post nearly a week after last Tuesday’s session, which focused on the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Team.  According to an August 9, 2012 Brunswick Beacon article, the Special Operations Team includes the K-9 enforcement

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Eight

Week eight of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy focused on the proper use of firearms. Based on my notes from tonight’s session, law enforcement officers are typically required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of firearms training, and they

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Seven

First, it is hard to believe we are already in week seven of the citizens academy.  Time flies!! This week’s session met at Brunswick County Academy.  We started in the gym, where we were given an overview of what tasers

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Six

Week six of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy focused on the Vice Narcotics Unit.  As stated on the Sheriff’s Office website, the primary mission of the Vice Narcotics Unit is to investigate and detect narcotic violations, illegal alcohol sales, gambling,

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Five

I spent most of last week on a much-needed vacation, hence why I am just getting around to posting this update.  The only day I came back to Brunswick County was Tuesday for a County Commissioners’ workshop and meeting (rescheduled

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Four

During week four of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy, we learned about Animal Protective Services and the Crime Prevention Unit. Animal Protective Services According to the Sheriff’s Office website, the goals of the Animal Protective Services division (in addition to

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