News Briefs

  • Flooding Threatens Coastal Water Quality

    The aftermath of Hurricane Florence has put at risk water quality due to flooding two coal ash plants and several hog lagoons plus partially treated sewage spilling into the Cape Fear River.

  • Carteret County Opens Sites for Storm Debris

    Three temporary debris sites opened Friday in Carteret County to accommodate the vast amount of vegetative debris and construction and demolition debris caused by Hurricane Florence.

  • Jacksonville Officials Warn of Congestion

    Because of heavy traffic on the Jacksonville bypass, work on the damaged traffic signals at the intersection of N.C. 24, U.S. 258 and N.C. 53 Intersection has been delayed and travelers should avoid the area.

  • Cooper Seeks Special Legislative Session

    Gov. Roy Cooper has requested that the N.C. General Assembly convene for a special session in October to address initial funding needs related to Hurricane Florence recovery.

  • DHHS Seeks Volunteers in Health Fields

    North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services officials are encouraging nurses, physicians, behavioral health professionals and others interested in volunteering to help people affected by Hurricane Florence to get connected with the appropriate resources and organizations.

  • Jacksonville Says Streets Nearly All Cleared

    Jacksonville officials said Wednesday that more than 90 percent of streets are now open to traffic, while some still have impediments and a few streets in the city are impassable.

  • Brunswick County Warns of Scammers

    Brunswick County officials are warning of scammers in the area and have announced food and water distributions Wednesday as work continues to restore water service.

  • Festival to Shine Light on Native Plants

    If you’re looking to incorporate more native plants into your landscape, learn how during the fourth annual Cape Fear Native Plant Sale Sept. 15 at the New Hanover Arboretum in Wilmington.