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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week Two

August 15, 2013

Tuesday was my second week participating in the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy. Before I get into the things we covered Tuesday, I feel compelled to add one thing that I failed to include last week:  the Sheriff’s Office is not a department, it is an Office.  While the Board of County Commissioners on which I…

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Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy — Week One

August 6, 2013

Tonight was the first session of the 14th class of the Brunswick Sheriff’s Citizens Academy, and I am excited to be a member of the class. The Sheriff’s Office website describes the Citizens Academy as follows:  The Citizens Academy was established to build a better understanding between Law Enforcement and those we serve, through a…

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Statement on DAK Americas Announcement

June 19, 2013

LELAND, N.C. – Brunswick County Commissioner Frank Williams made the following statement Wednesday after DAK Americas’ announcement that it would close its plant in northern Brunswick County: “Obviously, I was saddened to learn that DAK Americas has made the decision to close its plant in northern Brunswick County.  I grew up a few miles from…

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Brunswick County Commissioners pass resolution opposing de facto unfunded mandates

June 17, 2013

BOLIVIA — The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the following resolution at its meeting on Monday, June 17, 2013: RESOLUTION OPPOSING DE FACTO UNFUNDED MANDATES WHEREAS, the County of Brunswick is a political subdivision of the State of North Carolina; and WHEREAS, county governments in North Carolina are required to perform a number…

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Brunswick County budget holds the line on taxes, focuses resources on schools, public safety

June 17, 2013

BOLIVIA, N.C. –The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners adopted a FY 2013-14 budget Monday that holds the line on taxes while focusing resources on critical areas such as education and public safety. “This budget holds the line on taxes while directing taxpayer dollars toward education, public safety and other top priorities,” said Commissioner Phil Norris,…

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Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission hears from the business community at public forum, invites additional comments via email

June 5, 2013

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The recently-formed Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission held a public forum on Tuesday, June 4 for members of the business community to offer insight into ways the county can become a better place to do business.  Approximately 50 people attended the forum, which was held at 101 Stone Chimney Place in…

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Statement on OMB’s decision not to move Brunswick County back into the Wilmington MSA

June 5, 2013

My thoughts on the Office of Management and Budget’s decision to leave Brunswick County in the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA): “I am extremely disappointed by the Office of Management and Budget’s decision to reject bipartisan appeals to move Brunswick County back into the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).  This is what happens when…

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Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission invites business community to share concerns at public forum on June 4

May 9, 2013

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The recently-formed Brunswick County Small Business Advisory Commission is hosting a public forum for members of the business community to offer insight into ways the county can become a better place to do business.  The forum is set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 101 Stone Chimney Place in…

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Brunswick County Board of Commissioners votes to form new Small Business Advisory Commission

January 22, 2013

BOLIVIA, N.C. – The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to form a new Small Business Advisory Commission at its meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, and we created this commission to ensure that Brunswick County’s small business community has a strong voice,” said Commissioner Frank…

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N.C. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin to administer Oath of Office

December 3, 2012

Commissioner-elect Pat Sykes, re-elected Commissioner Scott Phillips and I will take the Oath of Office at the beginning of tonight’s Brunswick County Board of Commissioners meeting.  I am pleased to announce that N.C. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin will administer my oath.  Register of Deeds Brenda Clemmons and Coroner Greg White will also take…

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