Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (March 29, 2020)


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Note >> Brunswick County requires appointments for in-person visits at county offices at this time; encourages phone/email communication for assistance

Key Points

  • As of March 29, there are 12 positive cases of COVID-19, 309 pending test results, and 219 confirmed negative test results in Brunswick County, totaling 540 administered tests so far.
  • The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Travelers returning after domestic travel from areas with widespread community transmission, cruise ships, riverboats, or by air travel should self-quarantine at home for 14 days after returning.
  • Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 takes effect on Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. and orders people in the state to stay at home for thirty days and reduces the size of gatherings to no more than 10 people. The Order provides for essential businesses to continue to operate while prioritizing social distancing measures.
  • For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the CDC now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Most people who get COVID-19 will have mild illness and recover at home. Download: COVID-19: What to Do If You Feel Sick (PDF)
  • Brunswick County now requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary to support social distancing for our residents and team members.
  • Testing is available in Brunswick County; if you suspect you have coronavirus symptoms, contact your primary medical provider first to determine if your symptoms warrant a test and if they provide tests; contact Public Health if you need assistance locating a provider to test.


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

Covid 19 – Community Awareness

Emergency Management

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COVID-19 Community Awareness

This page is dedicated to community awareness while Brunswick County works through  the impacts of Covid-19.  Here you will find offers of assistance, updates from utility providers, food bank notices, etc. If you are aware of any other offers or notices, please email Leslie Stanley at .  If you have questions about any of the listings included, please contact the company/organization directly. This page will be updated as quickly as possible; please understand that all programs/info contained herein are subject to change or cease without notice and such are not controlled by Brunswick County Emergency Services.


COVID-19 Information Lines

Brunswick County Public Health

Call Center Line: 910-253-2339 Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Email questions/concerns:


NC Public Health Call Line (open 24/7)



North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

Dial 2-1-1 for COVID-19 questions

for the 2-1-1 website Click Here

Also available at 1-888-892-1162, TTY # 800-735-0533

To get text alerts, text COVIDNC to 898211


Access to Child Care For Essential Personnel

If you are a parent who provides necessary services to, or cares for, members of our communities and your child care has fallen through or is unavailable because of COVID-19 closures call 1-888-600-1685 . Currently, representatives are available to assist weekdays between 8am and 5pm (service in response to Section 2 of Executive Order No. 119 issued by Governor Roy Cooper on March 20, 2020).

Si usted es un padre (o madre) que cuida a los miembros en nuestra comunidad y el cuidado de ninos se ha visto afectado o no esta disponible debido a los cierres causados por el COVID-19, llame al 1-888-600-1685. Por ahora, los representatntes estan disponibles para ayudarle de Lunes a Viernes entre 8am – 5pm.


Find Assistance for People with Disabilities

North Carolina council on Developmental Disabilities NCCDD

Brunswick County residents with access needs, functional needs or disabilities can sign-up for the Access & Functional Needs Registry online by clicking here. To sign-up by phone, or if you are already in the Access & Functional Registry (also known as the Special Needs Registry) and need assistance, please contact Kelley Currie, Access & Functional Needs Coordinator, at 910-253-2850 or

Notices in American Sign Language:


Community Assistance and Business Resources

Additional Community Assistance information is contained on this page. If you have information to add to the list of resources found here, please contact the Non-Profit & Volunteer Coordinator, Leslie Stanley; email: or phone: 910-253-2589

Resources for business – Click Here


Brunswick County Schools Child Nutrition

Brunswick County Schools will be providing pick-up meals (breakfast and lunch) to all children, ages 1-18 years, Monday – Friday, 11am – 1pm, during the school closure at Brunswick County High Schools; click here for further details. If you do not have transportation to your local high school to pick-up a meal, please call your child’s school between 9am and 2pm (weekdays).

Daily Pick-up Sites for All Students

Breakfast and lunch pick-up meals are now available Monday – Friday for all students from 11am to 1pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service. Parents who cannot travel to a food distribution site at one of our high schools should contact their child’s school between 9am and 2pm so that we can gather information on the needs.

  • NBHS: 114 Scorpion Drive, Leland, NC 28451
  • WBHS: 550 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC 28470
  • SBHS:  280 Cougar Drive, BSL Southport, NC 28461

Desayuno y almuerzo están ahora disponibles para recoger de Lunes a Viernes para todos los estudiantes de 11 am a 1 pm en las tres instalaciones de escuela superior. No habrá cargo por este servicio. Los padres que no puedan viajar hasta los centros de distribución deben comunicarse con la escuela de su niño entre 9 am y 2 pm para recopilar información para lo que puedan necesitar.

Matthew’s Ministry – Backpack Program

Distribution sites for the week of 3/23 -3/27

Wednesday 3/25

9 AM- 11 AM – Beach Road Baptist Church – 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC 28461

12 PM – 2 PM – New Creations Worship Center – 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC

4PM – 6 PM – PC3 Leland – 1018 E. Grandiflora Dr. Suite E, Leland, NC 28451

4PM – 6 PM – Camp United Methodist Church – 4807 Main St., Shallotte, NC 28470

Thursday 3/26
1 PM – 3 PM – Seaside United Methodist Church – 1300 Seaside Rd., Sunset Beach, NC 28468;

Friday 3/27
10 AM – 12 PM – Town Creek Baptist Church – 832 Green Hill Rd., Leland, NC 28451

3 PM – 5 PM – The Leland Church (TLC) – 1107 Newpointe Blvd. Suite 24, Leland, NC 28451

3 PM- 5PM – Generations Church – 4019 Executive Park Blvd., Southport, NC 28461;

Food Is also available to be picked up from 9 AM- 2PM on Monday – Friday at Jessie Mae Elementary School.
Their address is:
250 Pea Landing Rd NW Ash, NC

If you need to enroll your child, visit one of the sites listed or see their Facebook page for more info:

Attention Retired Health Care Providers

As we face unprecedented times in response to COVID-19, it is best practice to plan and prepare for various scenarios.  One area of planning is working towards supporting our local medical providers with additional personnel, if the need arises.  To assist, I am organizing a database of those who are interested in volunteering in a health care setting.


Potential needs include:

  • Clinical (physicians, advanced care providers, nurses, EMS)
  • Clinical Support (pharmacy, imaging, and respiratory care)


If you are interested in being included in the Brunswick County Health Care Volunteer database, in one of the above capacities, please provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Medical Profession
  • Licensure
  • State Issued
  • Issue Date
  • Expiration Date
  • Contact information


If you have Administrative/Admin. Assistant experience in a health care facility, and are interested in volunteering, please provide the following:

  • Full Name
  • Brief description of experience
  • Contact information


Again, at this time, I am just gathering information of those who are interested in volunteering; by providing your information, you are simply saying you would like to learn more about potential opportunities.


Information and questions can be sent to Leslie Stanley at


Request for Donations

Matthews Ministry

Here is the first way you can help . There is going to be a tremendous need for food . We provide weekend backpack food to 550 food insecure children each week but without free breakfast and lunch these children will need more food . I will have at least 10 distribution sites open next week ( times and locations to follow on Tuesday) but we are going to need a lot of food ready to go to get there.
If you want to help now you can set up your own packing station at your house .

Fill a plastic grocery bag with food items that are ready to go . We use special bags that are heavy but if you double bag then you should be fine .

Each week we send a bag that contains:

A Chef-Boy-R-Dee item
A can of soup
A can of veggies
A granola bar
An oatmeal pack
A pack of crackers
A can of chicken
Macaroni and Cheese
Canned pasta sauce
Ramen noodles

Then, we add at least two bonus items( peanut butter and jelly , rice , applesauce, cereal etc) . No glass items . Bags don’t have to look identical to this . This is what will be sending home . Feel free to create bags that you feel would benefit the kids . We spend $10,000-$12,000 a month on weekend food and I know the food in our building is going to go fast . Our food order is not scheduled to arrive until the beginning of April so I am going to need bags ready to go ASAP .

If your church , neighborhood, civic group , family wants to help now you can collect these items and have bags ready to go when I need them this week . If you need my plastic bags I can also make those available to you . When you have a set number of bags packed then email us at and I will tell you where they need to go . I will have other opportunities posted on Tuesday but this is what we are going to need to start now to prepare . If you choose to donate food directly to our building you can still leave it in the food drop off ( 8500 Oak Island Drive ) and monetary donations can be sent to PO Box 10761 Southport NC 28461. Credit card donations can be made on our PayPal account on and if you want to order food for us ( and not leave your home ) let us know the grocery store ordered from and we will have volunteers retrieve it .


Food Stamp Program

At this time, there are not any changes in the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS ) or Food Stamp program.  Food and Nutrition Services is a federal food assistance program that provides low-income families the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.  Benefits are issued via Electronic Benefit Transfer cards (EBT cards).

Individuals and families who are experiencing financial difficulty, are encouraged to apply for benefits.  Due to the novel COVID-19 virus, we are trying to limit the number of people visiting the office.   Therefore, Brunswick County DSS is encouraging individuals who wish to apply for FNS benefits, apply online at or call our office to request an application.  For more information regarding the FNS program and information needed to apply, please visit the Social Service page on the Brunswick County Website (  )

Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA)
  1. Food Assistance: visits to the food pantry will by appointment only; clients are urged to call ahead of time to ensure timely response and visits to the pantry. During such a crucial time of need, no client services will be disrupted and BFA will continue to provide services to the community they serve. If you are not an existing client, please call and BFA will complete the intake process over the phone. For an appointment, please call 910-754-4766. BFA Food Pantry Locations:
    • Leland – 324-1 Village Road
    • Shallotte – 4600-10 Main Street
  2. Financial Assistance for the following:
    • ***FINAL NOTICE utilities (electric & water); power stats must have less than $10
    • Rent (must be past due)
    • Medical Rx (must be a life-sustaining medication) *mainly for seniors (60+)

**For assistance with mortgage payments and car insurance: you will need to contact your lender/insurance provider to discuss your hardship; BFA does not provide financial assistance for mortgage or insurance.



Food Pantries & Meals

Individuals in need of food assistance are highly encouraged to call before visiting any food pantry as many modifications are occurring.

State – Access Food for Children

Governor Cooper announces a texting tool to access food for children. Free or reduced price eligible families can text FOODNC to 877-877 to find nearby meal sites.


The Salvation Army of Cape Fear

Wilmington – 820 N. Second Street

The Salvation Army continues evening “Soup Line” community meals beginning at 6pm from their shelter at 820 N. Second Street in Wilmington.

The Salvation Army food pantry at 820 N. Second Street is distributing food Monday – Friday 9am to 2pm.

The Salvation Army Social Services office continues to operate with most services provided via phone.



Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA)

By appointment only during COVID-19

Shallotte – call 910-754-4766 (4600-10 Main Street)

Leland – call 910-408-1700 (324-I Village Road)

For more info, visit


Love of Christ Ministries

Bolivia – 4308 Bus 17 N.E

1st & 3rd Thursday from 12pm – 2pm

2nd & 4th Thursday from 5pm – 7pm



CrossFit OIB

Ocean Isle Beach – 570 Meadow Summit Dr.

Saturday, March 28th 11am – 2pm

Food bags available for pickup for families; please stay in your car upon arrival and someone will assist you. Bags of food will be distributed based on family size.


Towncreek Vision

Leland – 215 Sunnbrook Way

Thursdays 10am – 12pm



Inspirational House of Praise

Leland – 1005 Village Rd.

Wednesdays 8:30am – 9:30am



Salvation & Deliverance *TEFAP

Leland – 4402 Northwest Rd.

2nd & 4th Saturdays 9am – 11am

3rd Thursdays 9am -11am



Conerstone Baptist Church *TEFAP

Leland – 1638 Lanvale Rd.

4th Thursdays 12pm – 4pm

Saturday following the 2nd Thursday 10am – 2pm



Countywide CDC

Navassa – 1183 Old Mill Rd.

Tuesdays 10am – 12pm



South Brunswick Inter-Church

Shallotte – 4807 Main St.

Saturdays 10am – 12pm



St. Bendans Church

Shallotte – 5101 Ocean Hwy W.

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10am – 12pm



Trinity Missionary Baptist Church

Shallotte – 883 Holden Beach Rd.

1st & 3rd Mondays (perishables) 8am – until supplies are depleted

2nd & 4th Tuesdays 10am – 11am



Sonrise Independent Baptist

Southport – 8375 River Rd.

2nd & 4th Mondays 2pm – 4pm



Shoreline Baptist Church

Southport – 4198 Vanessa Dr.

Mondays 3pm – 5pm (closed Federal holidays)



Brunswick Islands Baptist

Supply – 1672 Mt. Pisgah Rd.

1st & 3rd Tuesdays 8am – 11am



Victory Independent Baptist Church

Supply – 516 Varnamtown Rd. SW

Tuesdays 12pm -1pm



St Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church

Winnabow – 6401 Ocean Hwy E.

1st & 3rd Saturdays 11am – 1pm



Trinity Tabernacle Full Gospel Church

Winnabow – 1029 George II Hwy

1st & 3rd Fridays 10am – 12pm (appointments on other days)



Brunswick Senior Resources Inc. (BSRI)

The Brunswick Senior Centers and Sites are all closed to the public until further notice. BSRI is working hard to provide meals to their participants during this closing. Staff will prepare meals for pick-up via drive-thru, and those currently receiving home-delivered meals will have no interruptions to their service. For more information, please call 910-754-2300 or visit the BSRI website at



The Lord’s Food Pantry – Camp United Methodist Church

Shallotte – 4807 Main St.

Saturdays from 10:am-Noon

Drive-thru Service

All Brunswick County residents are welcome



Soup Kitchen – Camp United Methodist Church

Shallotte – 4807 Main St.

4:30pm-6:30pm Friday, March 20th

Drive-thru Service



Southport Oak Island Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry

Boiling Spring Lakes – 249 West Boiling Spring Road

Tuesdays 9am – 11:30am

Thursdays 6pm – 7:15pm

Saturdays 9am – 11:30am

**Open to residents from Southport, BSL, Oak Island, Sunset Harbor and Winnabow. Must provide photo id to prove residency and fill out an application.


Highest Praise Church & The Purple Onion – Boxed Hot Meals (Wednesday Evenings)

Highest Praise Church and The Purple Onion will be distributing 300 BOXED HOT MEALS Wednesday evenings from 4pm to 6pm on Wednesdays for the next three weeks (March 25, April 1, & April 8) at Highest Praise Church. Distribution will operate as a drive through in the parking lot and sanitation measures will be taken.

Shallotte – 19 Red Bug Rd. SW (at the corner of HWY 17 northbound and Red Bug Rd.)



Diaper Banks

Brunswick Baptist Association

Bolivia – 1041 Old Ocean Hwy

Wednesdays 9am – 12pm (noon)




***By order of Governor Cooper beginning at 5pm on March 17, 2020, restaurants may only allow to-go/drive thru business. No sit-down dining allowed (this includes outdoor dining).

Mr. Bagel Meister

Free egg and cheese sandwich for all children in the car.

Leland – 1105 New Pointe Blvd. (910) 383-8383

7:30am – 2pm, while schools are closed


New Day Cafe

Kids eat free

Beleville – 497  Olde Waterford Way, Unit 100   (910) 769-9036

7am – 4pm March 16th – 20th


Big Nell’s Pit Stop

Free breakfast for school-age children

Ocean Isle Beach – 6828 Beach Drive SW   (910) 579-6461

6am – 10:30am March 17th – 20th (may be extended, call for details)



Mental Health Help Lines


24hr availability

English and Spanish


Trillium Website Link

Disaster Distress Helpline

24hr availability

English and Spanish


Text: TalkWithUs to 66746


The NC Baptist Aging Ministry




The DDH is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration & administered by Vibrant Emotional Health. SAMHSA tip sheets available for download include Coping During Infectious Disease Outbreaks and “Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During Infectious Disease Outbreaks”


NC Department of Health & Human Services

COVID-19: Managing Your Overall Health


Utility Companies

The following local utility companies have reported the suspension of disconnection for non-payment. Contact your utility company for details of when suspension ends or any additional requirements/details.

  • Duke Energy
  • Brunswick Electric
  • ATMC
  • Town of Shallotte (water & sewer)

Charter to offer free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and more; click here for details

To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395; installation will be waived for new student households.


Request for Volunteers

American Red Cross of Eastern North Carolina

ARC of Eastern NC has an on-going need for volunteers, with opportunities that can be completed virtually; click here to learn more.

NC Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Needs You – please Volunteer as a Health Care Worker

click here for details

TERMS How To Register to Help


COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 and Food Safety FAQ

NC State: food safety flyer

NC State Extension: food safety (website)


Grocery & Pharmacy

***Please note that the inclusion of information in the section is not an endorsement by Brunswick County for any of the retailers listed. Rather, this section (and the entire page as noted at the top of this page) is simply information that we have been informed of and is included here for resident awareness/ease of accessing information in one location during the ever-evolving situation due to COVID-19.  Please contact Leslie Stanley by email at to add, remove, or adjust information found on this page.


According to their corporate posting (click here), Walmart stores will adjust operating hours to  7am to 8:30pm  daily (stores that normally open later than 7am will continue their regular starting hours). This will help their staff restock and clean/sanitize the store.

Additionally, on Tuesdays (from March 24th – April 28th) Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event for customers age 60 and older; this will start 1-hour before the store opens (i.e. 6am to 7am on Tuesdays); contact your local store to ensure their participation.

For specific information related to your local Walmart, we suggest calling the store (pharmacy, deli, bakery, eye center, salon, vehicle maintenance and other services within a supercenter may differ from store hours). Phone numbers for Walmart supercenters in Brunswick County are as follows:

Southport Walmart Supercenter  910-454-9909

Shallotte Walmart Supercenter    910-754-2880

Leland Walmart Supercenter        910-383-1769

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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.



(910) 253-5383
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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