Brunswick County leaders approve new dog tethering rules, discuss offshore drilling


BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) – Brunswick County was the center of attention as the energy world looked on to see what they would decide about offshore drilling in the Cape Fear

The debate of where the county stand on offshore drilling began when commissioner’s rescinded their 2015 resolution supporting it.

Since then, activist groups have lobbied the county to pose an opposing resolution. Commissioners were expected to vote on the resolution tonight as protesters gathered again in front of the meeting chambers.

Brunswick County Commissioners meet on March 20, 2018. (Photo: Andrew James)

Commissioner Marty Cook asked the measure be tabled. Vice Chair Randy Thompson was against doing that. In the end, a 4-1 vote moved it from the agenda.

Brunswick County leaders did pass a new tethering rule. They will allow it with some restrictions across the county.

County commissioners unanimously approved the new rules that will allow dogs over 6 months of age to be tethered outside.

The restraints must allow a dog to move 10 feet from the anchor point and it cannot be a choke-type collar. These rules will not affect dogs used for hunters or sporting purposes.

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