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Has the delta variant made its way to the Cape Fear? Officials say it’s likely

Health officials in New Hanover County are keeping an eye on the COVID-19 cases as numbers are creeping up yet again.

NCDHHS: ‘greater urgency’ to get people vaccinated as cases, hospitalizations and deaths inch up across the state

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is urging all unvaccinated North Carolinians to get their shot as metrics in the state increase day-by-day. 

NCDHHS says 50% of NC adults vaccinated against COVID-19

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says more than 50% of adults 18 and older in the state have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

State distributing fans to those in need from May through October

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31.

NHCS posts survey asking middle/high school parents to comment on possible Plan A move

The survey suggests that a possible date for moving middle and high schools to Plan A might be Monday, Apr. 12.

Vaccination efforts show progress as COVID-19 metrics continue to drop in New Hanover County

New Hanover County continues to see a drop in COVID-19 metrics as vaccine distribution increases.

Dr. Cohen, Rev. Barber get COVID-19 vaccines

The secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen, and the Rev. William Barber got their COVID-19 vaccines Friday at the PNC Arena mass vaccination clinic in Raleigh.

Brunswick County: COVID-19 vaccine supplies remain ‘exceptionally low’

Brunswick County Health Services, Novant Health and Dosher Memorial Hospital will align their vaccination efforts with the state’s plan.

State expands access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 schools

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will be expanding access to COVID-19 rapid testing in K-12 public schools.

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Lane closures scheduled to preserve Brunswick county bridge

N.C. Department of Transportation plans to work to preserve a Brunswick County bridge is scheduled to begin this weekend and last for several months.

Good Shepherd Center prepares to reopen with full meal service and day shelter

Wilmington's Good Shepherd Center prepares to open its Soup Kitchen doors for full-time weekday breakfast and lunch distribution, and the day shelter will also offer services to homeless people in the Cape Fear.

UNCW issued latest Covid-19 requirements

UNCW will temporarily require face coverings in indoor settings. 

Volunteers needed for clean up at Riverfront Park

Cape Fear River Watch and Island Wildlife - Cape Fear Region are partnering together to clean up Riverfront Park at 10 Cowan St. and the surrounding downtown area on Sunday.