In Burgaw, storm damage forced a vital Pender County health care facility to close for eight days, and even after Black River Family Practice reopened, it took a while before it was able to be 100 percent operational.
The REACH study, which is federally funded, will investigate storm survivors’ adjustment and recovery in part through a survey of 300 hurricane-affected individuals residing in Bladen, Columbus, Robeson and Scotland counties.
The Department of Insurance will be conducting disaster relief, flood insurance town hall meetings at 5 locations North Carolina this week. They will be informing the public about disaster relief and those still in need of assistance post Florence.
The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Emergency Shelter suffered damage during Hurricane Florence, forcing it to temporarily close until repairs could be made.More than six months after the storm, the shelter will reopen May 20, 2019, inviting guests and residents who need the services offered.
The parking lot at Buddy’s Crab House and Oyster Bar was full Tuesday, and even though a couple of workers were putting the finishing touches on the restaurant’s facade, owner Matt Wiles said the kitchen and bar are up and running, evidenced by a busy reopening day.
State Attorney General Josh Stein has announced a $15,000 settlement against an out-of-state debt collection agency that illegally tried to collect money from Castle Hayne homeowners who were part of a Hurricane Florence-related price gouging lawsuit.
A Wake County superior court judge had ordered a Lexington-based tree removal company to pay thousands of dollars in restitution and fines after accusations of price gouging in the Wilmington area following Hurricane Florence.
Governor Roy Cooper announced Friday that $12.2 million in grant funds will be used to expand crisis counseling services to Hurricane Florence survivors in 28 counties, including those in southeastern North Carolina.
Property managers from the Market North housing community have yet to answer WECT’s specific questions on status of the property. With no evidence of repair work evident and no permits filed with the county, rumors continue to circulate among former residents that the Market North property will be s
Attorney General Josh Stein filed a lawsuit Thursday against Jacksonville, Fla.-based Canary Tree Service and its owner Justin Hartmann for allegedly price gouging Wilmington-area homeowners after Hurricane Florence.
Concerns about the future of the Market North Apartments, a subsidized, low-income housing community in Wilmington, are growing despite claims from property management that repair work is taking place.
As New Hanover County continues to recover from Hurricane Florence, a team of disaster planning experts met Thursday to create a plan aimed at protecting the community’s children when the next disaster strikes.
Pender County was one of the hardest hit areas in the state and they are still working on recovering six months later. Pender County Long Term Recovery Group works with thousands of families to connect them to nonprofit agencies such as Baptist Men, WARM, and Catholic Charities.
Over 500 professionals in the tourism industry from across North Carolina are welcomed at the 2019 Visit North Carolina 365 Conference. The event is taking place at the Wilmington Convention Center form March 31-April 2.
FEMA transitional sheltering assistance (TSA), the program that paid for hotel or motel rooms as emergency sheltering for Florence survivors ended March 12. Two weeks later, Keith Hester and his wife are still living in the single motel room they have spent the last six months in.
Pamela O’Quinn set out to help the neighbors in Whitestocking in October by making holiday signs requesting help after being flooded out by Hurricane Florence. She’s made signs for Christmas, Valentine’s Day and now St. Patrick’s Day.
Lynn Miller hasn’t lived in a permanent home for six months. She’s been staying at the Mainstay Suites for the last four months thanks to FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Program. With nowhere to go, Miller received a notice that she needed to be out of the hotel by 1 p.m. Wednesday.
FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program ends on March 13. Residents using the program moved out of the hotels they’ve been living in for five months, and into other housing FEMA set up for them.
Vincent Yates has been living at a hotel that FEMA transitional sheltering assistance but him since his home is unlivable due to hurricane damage. However, Yates, along with hundreds of other community members could end up homeless when FEMA’s TSA ends March 12.