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Whiteville Rescue Unit began early this month to provide emergency medical services to residents of the county’s Lake Waccamaw response district, county Emergency Services Director Nick West confirmed last week. West, who is also an assistant…

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“To honor their many contributions to the health of communities nationwide,” Columbus Regional Healthcare System is recognizing its nurse practitioners during Nurse Practitioner Week (Nov. 13 to Nov. 19), according to a hospital press release.

The Columbus County Health Department announced Monday afternoon that it had identified “at least one confirmed case of rabies in a wild animal and another possible case in a second wild animal that is currently under review.”

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Having waited 22 minutes after the scheduled start time for a quorum of Columbus County Board of Health members to arrive, Kim Smith was eager to get the Wednesday meeting underway: the county health director had an important development to share.

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Despite the fact that Riegelwood consumers transferred to the county water system in 2017, possible contamination of water in the area is “still a concern,” said Kim Smith, director of the Columbus County Health Department, at the Board of He…

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Despite the fact that Riegelwood consumers transferred to the county water system in 2017, possible contamination of water in the area is “still a concern,” said Kim Smith, director of the Columbus County Health Department, at the Board of Health meeting Wednesday.

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Current and former Lake Waccamaw EMS chiefs and an assistant chief pleaded with the Columbus County Board of Commissioners Monday night to reconsider its Aug. 1 decision to terminate the service contract between the two parties.