Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 3, 2020)


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Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

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April 3 Update

  • Brunswick County Public Health is reporting the first novel coronavirus (COVID-19) associated death in Brunswick County today. Full details >>
  • As of April 3, there are 24 positive cases of COVID-119, 182 pending test results and 523 confirmed negative test results, totaling 729 tests administered so far. There is one death associated to COVID-19 in the county.


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


The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:


Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

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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