by Frank Williams COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has dominated news coverage and virtually all other conversation over the past two weeks. The state and federal governments have issued guidance and, in some cases, sweeping executive orders to protect against the spread of this virus. How to Approach COVID-19 Some are completely disregarding…

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Sept. 1, 2019 — Less than a year after Hurricane Florence inflicted its devastating wrath on Brunswick County, another major hurricane is staring us down: Dorian. As of this writing, Dorian is an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane — tied for the second-strongest wind speed in Atlantic basin history — and is barreling through the…

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Mar. 14, 2019 — Even though the ACC Tournament is underway, this headline has nothing to do with basketball (a fact that might surprise those who know that I bleed N.C. State red-and-white).  A little over a week ago, I few into Wilmington International Airport for the first time since Hurricane Florence. Our flight landed…

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Sept. 19, 2018 — Brunswick County has enacted its debris contract and residents in unincorporated areas of Brunswick County should sort debris and leave it by the road for pick up. Brunswick County’s Commissioners also authorized the collection of debris on state-maintained roads and private roads which are open to the public. Unincorporated areas are…

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Numerous organizations and individuals have inquired about how they can help Brunswick County residents impacted by Hurricane Florence. It is important that volunteer efforts be organized and coordinated to ensure that they help those in need, and it is important that donations be made to legitimate organizations. Brunswick Family Assistance will be the primary point…

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There has been a lot of devastation in the Brunswick County this past week and our roadways are still an issue for a lot of areas. We understand that some residents are working to get their homes back to normal and we are asking that they hold any debris for now. The county is currently…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — Sept. 17, 2018 — The mandatory evacuation for unincorporated areas of Brunswick County has been lifted, though many roads – including main highways into Brunswick County – remain closed. Road conditions are being updated at www.brunswickcountync.gov/road-closures. Citizens should be aware that many roads remain flooded or blocked by trees or power lines;…

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BOLIVIA, NC — Sept. 17, 2018 — A burning ban has been issued for all unincorporated areas of Brunswick County in the wake of Hurricane Florence. All burning within 100 feet of a structure is banned. At this time, Brunswick County has limited fire-fighting resources and water, as many roads remain closed and responders remain…

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BOLIVIA, NC — Sept. 17, 2018 — Citizens should be aware that following large storms and weather events, scammers sometimes target residents in the affected areas. Following a storm, citizens should be cautious about door-to-door offers of repair services and fliers or business cards that are left in the front door. Citizens should never pay…

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