Recall Alert!

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Valsartan and Valsartan HCTZ Tablets Due to Detection of a Trace Amount of Unexpected Impurity, N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in The Products.

Prinston Pharmaceutical Inc. dba Solco Healthcare LLC. is recalling all lots of Valsartan Tablets, 40 mg, 80mg, 160mg,   and 320mg; and Valsartan-Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, 80mg/12.5mg, 160mg/12.5mg, 160mg/25mg, 320mg/12.5mg, and 320mg/25mg to the retail level. This product recall is due to the detection of a trace amount of an unexpected impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), made by the manufacturer – Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. — that is used in the manufacture of the subject product lots. This impurity has been classified as a probable human carcinogen as per International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification.

The products are indicated for the treatment of hypertension.

Click this link for more details https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm613504.htm

Beach Towns: What you need to know!

From parking to pets to lifeguards, it’s all here in this guide to Southeastern North Carolina beach towns (listed north to south).

If the link above doesn’t work, please copy and paste the following into your address bar:
http://www.starnewsonline.com/entertainmentlife/20180712/beach-towns-what-you-need-to-know

Scotts Hill Baptist Church to host ARC blood drive July 17

SCOTTS HILL- The American Red Cross (ARC) will conduct a blood drive at Scotts Hill Baptist Church Monday, July 17, from 1 – 6 p.m.

“Our area is in need of blood, especially this time of the year,” said Larry Matheny, who is organizing the blood drive at Scotts Hill. Matheny is an ARC member of the board of directors.

“Due to busy summer schedules and vacations, donations are desperately needed,” Matheny said.

“It is very easy to sign up for the Tuesday, July 17 blood drive at Scotts Hill Baptist Church,” said Matheny. “Go online to redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code Scotts Hill.”

All donors will receive American Red Cross T-shirts, Matheny said.

The American Red Cross expedited the check-in process. Donors should go to redcrossblood.org/RapidPass to answer donor questions from the comfort of home or office.

“It is very simple to sign-up and we have made it easy to just call to make an appointment,” said Matheny.

“The need is great,” he said. “We need your participation.”

Scotts Hill Baptist Church is located at 185 Scotts Hill Loop Rd.

For more information about the blood drive, call 910-254-GIVE (910-254-4483) or visit online at redcrossblood.org.

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July 2, 2018 Public Hearing – Postponed to July 23, 2018

Pender County has rescheduled the public hearing related to the System Development Fee Study conducted by Stantec Consulting Services Inc.  During last year’s session of the North Carolina General Assembly, House Bill 436 was passed and provides local governments the authority to adopt system development fees for public water and sewer systems.  Following its passage, the County commissioned the report as required by the new legislation in the review and determination of appropriate system development fees.

At the regular Board Meeting on Monday July 23, 2018, at 4:00 PM, members of the County Board will receive comments from all interested parties. The Board Meeting will be held at 805 S. Walker St., Burgaw, in the Public Assembly room.

Pender County officials applaud House bill that fights opioid addiction

BURGAW – Congress passed legislation June 22 that would give several federal agencies more tools to fight opioid addiction and death in the U.S. The bill, Patients and Communities Act will also open the door to more treatment and prevention for the public.

“The opioid crisis touches communities across Pender County and our nation,” said Pender County Chairman George Brown. “Often when I attend leadership conferences, I hear from other communities about the toll this crisis takes upon our families.”

The legislation will direct an estimated $4 billion in funding for the opioid crisis.

“We have lost three lives this year from opioid and heroin use. While unfortunate, we have many individuals, families and children suffering from the consequences of substance use disorders. This is a public health issue that requires a community response,” said Carolyn Moser, Pender County’s director of health and human services.

“I applaud Congress for improving access to addiction treatment,” said Brown. “This legislation will block illegal drugs from entering the country too.”

The bill will fund research on nonaddictive medications to treat pain and reduce the number painkiller prescriptions.

“Pender County is fortunate to have a Board of Commissioners that stay informed about the opioid crisis and its impact on our county residents,” said Moser.

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Pender County Night at the Wilmington Sharks, July 28

PENDER COUNTY –  The Wilmington Shark and Pender County Tourism is teaming up to host Pender County Night, July 28.

All youth softball and baseball leagues will get free admission, including coaches.

“I think we’ve hit a home run with Pender County Night at the Wilmington Sharks,” said Tammy Proctor, tourism director. “Anyone wishing to attend can purchase discounted tickets online for only $5.”

The Wilmington Sharks’ mascot, Sharkey, will celebrate a birthday on June 28, Pender County Night. The first 500 guests at the gate will receive a free Sharkey bobblehead.

“Pender County has a special connection to the Wilmington Sharks because three players hail from Pender County – Bryce Coto, Sam Luchansky, and Danny Wilson,” said Proctor. “We urge the community to turn out to Legion Stadium on Saturday night, July 28.”

As a host with the Wilmington Sharks, Pender County will honor five heroes, throw out the first pitch, and sing the National Anthem.

Legion Stadium is located at 2149 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412. To purchase tickets online go to https://groupmatics.events/Pendercounty2. Tickets at the gate are only $7 each.

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Notice of July 4, 2018 BOCC Meeting Change

Pursuant to NCGS 143-318.12: The Pender County Board of Commissioners hereby provides public notice of a meeting change of the Board as follows:

The regular Pender County Board of Commissioners meeting which was scheduled for July 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. has been postponed to July 23, 2018 at 4 p.m. The meeting will be held in the regular meeting room at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, NC.

The agenda for this meeting will be posted Thursday, July 19, 2018 and will be available for review on our agenda portal: https://pendercountync.civicweb.net/Portal/.

Questions may be directed to the County Manager’s office by calling 910-259-1200.

Posted and distributed this the 27th day of June, 2018.

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July 3, 2018 Planning Board Meeting – Postponed

Due to the proximity of Independence Day, the regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting (July 3, 2018) will be postponed until August 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be located at 805 S. Walker Street, Burgaw, in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room.

Members of the Planning Board appreciate all input received from the public. Planning Board meetings are regularly scheduled for the first Tuesday of every month. Members of the Planning Board invite all interested parties to attend these meetings and to continue providing valuable input on the future of our community.

Helen Keller Awareness Month Deaf-Blind Q & A Panel Discussion

Come learn about the selected Deaf-Blind individuals’ daily challenges and their preferred communication methods on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6pm to 8:30pm at the Pender County Co-Op Extension. Gain a better understanding about their challenges and strategies for improving communication.

American Sign Language Interpreters will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public!

Please see the flyer below for more information, or click here.

DeafBlind Professionals Q-A Panel Discussion 6.29.18 (final)
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Currently, all COVID-19 vaccine appointments are booked. Monitor the county website (pendercountync.gov), Facebook, and local news for next appointments.

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