Dear friends and partners, I am pleased to announce that earlier today, in partnership with the Golden LEAF Foundation, Thread Capital, and other nonprofit lenders throughout the state, the NC Rural Center launched a new emergency small business lending program in response to the ongoing economic impact of COVID-19 on North Carolina’s entrepreneurs and small-business owners. The NC COVID-19…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams has issued a state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020. A copy of the declaration is at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executed-SOE-3-24-2020.pdf The declaration covers unincorporated Brunswick County. Brunswick County Government offices remain open for normal business hours…

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KEY POINTS As of March 24, there are 10 positive cases and 184 pending test sample results in Brunswick County Brunswick County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frank Williams has issued a state of emergency due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Read more: https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/brunswick-county-declares-a-state-of-emergency-due-to-covid-19/ Governor Roy Cooper announced…

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Key Points As of March 23, there are eight positive cases in Brunswick County; the County identified its eighth case Monday Governor Roy Cooper announced an executive order today requiring entertainment facilities and personal care and grooming practices to close at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, prohibiting mass gatherings of 50+ people, adding more visitation restrictions…

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MEDIA RELEASE BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County is urging individuals to call or email all county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices and will require appointments for in-person visits beginning March 23, 2020. Brunswick County offers a number of its services online already that individuals can access from the County’s website at https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/ See…

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KEY POINTS As of March 21, there are six presumptive positive cases in Brunswick County; the County identified its fifth and sixth cases Saturday; both new cases are separate, travel-related, were not symptomatic on return and are currently self-isolating at home The County announced today that some departments will require visitors to schedule an appointment…

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Key Points As of March 19, there are two presumptive positive cases in Brunswick County; Brunswick County received information concerning the second case the evening of Thursday, March 19 Governor Roy Cooper and the NC DHHS announced today that there is now evidence of community spread of the novel coronavirus in the state The County reminds all…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County received information the evening of Thursday, March 19 identifying its second presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Brunswick County considers and responds to presumptive positive cases as if they are positive, even while awaiting official confirmation of results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The individual…

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MEDIA RELEASE BOLIVIA, N.C. – Brunswick County will close its five libraries to the public at end of business today, March 19 until further notice to better protect the public and our team members from the emerging health concerns due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Library staff are still available to answer questions via phone…

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