NHCS superintendent says College Park Elementary could be closed until next year

Students who would be at College Park were moved to Castle Hayne Elementary School and Holly Shelter Elementary school when students went back to class nearly about two weeks ago.

City of Wilmington finishing first phase of post-Florence debris pickup; more collections planned

By the time City of Wilmington crews are finished with Hurricane Florence debris pickup, they will have collected more than 10 times the amount of debris picked up after Hurricane Matthew.

Wilmington domestic violence shelter looks to rebuild after Florence

Wilmington's domestic violence shelter has 19 beds, but no one is in them. The shelter has been badly damaged by Hurricane Florence and is closed to clients.

Pender County teachers prepare for classes to resume after hurricane

Teachers from various schools in the county filled the classrooms of Heide Trask High School, where teachers heard lessons on when to listen and when to share experiences as well as digital learning competency expectations.

FEMA, SBA information session in Brunswick Co. rescheduled

Representatives from FEMA, the SBA and the National Flood Insurance Program will be answering the public's questions during an information session.

NC church collects donations for Hurricane Michael victims in Florida

Lighthouse, a community church, was bustling on Thursday with the pastor, staff, and volunteers distributing donations to locals in need and loading the Florida-bound trailer.

Proposed housing development next to neighborhood flooded by Florence has families worried

A proposed housing development right next to a neighborhood that flooded during Hurricane Florence has residents concerned about future flooding dangers being made worse.

UNCW looking at almost $140 million in Florence expenses

University administrators presented a Hurricane Florence update to the board of trustees Thursday as part of the body’s quarterly meeting.

Best Buy employees volunteer during time off to help hurricane survivors

Several employees have been tabbed to work at other stores in Jacksonville and Morehead City and others are being paid by the company to perform community service in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Local pastor organizes event to help move Market North residents out of their apartments

Pastor Robert Campbell of New Beginning Church is coordinating an event called Community Helping Hands to help 55 families move this weekend.

Topsail Beach reopens beach accesses, allows vacation rentals

Mayor Howard Braxton signed the revised State of Emergency on Thursday morning and it was posted on the town’s Facebook page.

Cape Fear Museum to reopen Friday with free admission as post-hurricane work continues

According to a news release, the museum sustained water damage to offices and some gallery spaces during Hurricane Florence. The museum's collection fared well during the storm with only minor, cosmetic damage to a few items.

Car seats damaged by Florence to be replaced during take back event

Safe Kids Bladen is hosting a car seat take back event for Hurricane Florence victims

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.

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.

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.

Tourism officials present plan to bring visitors back to New Hanover County

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

‘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.

You got denied by FEMA. What now?

Your home was damaged during Hurricane Florence. Maybe you were evicted from your apartment in a matter of hours. You applied for FEMA aid and received an email saying you were denied. Now what?

  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.

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.

Whiteville leaders plan to pay for flooding prevention project

Officials are discussing paying to fix pipes that are too small to handle floodwater similar to what was created by Hurricane Florence last month and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

Heading home: Sea turtles released 15 miles off shore after Hurricane Florence disrupts plans

Hundreds of cheering fans lined the beach, cameras in position, and kids were grinning ear to ear. That’s normally the scene for a sea turtle release, but Tuesday’s event on Topsail Island was not so typical.

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.

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

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.

New relief distribution centers open in Brunswick County

Hurricane relief supplies can be picked up in Brunswick County at three new distribution centers opening Tuesday

Pender Co. commissioners hear from residents still struggling after hurricane

A month after Hurricane Florence made landfall on North Carolina’s coast, many Pender County residents are still in shelters and many of those not in shelters have yet to return to a normal life.

’I’ve talked directly to the White House’: Bladen County leaders working to get FEMA resources on the ground

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners and other county leaders held a special meeting Monday to discuss Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

  Wilmington City Council to vote on additional $8.5 million in Florence recovery funding

Funds to be used for debris removal, building repairs and additional pay for city employees.

Some DMV fees waived for those affected by Hurricane Florence

Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday he signed an executive order waiving fees for certain driver and vehicle services for residents living in counties designated as disaster areas after Hurricane Florence.

Surf City restaurant builds swing bridge into remodel after damages from Florence

Customers heading back to Gallagher’s Sports Bar and Grill in Surf City for the first time since Hurricane Florence, might notice a few new details to the restaurant. And one of them is hard to miss.

New Hanover Co. opens hurricane recovery coordination office

The office located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road in Wilmington is not a resource for individual assistance. It will provide a space for coordination of data, policy development and priority setting for recovery funds.

UNCW students displaced by hurricane move into new accommodations

Around 400 displaced students were assigned to hotels, off-campus apartments, or an on-campus space. University officials even converted some on-campus lounges in dorms into rooms.

After the storm: Helping kids cope with post-Florence feelings, anxiety

Storms like Hurricane Florence can create plenty of stress.

Cabinet secretaries check out Florence relief efforts

Two members of President Trump’s Cabinet toured Wilmington and Whiteville on Monday, looking at Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

GOP lawmakers say they’re ready to OK $800M in Florence aid

NC lawmakers will reconvene Monday to vote on a Florence aid package

Banks continue to collapse in Rocky Point neighborhood, threatening homes

Inch by inch, some homes near Rocky Point in Pender County are getting closer to the Cape Fear River river by the minute.

National pageant winners help with local Florence recovery efforts

National beauty pageant winners are in Southeastern North Carolina helping with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.