“Hurricane Florence damaged this building extensively,” said Ralph Gardner, a citizen at the post office on Thursday. “It has hampered postal operations for quite some time, and we need people who are in charge of this building, we need them here to fix the place.”
Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Cape Fear region Friday, Sept. 14. Here's a look at the storm's impact from before it made landfall to the days after - when some communities were left under water.
In the spirit of the holidays, we want recognize those in our communities who go above and beyond in certain situations. Our area has dealt with many hard times over this past year especially after Hurricane Florence. Every Friday we will air stories from people in the area thanking someone they co
Judge J.H. Corpening and Meade Horton Van Pelt, both of Wilmington, have received the North Carolina Attorney General’s Dogwood Award, which honors individuals “who are dedicated to keeping people safe, healthy, and happy in their communities”.
A community meeting is where 80 units learned about the required move-out. The housing complex is not providing an alternate living space during this time, but FEMA, DSS, social workers, and EMS were on site helping people register and evaluate housing options.
After a month of no answers, UNCW students are wanting to know what the school is going to do about the several counts of larceny. Dozens of students reported items stolen after coming back from the hurricane.
The shelter at Christ the King Church on North College Road closes at noon Friday, but Cape Fear area executive director James Jarvis said all of the 39 people who were still using the shelter Thursday have a place to go.
WECT spoke with three people currently living in the shelter at Christ the King Church in Wilmington, which currently is housing 46 people total. They described shelter conditions and barriers that have prevented them from finding stable housing.