Brunswick County Archive

Congressman Rouzer Speaks at BCAR

During the February Congressional recess, the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS held their annual legislative breakfast, which was facilitated by BASE and featured Congressman David Rouzer. Congressman Rouzer gave updates on a number of specific national issues including tax reform and health care reform. Having recently returned from a trip to the border in Texas,

LELAND REQUIRES STRUCTURED PARKING IN RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISIONS

  After continuing the on-street parking item in their October meeting, in January, the Leland Town Council moved forward with REQUIRING structured or on-street parking in future phases or new subdivisions in the town. What does this mean? Even though you house has a garage and a driveway, the developer now has to provide 1

Brunswick County Development Improvement Efforts

Brunswick County is continuing efforts to improve the project approval process while preserving the quality of life that is so important to the vitality of the community. The Board of Commissioners adopted comprehensive revisions to the Unified Development Ordnance in March that provide considerable  flexibility to meet project needs, as well as incentives to encourage

2016 General Election Filing Underway

Candidate filing started December 1 in preparation for the statewide primary on March 15. In addition to the race for President, other contested seats will be for US Congress, NC General Assembly, New Hanover Commissioners (3), Brunswick Commissioners (3), Pender Commissioners (2), Onslow Commissioners (5) and the Connect NC Bond. Brunswick County voters may also

Brunswick and Pender Host Flood Map Meetings

The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP) held a public meeting in August about the newly released flood hazard and flood risk data on the preliminary Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for the areas of Brunswick County. This meeting was hosted by Brunswick County and was regarding the recently updated FIS for portions of Brunswick County flood hazard

Municipal Elections Reminder

We are now gearing up for municipal elections this fall.   Since this is an odd-numbered year, the elections will feature Mayors and Town Council candidates across our region. Some candidates, such as Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, are running unopposed. Other races like Wilmington Council, Carolina Beach Mayor and Kure Beach Mayor promise to be

Two Major Transportation Initiatives-SC 31 Extension/Highway 74 Study

Two major transportation initiatives have seen forward momentum recently—both of which will have major impact in Brunswick County. SC31: The extension of SC31 into North Carolina has been a major discussion topic at the last few regional transportation planning meetings. Both North Carolina and South Carolina are committing to spend funds to complete the environmental

Brunswick County’s New Long-Term Strategic Vision

Brunswick County is beginning the process of formulating a new long-term strategic vision to guide county officials as they chart a course for the future. The planning and visioning process will include extensive public input, both in the form of public meetings and an online survey. Once citizens have provided their input, the committee will

Brunswick County Names New Economic Development Director

After dissolving their Economic Development Commission this past July, the county has named Michael DiTullo its new Economic Development Director. “As a member of the interview panel, I can attest to the fact that we had the opportunity to meet with a number of extremely qualified candidates,” said Commissioner Frank Williams. “Michael DiTullo has extensive

Sunset Beach Sets Community Kickoff Meeting for Land Use Plan Update

The Town of Sunset Beach is updating its Land Use Plan and invites the public to a Community Kickoff Meeting on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 1:00-4:30PM in the Heron Room at the Sea Trail Resort Convention Center; 75A Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. The intent of this meeting is to facilitate a discussion