Education campaign aims to stop spread of COVID-19
Lilly Buck with the Columbus County Health Department distributes flyers in the Whiteville Walmart parking lot Wednesday afternoon as part of an education campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19. The health department and Columbus Regional Healthcare System are partnering on the campaign, which includes passing out flyers at big box stores and small businesses throughout the county as well distribution on social media. The fliers lists precautions against the coronavirus, including social distancing, wearing a mask and frequent hand washing. It also states that Columbus County has one of the highest COVID-19 rates in southeastern North Carolina and that the county’s COVID-19 death rate is more than double the state average. Columbus County had reported 103 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths by Wednesday at 2 p.m., putting its death rate at 7.7 percent.The statewide death rate was 3.6 percent, based on data available from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.
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Revised on: 04.29.2020 at 02:28 p.m.
Posted on: 04.29.2020 at 02:24 p.m. | PREMIUM CONTENT
Stephanie Miller of Columbus Regional Healthcare System hands out a COVID-19 flyer in the Whiteville Walmart parking lot Wednesday.
Daniel Buck of the Columbus County Health Department distributes flyers.
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Mallory Freeman of Columbus Regional Healthcare System leaves a flyer on a car in the Walmart parking lot.
Partnership Hosts Inaugural Golf Tournament
The Columbus County Partnership for Children (CCPC) announces its Inaugural Golf Fundraiser! This charity golf tournament will be held September 24, 2021 at Land O’ Lakes
Partnership Hosts Inaugural Golf Tournament
The Columbus County Partnership for Children (CCPC) announces its Inaugural Golf Fundraiser! This charity golf tournament will be held September 24, 2021 at Land O’ Lakes Golf Club, 2950 Bill Hooks Rd., Whiteville, NC. This is a Captain’s Choice tournament with four-person teams. Individual registration is $70 and team registration is $260. Deadline for registration is September 13, 2021. Registration includes green fees, food, golf cart, and a mulligan. Prizes will be awarded to all players. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. For more information, call the Partnership at 910-642-8226.
The Partnership is seeking corporate level and hole sponsors to support this event as well as donations of supplies, prizes and financial gifts. All donations are welcome and volunteers are needed! Proceeds from the event will go to support programs that promote pre-kindergarten literacy and children’s health, empower parents, and advance a high-quality system of early care and education.
The Columbus County Partnership for Children is a nonprofit and is one of 75 agencies in the Smart Start network. Locally and statewide, Smart Start continues its tradition of offering services that focus on raising the quality of early care and education, supporting families, advancing child health and expanding literacy throughout the state. By investing in these areas, it is the goal that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten and that as they learn and grow; they are equipped to lead productive lives and contribute to a global society.
CCPC offers services that address needs of pre-Kindergarten aged children by supporting early education providers through wage supplements and quality enhancement programs; improving early literacy through Raising A Reader, Reach Out and Read and the Imagination Library projects; and by providing medical transportation for children ages birth to five and expectant mothers who do not have Medicaid reimbursable options. The Partnership also operates the Smart Start Early Learning Facility (ELF), where young children, families, child care providers and community members have access to a variety of books, toys, curriculum resources, classroom materials and equipment, including a laminator and dye cut machines.
To register to play or sponsor the golf event or to serve as a volunteer, call (910) 642-8226 or visit the website at www.columbussmartstart.com. Checks should be made payable to Columbus County Partnership for Children and mailed to 109 W. Main St., Whiteville, NC 28472.
For additional information about programs or services of the Partnership for Children, call 910-642-8226. Visit the website at www.columbussmartstart.com or the Facebook page @ColumbusSmartStart.