Key Points As of Sept. 17, there are 1,520 positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents (1,383 considered recovered, 106 isolating at 80 different households, 5 hospitalized, 26 deaths) and 17 cases among non-residents (12 considered recovered, 3 transferred monitoring to home county, 2 deaths) We still have a few months left in hurricane season—make…

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KEY POINTS As of Friday, Aug. 21, there are now 1,354 positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents (1,187 considered recovered, 138 isolating at 103 different homes, 7 hospitalized, 22 deaths) and 17 cases involving non-residents (1 isolating in the county, 11 considered recovered, 3 transferred monitoring to home county, 2 deaths). While a majority…

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Every year, Brunswick County and the towns, cities, and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County, implement an annual flushing program. Public Utilities employees flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time. The flushing cleans out sediment and allows routine maintenance of…

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The City of Northwest rescinded its Declaration of a State of Emergency at 9 a.m. on August 6. The State of Emergency was declared as Tropical Storm, and later, Hurricane Isaias approached the coast. Isaias made landfall on August 4 as a Category 1 Hurricane at Ocean Isle Beach causing wind damage and flooding, leaving…

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The City of Northwest has issued a State of Emergency in response to approaching Hurricane/Tropical storm Isaias. As of the 9:30 a.m. advisory the current track will bring greatest impacts Monday night into early Tuesday morning. Large limbs and some downed trees with scattered power outages are possible. Driving conditions can become hazardous with some…

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Social distancing will reduce the capacity at shelters this year due to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Shelter space will be limited and should be only considered as a last resort. Brunswick County recommends that individuals find alternative, safer locations to shelter such as with family, friends, or a more inland location away from…

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY WILL HAVE NEW PRIMARY SHELTER LOCATIONS AND OPERATIONS IN RESPONSE TO UPDATED HURRICANE PLANS AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC  While it is still too early to anticipate Hurricane Isaias’ potential impact on our region, here are some things you can do now to prepare for a hurricane this year. Over the past several months,…

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The City of Northwest adopted its Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget on June 21, 2020. The adopted ordinance made appropriations to the General Fund and Powell Bill Fund, established a Parks and Recreation Capital Reserve fund, a vehicle Capital Reserve Fund and a parking lot Pavement Capital Reserve fund. The budget was effective as of July…

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