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.
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.
The scene was an all-too-recent memory for nearby residents. Main Street was covered by feet of water just two years earlier when flooding from Hurricane Matthew forced water from the Lumber River through the town.
A judge on Monday blocked a Lexington-based tree removal company accused of price gouging a Wilmington homeowner following Hurricane Florence from providing tree trimming services, pending the outcome of the state’s lawsuit against the business.
Businesses forced to close for Hurricane Florence can apply for an SBA loan to help offset operating expenses incurred during the closure, even if the storm did not cause any physical damage, a senior official with the U.S. Small Business Administration said on Friday.