Link: https://www.ncdhhs.gov/news/press-releases/ncdhhs-releases-new-guidance-thanksgiving-celebrations-black-friday-shopping The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services released new guidance for Thanksgiving celebrations and Black Friday shopping to help North Carolinians gauge the risks, protect their friends and loved ones, and slow the spread of COVID-19. “The best way to protect loved ones during Thanksgiving is to limit travel and gatherings with…

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KEY POINTS As of Oct. 2, there are 1,703 positive cases of COVID-19 among county residents (1,551 considered recovered, 120 isolating at 94 different households, 5 hospitalized, 27 deaths) and there are 17 cases among non-residents (12 considered recovered, 3 transferred monitoring to home county, 2 deaths) Brunswick County has updated its COVID-19 dashboard to include cases…

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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The City of Northwest rescinded its Declaration of a State of Emergency at 9 a.m. on August 6.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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