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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information


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County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033


Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)


NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821


North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211


View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)


See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >>

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589


Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

Commissioner J. Martin (Marty) Cooke

Commissioner Cooke

Commissioner J. Martin (Marty) Cooke

Too often public officials are seen as little more than politicians who will do or say anything just to stay in office. This shouldn’t be what public service is all about.

Those who seek public office must first and foremost recognize they are indeed public servants, seeking to do the will of the people, doing their homework and getting the job done in an effective and responsible manner, with integrity and excellence. In short, those who seek public office must walk the walk, not just talk the talk, working hard to for the folks back home bringing their views to the table and establishing lines of communication providing timely answers to problems which are before them.

We must seek effective ways to work with others of diverse perspectives, spending more time listening, rather than talking. We must accomplish rather than promise and to do rather than attempt to give the perspective that something is being done.

The days of the select few, the backroom politics and good old boy network are gone, or they should be. We must walk each day with the clear recognition that everyone has a voice, everyone has a valid concern and public officials should be the ones bringing these perspectives to bear.

I want to do this for you, representing your viewpoints and being responsible regarding your concerns.

  • Local Business Owner
    (Cooke Realty, Ocean Isle Beach & Cooke Vacations, Holden Beach)
  • Former University Professor
  • Married 23 Years to Catherine Cooke
  • Four Children, age 8-16 in Local Public Schools
  • Active Member, Beach Assembly of God
  • BA The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
  • MA Communication, Regent University Virginia Beach, VA
  • Doctorate Studies, Virginia Beach, VA
  • Fellow, North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership

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