Several Local Counties Declared Disaster Area

WILMINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration declared Pender, Duplin, Onslow and Sampson counties a disaster area due to Tropical Storm Ernesto.

That means businesses and private non-profit organizations may borrow money for repairs.

Individual disaster loans are also available for people who need to make repairs to their homes.

For loan applications, call 1-800-659-2955.

Staff Report