Officials with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced Friday evening that University Apartments — an on-campus student housing complex — will be closed indefinitely due to extensive damage the complex suffered during Hurricane Florence last month.
The community of Whitestocking in Pender County does not have electricity and running water, and many homes are condemned. On Wednesday, portable toilets and showers arrived to deliver a little relief.
Community heroes are already stepping up before Florence has even passed over Southeastern North Carolina. In Shallotte, Justin Milliken with Shallotte Electric Stores spent much of Saturday making trips around town donating supplies from the family-owned business.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), a level II trauma center hospital in Wilmington, NC, is transferring some patients as Hurricane Florence is set to strike. Patients are being transferred for their safety and to make sure there are enough staff working during the storm, said Carolyn Fisher, NHRMC spokesperson.
When someone calls 911 about a noisy student party near the campus of UNC Wilmington, officers from both the UNC Wilmington Police Department (UPD) and the Wilmington Police Department (WPD) will now respond.