NHC Planning Board approves amendment that would allow temporary housing for Florence survivors

There was no mention at Wednesday's meeting about where temporary housing will be placed. Details on the issue will be discussed further at the Oct. 25 New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting.

  Woman loses her 200 Civil War book collection to floodwaters; community steps in to help her rebuild it

She lost almost everything in her home due to Hurricane Florence's floodwaters. But the one thing she was the most devastated about losing was her civil war book collection - all 200 of them.

Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture

The Waccamaw Siouan Pow Wow is in its 48th year. The event celebrates the tribe’s resilience.

More than 100 attend Cross Creek community information session with FEMA, SBA, and more

An information session for the Cross Creek community on Wednesday night will include representatives from FEMA, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to answer any residents' questions.

Suspect in fatal shooting of NC state trooper identified

A state trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday morning near Whiteville

Deadline extended to apply for unemployment benefits after Hurricane Florence

Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Florence now have more time to apply for disaster unemployment insurance.

Pender County residents cast their early votes

Early voting started Wednesday at 7 a.m. and the Board of Elections office in Burgaw was one of many places residents could cast their ballots.

Wilmington gang members sentenced to prison on heroin charges

Two Wilmington gang members were sentenced to federal prison for selling heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

NC attorney general announces new price gouging lawsuits against tree removal services

Attorney General Josh Stein spoke in Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon about two new price gouging lawsuits involving four out-of-state companies. He also offered advice for how people can avoid getting victimized.

Working on a comeback: Tourism officials present plan to get visitors to ‘come back’ to NHC

As New Hanover County slowly begins to return to normal following Hurricane Florence, business owners cannot help but notice something is still missing.

‘He more or less saved my life’: Recovering addict speaks about fallen trooper

When David Wright first met Trooper Kevin Conner four years ago, the 11-year veteran of the N.C. Highway Patrol put him in handcuffs and charged him with driving while impaired.

WPD: Burglar stole over $22,000 of items from home

The Wilmington Police Department is asking the public for help to identify a burglary suspect who reportedly stole over $22,000 worth of items from a home.

Boil advisory issued for parts of Boiling Spring Lakes

A boil advisory has been issued for some Brunswick County Public Utilities water customers in Boiling Spring Lakes.

‘Nuisance’ hotels allowed to rent rooms to locals displaced by Florence

Four Market Street hotels previously deemed problem properties due to repeated reports of drugs, prostitution, and violence can now rent rooms to locals displaced by Hurricane Florence.

Residents take Wilmington City Council to task over post-Florence housing shortage

Community members packed the chamber at Tuesday’s Wilmington City Council members, several speaking during the public information period, demanding answers — and help — from city leaders.

Wilmington City Council approves additional $8.5 million for Florence recovery

The total amount the city of Wilmington has allotted for Hurricane Florence recovery grew to $17.5 million Tuesday night, as the Wilmington City Council approved an additional funding mechanism in response to the storm.

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Residents of hurricane-ravaged Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Michael, but some are finding no home to return to

Country music stars produce song to benefit Hurricane Florence relief efforts

Parmelee, a popular country music band from North Carolina, wrote a song to benefit Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

Grab a buddy and walk for a more inclusive community

The Buddy Walk promotes the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Sandhill AME Church gets helping hand from community, out of state volunteers

The Sandhill AME baptist church in Whitestocking has been the center of recovery efforts. Now the church itself has to be completely gutted out, forced to start over.

Don’t miss out on money for college

Experts say it is best to fill out the FAFSA form sooner rather than later.

Sunset Beach police say woman reported missing Tuesday morning has been found safe

According to a Facebook post from the department, Jacklyn Marie Guy had last been seen on Great Egret Circle in the Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club.

NC equine donors move resources to Florida leaving donation organization in dire straits

A Pender County woman, and horse owner, Jennifer Witkowski, saw the need for pet supplies in Southeastern, NC and opened a distribution center in New Hanover County called Eastern NC Equine Emergency Assistance where people can get pet supplies.

Community Classroom: Leland teacher wants aprons, coffee carts for students

This week’s Community Classroom features Mrs. Spivey’s project called Rise, Grind and Grow.Mrs. Spivey is a teacher at Leland Middle School. Through Donors Choose, the 6th grade instructor is hoping to prepare her students to become future entrepreneurs.

Oak Island police chief resigns, former chief appointed to interim role

Greg Jordan has resigned as Police Chief for the town of Oak Island, according to a town official. Jordan stepped down last week, according to Mayor Pro Tempore Lamon Scott.

Road project to improve safety and traffic flow on Eastwood Rd.

Crews will begin work this week to improve the look and function of Eastwood Road between Bretonshire Road and Cavalier Drive.

BB&T announces plans for new $20 million Whiteville facility

BB&T officials announced plans to build a new 100,000-square-foot facility in downtown Whiteville that will consolidate the company’s operations in the city.

Pender County Schools to get nearly $6 million to help with Florence damage

Pender County Schools will receive nearly $6 million in emergency capital funding from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

Bolivia man wanted in shooting taken into custody

A Bolivia man who was wanted in connection to a shooting that took place Monday evening has been arrested.

State approves permit for Rocky Point debris site, now open to residents

A new drop off location for vegetative debris opening for residents in Pender County on Monday

Swimming advisory issued for portion of Topsail Island

A swimming advisory has been issued for part of Topsail Island after water quality testing showed “levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards,” state officials announced Tuesday.

DHHS: GenX not detected in blood, urine samples from 30 Fayetteville residents

North Carolina health officials said GenX was not found in the blood and urine samples taken from 30 people living near Chemours’ Fayetteville Works facility.

Man accused of wielding knife during robbery

Jacob Leon Case was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He also is facing two charges of failure to appear on a misdemeanor in Mecklenburg County.

Disaster Recover Center in Pender Co. relocates

The disaster recovery center in Pender County is relocating at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Rocky Point man accused of sex crimes with child

Zanaido Pablo Jacinto Martinez, 54, was arrested by the Pender County Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday morning and charged with sexual battery, sex offense with a child and two counts of indecent liberties, according to online records.

N.C. lawmakers approve $400M in Florence spending, set aside $450M more

The sharp partisanship that’s typified North Carolina’s government was buried temporarily on Monday as legislators approved spending $400 million to quickly help people and communities reeling from flooding left by Hurricane Florence and setting aside another $450 million for upcoming needs.

Students allegedly baked cookies with human ashes, served them to classmates

Police believe the ashes allegedly used may have been those of one of the students' grandparents.

Start date for Pender Co. Schools pushed back to Oct. 22

Pender County Schools students will not return to class until Oct. 22, according to a message from a schools spokesperson Monday night.

Terminal expansion to bring new restaurants, more parking to ILM

Construction is underway at Wilmington International Airport of the Parks L. Griffin Memorial Plaza

Early voting in North Carolina begins Wednesday

Voters can visit any one-stop voting site in their county to vote during the early voting period

In Florida, determining hurricane death toll proves elusive

In Florida, determining how many people were killed in Hurricane Michael's rampage is proving somewhat elusive