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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.