Pender County Schools approves Plan A for K-5 students
NHC Health and Human Services Board votes on amended tobacco use proposal

  Bladen Co. Schools superintendent says activity outside of school generates recent COVID-19 cases

After three school closures and ten positive cases so far this school year, the superintendent asks community members to take extra precautions when out in public.

  Bladenboro Middle to close for in-person learning starting today due to COVID-19 concerns

Bladenboro Middle School will close for in-person learning starting Tuesday, Oct. 20, due to COVID-19, according to Bladen County Schools.
  NC among last states to make death records electronic
  Judge puts Wisconsin capacity limit order back into effect
  New hospital planned for New Hanover County

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NCDHHS submits plan to CDC prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine

The goal is to immunize everyone who is eligible for and wants a COVID-19 vaccine

  Cape Fear Heart Walk goes virtual this weekend

Cape Fear Heart Walk goes virtual this weekend

  Dublin Elementary School to close for at least two weeks due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Dublin Primary School will be closed for a minimum of two weeks “due to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and close contact cases,” Bladen County Schools announced Friday morning.

  Cape Fear exceeds 10,000 cases of COVID-19

New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Columbus and Bladen counties cumulatively hit a grim milestone in the fight against the coronavirus Thursday.

Spike in COVID-19 cases at Pender Correctional Institution causes concern

The COVID-19 safety measures put in place are intended to keep the public, staff and offenders safe

  Emails reveal NC’s early steps to prepare for pandemic

Emails obtained by the NC Watchdog Reporting Network show the early days of North Carolina's pandemic response.

  Clinical trials for possible COVID-19 vaccine and treatment underway in Wilmington

Enrollment is underway for a Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial in Wilmington.

NCDHHS to launch electronic system to streamline death records

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday that the agency will launch a new electronic system to help streamline the process of creating death records.

COVID-19 causes Coastal Christian High School to close temporarily

Coastal Christian High School is closing temporarily due to seven cases of COVID-19 and students will do remote learning until the school reopens on October 19th.

  Department of Veteran Affairs hosts telephone event to assist NC veterans

A live telephone event is being held Wednesday, October 7 at 4 p.m. to assist North Carolina veterans with various benefits and mental health concerns.

N.C. to offer $35 million in grants for licensed childcare facilities

Governor Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced that $35 million in operational grants from federal coronavirus relief funds will be awarded to licensed facilities that offer in-person childcare services.

  Sold: New Hanover County Commission approves agreement with Novant Health for NHRMC

After months of debate, meetings and consideration of documents, the future of NHRMC has been decided.

‘Let us continue to pray’: Franklin Graham offers support after President Trump tests positive for COVID-19

After President Donald Trump tested positive for COVID-19, political and religious leaders offered their well-wishes.

  ‘Anybody can get the virus’: NHRMC’s chief physician says President Trump proves COVID-19 can strike anywhere

Chief physician at NHRMC says President Trump proves COVID-19 can strike anywhere

  Commissioners identify five individuals to serve on hospital community foundation board

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has identified five individuals to serve as the county’s initial appointments to the governing board of the proposed Community Endowment.

The American Red Cross reminds people to review safety measures during fire prevention week

The American Red Cross urges everyone to test their smoke alarms and practice their escape plan during National Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 4 – 10.

N.C., S.C. leaders react after President Trump, First Lady test positive for COVID-19

Politicians, both Democrats and Republicans, took to Twitter to react to the news and to wish the president a speedy recovery.

  Regal theater at Mayfaire to reopen today

The Regal Mayfaire and IMAX will reopen at 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, Regal announced Friday morning.

  Bladen County school board votes to bring students back for in-person instruction

The Bladen County Board of Education on Thursday voted for a plan that would bring students back to the classroom for in-person instruction later this month.

  Inmate at Pender Correctional Institution dies after testing positive for COVID-19

Officials say that the man was in his early 60s and had underlying health conditions.

  NHRMC Board of Trustees votes on the Asset Purchase Agreement for the proposed partnership with Novant Health

The NHRMC Board of Trustees cast its final vote Thursday on the proposed partnership with Novant Health

Coastal Horizons marks 50th anniversary with virtual forums

Coastal Horizons, which provides substance abuse, crisis intervention, justice, and wellness services to persons in need, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary this month.

  Bar owners eager to open but have questions

Jamie Jordan has been waiting months to hear the news that he can start serving drinks at his bar, the Coat of Arms Lounge.

  A safer approach to Halloween is recommended this year

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) published guidelines Friday to help people celebrate Halloween safely.

The Domestic Violence Shelter and Services appoints new executive director

A new executive director has been appointed to the Domestic Violence Shelter and Services (DVSS), the only domestic violence agency serving New Hanover County.

  Cooper: State moving into Phase 3 Friday; bars can reopen with outside seating only

North Carolina is moving into Phase 3 beginning Friday, Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday.

Bradley Creek Elementary School receives grant from Trillium Health

Bradley Creek Elementary School is one of the first five schools to have 50% of its staff register and complete two of the qualifying courses on the Safe Schools Healthy kids NC learning portal.

  NCDHHS updates guidance to allow indoor visits at nursing homes

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Monday released updated guidance for nursing homes that will allow for indoor visitations due to the state’s stabilized COVID-19 metrics.

  UNCW announces plans for spring 2021

To help reduce the spread on COVID-19, UNCW will have an extended winter break in lieu of spring break with classes beginning on Wednesday January 20, 2021.

LGC offers insight into bylaws for proposed $1.25 billion community foundation from sale of NHRMC

The Foundation, as proposed, would, more likely than not, be considered a local government and would therefore be subject to state laws regarding investment of the funds.

  New Hanover County Schools stocks up on PPE for start of plan B

New Hanover County Schools purchasing director Kevin Lee has been very busy.

Plasma from Red Cross blood donors helps people with COVID-19

Plasma taken from whole blood donations from individuals previously diagnosed with COVID-19 can help the most critically ill patients fighting the coronavirus because it contains antibodies.

  COVID or flu? Doctors urge children get the flu vaccine so symptoms aren’t mistaken

A local pediatrician answers common questions regarding children and the flu.

CDC’s Halloween guidance discourages activities like trick-or-treating due to COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is encouraging Americans to avoid higher-risk Halloween activities like trick-or-treating in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  Cooper: State plans to allow larger outdoor event venues to open at 7% capacity starting Oct. 2

Gov. Roy Cooper and members of the Coronavirus Task Force are scheduled to give an update on COVID-19 Tuesday, Sept. 22.

  NHC Board of Education votes for AA/BB model for returning students to class

New Hanover County (NHC) Board of Education voted to approve the transition to Plan B using an AA/BB model instead of a three-week rotation schedule at a special board meeting Monday night.

UPDATE: NHC Schools postpone virtual town halls for Plan B transition

New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will host a series of virtual town hall meetings for families on the district’s transition to Plan B.

  NCDHHS launches new app to alert people of recent exposure to COVID-19

A new exposure notification app called, “SlowCOVIDNC,” has just been launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) to help slow the spread of the virus.

“I am scared”: Covid-weary teacher prepares will instead of lesson plans

Covid-weary teacher prepares will instead of lesson plans