May 17, 2019 — In recent weeks I have received numerous comments from citizens expressing their opinions on the various alternatives for the future Cape Fear Crossing bridge. I have read and attempted to respond to every email on this subject (I apologize if I missed anyone). I also attended one of the public hearings…

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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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[April 22, 2019] — The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two open houses and public hearings next week concerning a major project in eastern North Carolina. The Cape Fear Crossing is an approximately 9.5-mile proposed road and high-level bridge over the Cape Fear River that would help improve traffic flow and enhance freight movements…

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March Madness is almost here, and it’s time to sign up for Frank’s Bracket Challenge 2019. As always, the only prize is bragging rights. Sign up now, and once the field is set be sure to complete your brackets before the start of NCAA Tournament Play next week. Good luck! Click here to sign up…

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Mar. 14, 2019 — Even though the ACC Tournament is underway, this headline has nothing to do with basketball (a fact that might surprise those who know that I bleed N.C. State red-and-white).  A little over a week ago, I few into Wilmington International Airport for the first time since Hurricane Florence. Our flight landed…

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(Marc. 4, 2019) — The Cape Fear Rural Transportation Planning Organization (RPO) Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) elected officers for 2019 at its February 22 meeting.  Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was unanimously re-elected Chair and Whiteville Mayor Terry Mann was unanimously re-elected Vice Chair. Williams and Mann were first elected chair and vice chair in…

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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.

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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…

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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: Water Plant Expansion & Advanced Low Pressure…

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