New temporary debris drop-off location opens in Rocky Point

A new drop off location for vegetative debris opening for residents in Pender County on Monday
Corn maze up and running despite recent weather
Pender Co. Board of Education approves last contracts for school repairs
  Furniture drive for Hurricane Florence victims
Get great bargains and give to those who lost homes and possessions in hurricane

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.

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

More on 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 moves forward with designing new system to filter out GenX and other compounds

CFPUA took steps at its October meeting to move forward with filtering out GenX and other chemical compounds.
  CFPUA reflects on issues during Florence
Surf City braces for Michael amidst major cleanup efforts, beach erosion

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.
  Roofers to the rescue: Crews install emergency tarps ahead of Michael
  City of Wilmington to hold hurricane relief concert

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.

SBA administrator visits Whiteville to speak with small business owners

Small business administration traveled around southeastern North Carolina to speak with small business owners on how they can helps.

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

‘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

Start date for Pender Co. Schools pushed back to Oct. 18

Pender County Schools students will not return to class until Oct. 18 at the earliest, according to a message from the superintendent Monday night.

$25 million to go towards schools damaged by Hurricane Florence

Gov. Cooper transfers $25 million from the NC Education Lottery to help schools repair and reopen.

People still waiting for help two years after Hurricane Matthew; many hit by Hurricane Florence

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.

After Florence flooding, Tidalholm Village residents worry stormwater issues may cause more problems during Michael

County crews have cleared some of the stormwater pipes, but residents worry more rain could mean additional flooding.

Hurricane Michael could affect fall colors in NC

High winds and heavy rain at this stage of the leaf development could cause them to drop. What happens will depend on how far east the storm turns.

Court blocks company accused of price gouging from providing tree removal services

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.

Florence impacts force Farmin’ on Front to close indefinitely

Farmin' on Front, a grocery store in downtown Wilmington, will close its doors indefinitely Wednesday.

FEMA opens recovery center in Bladen County

North Carolina Emergency Management and FEMA opened a disaster recovery center in Elizabethtown, and will open additional centers in affected areas in the coming days.

Brunswick County lifts burn ban for unincorporated areas

Brunswick County officials on Monday announced that they have lifted a burn ban for unincorporated areas of the county.

Some UNCW students return; 400 still displaced as classes begin after hurricane

Now, the university has set up cots in Hanover Gym for students who were not offered a hotel room and do not have anyone to stay with.

School buses and debris pick-up to cause traffic delays in Boiling Spring Lakes

School bus pick-ups and debris puck-ups will cause traffic delays throughout Boiling Spring Lakes this week.

Cross Creek subdivision in need of donations following devastating flooding

Community members in the Cross Creek subdivision are in need of supplies as they work to clean out and rebuild dozens of homes inundated with floodwaters.

Hundreds in shelters 3 weeks after Florence reached land

Hundreds of displaced residents remained in eastern North Carolina shelters three weeks after Hurricane Florence's eye reached the Atlantic coast.

FEMA says housing assistance on the way, but has no timeline

The state has started the process of bringing FEMA housing assistance to the area, but there are still several hurdles to jump through.

Crews continue work to clear Florence debris

Clearing debris left behind by Hurricane Florence is expected to take several weeks.

Park damaged by Hurricane Florence ready for Food Truck Rodeo this weekend

Taste treats from more than 30 food trucks at weekend event.

Businesses closed during Florence can recover operating expenses through SBA loan

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.

Oil spilled at two waste sites during Hurricane Florence; Pender County forgot to empty tanks before the storm

Waste motor oil spills are being cleaned up at two sites in Pender County — the Canetuck Convenience Center at 721 Canetuck Road and the Whitestocking Convenience Center at 196 Whitestocking Road.

Most Brunswick County students to return to school Oct. 8

Students in Brunswick County will return to class on Monday, Oct. 8, according to school district officials.

Time running out to apply for disaster food stamps

Residents have until Saturday, Oct. 6 to apply for D-SNAP benefits

Voter registration deadline extended for counties hit hardest by Hurricane Florence

Voter registration deadline has been extended for counties impacted by Hurricane Florence.

’It felt so overwhelming’: Company pays for employee home repairs after Hurricane Florence

Monteith Construction, a general contractor, has canceled its annual retreat and will instead use the money to cover insurance deductibles and other costs from damage to employees' properties.

Congressional leaders hold post-Florence round table for local elected officials

Rep. George Holding, Rep. David Rouzer and Majority Whip Steve Scalise met with local leaders to go through the issues they are experiencing after Hurricane Florence