The holidays can be a stressful time. For many families, this year may be more stressful than in years past. Thousands of families in our region are dealing with the stress of trying to pick up the pieces of their lives after the devastation of Hurricane Florence. In many cases, it’s having a direct
Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Cape Fear region Friday, Sept. 14. Here's a look at the storm's impact from before it made landfall to the days after - when some communities were left under water.
Judge J.H. Corpening and Meade Horton Van Pelt, both of Wilmington, have received the North Carolina Attorney General’s Dogwood Award, which honors individuals “who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities”.
A community meeting is where 80 units learned about the required move-out. The housing complex is not providing an alternate living space during this time, but FEMA, DSS, social workers, and EMS were on site helping people register and evaluate housing options.
After a month of no answers, UNCW students are wanting to know what the school is going to do about the several counts of larceny. Dozens of students reported items stolen after coming back from the hurricane.
The shelter at Christ the King Church on North College Road closes at noon Friday, but Cape Fear area executive director James Jarvis said all of the 39 people who were still using the shelter Thursday have a place to go.
WECT spoke with three people currently living in the shelter at Christ the King Church in Wilmington, which currently is housing 46 people total. They described shelter conditions and barriers that have prevented them from finding stable housing.
Now, neighbors are working together to make sure everyone gets back on their feet. They’ve helped gut homes and are starting to remodel them together, taking the phrase being neighborly to a whole new level.
At a special meeting Thursday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a zoning ordinance to allow temporary relocation housing for residents displaced from their homes because of Hurricane Florence.
The event at Hugh MacRae Park featured food, fellowship and Gov. Roy Cooper made an appearance to personally thank the men and women who sacrificed time at home with their families to help others during the storm.