Personal Note on County Manager Transition

November 3, 2019

The Oct. 21, 2019 board of commissioners meeting was a bittersweet one. That night was Ann Hardy’s final meeting as our county manager. Our board passed a resolution in her honor, and Representatives Deb Butler and Frank Iler presented her with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. I rarely get emotional during meetings, but…

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Intermittent lane closures due to Brunswick County culvert damaged by Florence being replaced

October 18, 2019

BOILING SPRING LAKES – A Brunswick County culvert damaged by Hurricane Florence will be replaced this month. Beginning Oct. 16, N.C. Department of Transportation crews will have intermittent lane closures on River Road (N.C. 133) in both directions as crews prepare to replace the failed culvert. Then, at 8 a.m. on Oct. 21, a section…

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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge to close overnight for annual inspections beginning Sept. 29

September 26, 2019

As part of the N.C. Department of Transportation’s annual bridge inspection, a Wilmington bridge will close for up to four nights in a row beginning Sunday. On Sept. 29, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will close at 9 p.m. and reopen the following day at 5 a.m. The bridge will close again Monday night and…

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Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams installed as 1st Vice President of N.C. Association of County Commissioners

September 13, 2019

[September 13, 2019] — Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was installed as 1st Vice President of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) during the association’s annual conference, held Aug. 22-24, 2019 in Guilford County. The other newly installed officers are President Kevin Austin of Yadkin County, President-elect Ronnie Smith of Martin County and Second…

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Thoughts on Preparing for Hurricane Dorian

September 1, 2019

Sept. 1, 2019 — Less than a year after Hurricane Florence inflicted its devastating wrath on Brunswick County, another major hurricane is staring us down: Dorian. As of this writing, Dorian is an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane — tied for the second-strongest wind speed in Atlantic basin history — and is barreling through the…

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Hundreds Gather for NCACC’s 112th Annual Conference, Kevin Austin, Yadkin County Commissioner Sworn in as President

August 28, 2019

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. [August 28, 2019] – More than 350 county commissioners, county officials and staff, state leaders and others gathered in Guilford County August 22-24, 2019 for the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners’ (NCACC) 112th Annual Conference. Yadkin County Commissioner Kevin Austin ascended to the role of NCACC during the business Session of…

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VIDEO: Commissioner Frank Williams delivers keynote address at N.C. 4th of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony

July 3, 2019

JULY 3, 2019 — Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams was the keynote speaker at the N.C. 4th of July Festival Naturalization Ceremony on July 3, 2019 in Southport. During the ceremony approximately 74 people from 35 nations became United States citizens.

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NCDOT: Overwhelming Public Participation Pushes Back Cape Fear Crossing Preferred Alternative Deadline

May 30, 2019

NCDOT Press Release [May 30, 2019] — The public hearings concerning the Cape Fear Crossing were such a success that the N.C. Department of Transportation is pushing back the deadline for choosing a preferred alternative route until late this year. In late April NCDOT held two public hearings and meetings in Brunswick and New Hanover…

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Response to Comments by Leland Town Council on EMS Transfer

May 24, 2019

[May 24, 2019] — In recent media accounts coverage of the tentative, pending transfer of EMS services in the Leland area from the Town of Leland / Leland Fire & Rescue to Brunswick County EMS, members of the Leland Town Council have said “I can’t believe they would do this,” “I’m not happy about this,…

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Commissioner Frank Williams’ Comments on the Cape Fear Crossing

May 17, 2019

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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