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Brunswick County checking up on emergency plans

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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With the recent cases of swine flu, Brunswick County is preparing for the worst.

Brunswick County Emergency Services is making home visits to nearly 200 special needs patients to assess their ability to evacuate and find shelter in an emergency.

Their goal is to survey the layout of the patients’ homes, and determine the fastest and safest way to get them out.

Crews are paying special attention to patients who are dependant on equipment like oxygen, and find it harder to maneuver on their own. “Finding out exactly what their medical problems are, finding out exactly what their needs are, during a disaster, I think it puts a face with Brunswick County emergency services,” said EMS Director Brian Watts.

This special needs program is part of a nationwide effort to assess the communities’ responses to an emergency, but Brunswick County is one of the only counties that makes preliminary house calls.

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With the recent cases of swine flu, Brunswick County is preparing for the worst.

Brunswick County Emergency Services is making home visits to nearly 200 special needs patients to assess their ability to evacuate and find shelter in an emergency.

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17-year-old injured in Leland crash in critical condition

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

The 17-year-old woman injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash near Maco Road in Leland was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.

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Seniors take part in Heritage Arts Festival

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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Seniors entered their work into a contest Tuesday during the Heritage Arts Festival.

Categories included different types of painting, wood carving, and knitting.

While the artists say it’s nice to have their work recognized, there’s a lot more to the art.

“Competition is really secondary because we have this magnificent club with a little more than 50 members who all have this one common interest even though they’re from all walks of life and backgrounds,” said Bill Donaldson, an award winning wood carver.

The show is part of the Senior Games by the Sea. Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults over 55.

Winners from the local games can participate in the state finals this fall.

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Seniors entered their work into a contest Tuesday during the Heritage Arts Festival.

Categories included different types of painting, wood carving, and knitting.

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Wilmington man charged with attempted first degree murder

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

A Wilmington man is charged with attempted first-degree murder after reports that he repeatedly held his girlfriend’s head underwater in a swimming pool.

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Best of Poetry Slam Wekend

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Wilmington’s Bottega hosted a poetry slam last Saturday as part of the Hubris & Logos Poetry Festival. Some of the area’s best talent turned up to tell their poetic tales.

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