June 3, 2020
Dear Friend,

Here’s today’s update:

  • An important reminder: This past Monday, June 1, marked the start of the 2020 hurricane season. The time to make sure your family or business is ready is now – not when a storm is barreling down on our region. For readiness tips and resources, visit ReadyNC.gov or Ready.gov/hurricanes.

  • The towns of Elizabethtown, Bladenboro and Clarkton in Bladen County have each set a curfew to begin at 8:30 in the evening until 6 a.m. for every day this week until June 8th.

  • As the nation slowly continues the reopening process, the CDC is continually updating its guidance for those that should take extra precautionsthe elderly, or individuals with existing health conditions that make them more vulnerable. View the latest advice from the CDC here.

  • New Hanover County Schools will be transitioning starting June 15 to an expanded version of the district’s summer food service programBeginning on Monday, June 15, free breakfast and lunch for children 18 years and younger will be available for pick-up at nine school sites from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All sites are drive-through or walk-up only and no enrollment is required. Recipients should be prepared to drive up or walk up to the designated area and let staff know how many meals are needed. Summer food service is available at the following schools:
  • Castle Hayne Elementary School
  • College Park Elementary School
  • Forest Hills Elementary School
  • Laney High School
  • Murray Middle School
  • Pine Valley Elementary School
  • Mary C. Williams Elementary School
  • Williston Middle School
  • Wrightsboro Elementary School
  • Bus delivery to 46 neighborhood sites will continue through June 30. A list of bus delivery sites and times can be found online at www.nhcschildnutrition.com.  

For today’s good news story, I’m highlighting Erica Fester of Wilmington, who has been sewing homemade masks and giving them away to anyone who needs them. Other masks she’s made have been donated to small businesses for sale with 100% of the proceeds going directly to a domestic violence shelter. So far, Erica has raised almost $900 for the shelter and made more than 900 masks. Erica was brought to our attention by Patricia from Wilmington, a reader of this newsletter. Thanks for sharing Erica’s story, Patricia!
As always, visit coronavirus.gov and the NC Department of Health and Human Services’ website for the latest on the outbreak. . And please feel free to send good news stories our way to highlight in this newsletter by replying to this e-mail. .


David Rouzer

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