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.
  Wilmington domestic violence shelter looks to rebuild after Florence
Beach reopens in Surf City; just one access available
FEMA, SBA information session in Brunswick Co. rescheduled
  UNCW looking at almost $140 million in Florence expenses

  Churches team up to create Storm Strong Kids program

Grace United Methodist Church and St. Stephen AME have teamed up to create a program for kids that will help them be more prepared when the next natural disaster hits.

  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

More on Hurricane Florence

  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
Wilmington City Council approves additional $8.5 million for Florence recovery
You got denied by FEMA. What now?

  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.

  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.
Pender County Schools to get nearly $6 million to help with Florence damage
Disaster Recover Center in Pender Co. relocates

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

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.

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.

Corn maze up and running despite recent weather

A favorite fall activity open for business after Hurricane Florence.

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

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

Pender Co. Board of Education approves last contracts for school repairs

The Pender County Board of Education approved the last five contracts for mold remediation at schools at its emergency meeting Sunday afternoon.

Families give back while Pender County schools still not open after Hurricane Florence

Families are trying to make the most of time off from school after Hurricane Florence. In Pender County, kids have been out of class more more than a month.

Furniture drive for Hurricane Florence victims

Real estate consultant Livian Jones, who founded Furniture Finders, and interior designer Hooper Patterson, who founded House of Provision, are working together to collect furniture for hurricane victims.

Get great bargains and give to those who lost homes and possessions in hurricane

The Junior League of Wilmington hosts the 65th Annual Bargain Sale, which will help victims of Hurricane Florence.

NC Spot Festival canceled after hurricane, tropical storm

Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael delivered a 1-2 punch that left the North Carolina Spot Festival down for the count.

Free items available at yard sale for Pender County families affected by Florence

Free items and supplies will be given away during a free yard sale at Heidi Trask High School on Saturday

Ironclad Brewery releasing special hurricane IPA that will benefit Florence relief

Ironclad will be donating $1 for every pint of the Go with the Flo IPA to Tidewater Brewing.

Town of Surf City working to get Ecological Marine Adventures back on its feet

The Town of Surf City is working with Ecological Marine Adventures to get the program back on its feet after Hurricane Florence caused the building they operated out of to be condemned.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort shuts down; re-opening scheduled for spring

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a Wrightsville Beach establishment for 55 years, is closing for renovations due to damages sustained during Hurricane Florence.

Mayor Bill Saffo says FEMA trailers likely two months away for displaced residents in Wilmington

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says it will probably be at least two months before FEMA trailers are available for residents who lost their homes during Hurricane Florence.

Communities still without power and water after Florence celebrating as portable toilets and showers arrive

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.

CFPUA moves forward with designing new system to filter out GenX and other compounds

CFPUA took steps at its October meeting to move forward with filtering out GenX and other chemical compounds.

CFPUA reflects on issues during Florence

Between a wastewater spill and nearly running out of fuel, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority faced multiple issues during Hurricane Florence.

Disaster recovery centers closing Thursday for Hurricane Michael

Disaster recovery centers set up by FEMA in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence will be closed Thursday as the state braces for Hurricane Michael.

Surf City braces for Michael amidst major cleanup efforts, beach erosion

Storm surge from Florence caused major beach erosion, leaving the island more vulnerable to Michael, which is expected to barrel through southeastern North Carolina on Thursday.

Blue button jellyfish washing ashore on Topsail, Surf City beaches

With Hurricane Michael on North Carolina’s doorstep, signs of Hurricane Florence are still washing ashore.

  Pender County neighborhood devastated by Florence now preps for Michael

They’ve spent the last three and a half weeks trying to get everything out of their ravaged homes and save what few items can be salvaged. Now with the threat of more weather from Michael, they’re having to reverse their whole process.

Roofers to the rescue: Crews install emergency tarps ahead of Michael

Crews from Claremont Property Company strapped in and climbed high Wednesday, racing against the clock to rescue homeowners from further water damage.

City of Wilmington to hold hurricane relief concert

A free concert will raise money for Hurricane Florence victims and honor those who helped during recovery efforts.

Pender County approves more money to repair schools after hurricane damage in emergency meeting

In the latest step to get kids back in class, the Pender County Board of Commissioners is holding an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. on Wednesday to discuss school funding for hurricane-related damage.

Sheriff’s office identifies body found during Florence; homicide investigation underway

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office said a homicide investigation is underway after a body found near the Bladen County line in the midst of Hurricane Florence has been identified as a missing man from Robeson County.

Here’s how to protect your Florence-weary home ahead of Michael

New Hanover County emergency management officials have released tips on how to prepare your home damaged from Hurricane Florence ahead of Hurricane Michael.

Longer school days planned for New Hanover County students after Florence

Students will have longer days in New Hanover County schools and two planned vacation days will be eliminated as the school system adjusts its schedule after Hurricane Florence.

SBA administrator visits Whiteville to speak with small business owners

Small business administration traveled around southeastern North Carolina to speak with small business owners on how they can helps.

ProPublica explores the cost of beach nourishment projects in North Carolina

Since the 1920s, the United States has spent $9 billion on beach nourishment projects, according to a report from ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson Historic Site closed until mid-November

The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources said the site sustained significant damage during the storm, keeping conditions unsafe for the public to visit.

Cooper meets with volunteers, discusses Florence relief during Wilmington visit

Governor Roy Cooper (D) visits with volunteers and local leaders in Wilmington after Hurricane Florence

‘People need a place to live’: Century 21 president says housing market bouncing back post-Florence

Century 21 Real Estate President Nick Bailey says contrary to popular belief, the real estate market bounces back quickly following natural disasters like Hurricane Florence.