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

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

  Banks continue to collapse in Rocky Point neighborhood, threatening homes

Inch by inch, some homes near Rocky Point in Pender County are getting closer to the Cape Fear River river by the minute.

National pageant winners help with local Florence recovery efforts

National beauty pageant winners are in Southeastern North Carolina helping with Hurricane Florence recovery efforts.

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.

Boiling Spring Lakes man loses one third of his yard

Bruce Veronick moved to Boiling Spring Lakes four years ago and might consider moving again. Since Florence hit our area, he has lost 1/3 of his back yard.

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.

‘It’s bad, it’s real bad’: Workers here to help with Florence recovery had their hometowns in Florida devastated by Michael

They came to our area from Florida to help with Hurricane Florence relief. Now they’re worried about the damage they’ll return to when they head home.

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.

Debris left by Florence piles up along southeastern NC roadways

Along Hwy. 53 between Burgaw and Maple Hill in Pender County, a massive debris heap has formed as people toss belongings, furniture, clothes and more things the storm destroyed.

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

  Fearing future storm damage, committee works to fix Bladen Co. dike

In parts of Bladen County, there’s still water leftover from Hurricane Florence nearly one month after the storm. The leftover water is thanks in part to the White Oak Dike breaching. The floodwaters broke through the barrier and destroyed parts of roads and homes.

Pender County home turned into distribution site for hurricane survivors

What was supposed to be a helpful gesture for friends turned into much needed help for a community.

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 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.

Fire destroys family’s home after it was spared by Florence

The Gadomski family's home in Hampstead burned down on Oct. 2, less than a week after they moved back in after evacuating for 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.

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.

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

Dozens of reports of larceny at UNCW during the storm

According to UNCW Police Chief David Donaldson, there have been 36 reports of larceny since Oct. 1, when faculty were allowed to return to campus. In all of 2017, there were 83 larceny reports.

Amid fallen trees and debris, chainsaw ministry carves out hope and faith with each cut

Their mission is twofold: to share faith, and clear limbs.

Cross Creek community races to secure donations, few remaining possessions ahead of Michael

The subdivision was devastated by floodwaters following Hurricane Florence, and has since set up a tent city on the community soccer field.

‘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.

Bald Head Island begins preparations for Michael

A little over a week after officials reopened Bald Head Island to residents following Hurricane Florence and amid storm recovery efforts, preparations are now underway to get the island ready for the anticipated effects of Hurricane Michael.

Stoney Creek neighborhood still trying to recover from Florence’s floodwaters

The Stoney Creek subdivision in Leland is still trying to recover from Hurricane Florence's floodwaters.

Battered schools closely monitoring Hurricane Michael

School districts still working to make up instructional time lost due to Hurricane Florence are closely monitoring Hurricane Michael and its expected impacts on the Cape Fear region later this week.

North Carolina goes to the frogs as flooding, breeding align

In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina coast has been plagued with a tide of frogs and toads, but the storm's record-setting floods aren't entirely to blame

Gov. Cooper returning to Wilmington to thank volunteers, first responders

Governor Roy Cooper is returning to Wilmington for a thank you tour