News & Features

  • Cooper: $1.5 Billion In Storm Recovery Needs

    As Hurricane Michael neared the Gulf Coast with North Carolina in the forecast track, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that $1.5 billion is needed for long-term Hurricane Florence recovery needs.

  • Coastal Communities Grapple With Debris

    Weeks after Hurricane Florence, communities along the N.C. coast are still dealing with vast amounts and various types of storm debris, bringing in contractors to help clear the roadside piles.

  • Transportation Costs Could Total $266 Million

    N.C. transportation officials presented damage reports, repair-time estimates and cost projections to a legislative committee Wednesday, framing Florence as North Carolina’s costliest storm.

  • Studying Bacteria In Florence’s Wake

    North Carolina scientists are gathering data in the wake of Florence in hopes they can get a better count of cases of a serious bacterial infection associated with flooding.

  • Deal Reached on Sunset Beach Dredging

    After about two years of discussions, the Sunset Beach Town Council appears to be heeding environmental concerns and advancing plans to dredge only a portion of Jinks Creek.

  • Flooded Again: Long-Term Fixes Needed

    A recent report found that government buyouts for getting people out of floodplains haven’t worked, partly because residents return or relocate to areas proven vulnerable to flooding.

  • Officials Assess Damage to Parks, Beaches

    Officials at state and national parks and reserves along the North Carolina coast are still surveying the damage from Hurricane Florence, even as some have reopened to the public.

  • Florence: Nasty Water, Mounting Damage

    Threats to water quality and public health are among the concerns officials and coastal advocates are watching, as the extent and scope of Hurricane Florence’s toll in eastern North Carolina becomes clearer.

  • Parts of NC Coast Remain Isolated, Flooded

    A week after Hurricane Florence and just as some beach towns begin to allow re-entry for residents and contractors, parts of eastern North Carolina are cut off by flooding and otherwise impassable highways and roadways.

  • Cooper: ‘Significant Resources’ Needed

    Gov. Roy Cooper, during an appearance with other state and federal officials Wednesday in Newport, said he and President Trump had spoken about North Carolina’s urgent and long-term needs in the wake of Hurricane Florence.