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Oct 19, 2018

Benefits Spring Up In Florence’s Wake

By Staff Reports, posted About 3 hours ago

The aftermath of Hurricane Florence left the region with downed trees, flooded homes and displaced residents in need. This destruction, however, was met with people ready to help.   As the community started recovery, it also got together to initiate benefits that would contribute to organizations that are serving others.   One of those events was Wilmington S ...

Oct 19, 2018

Insurance Industry Sees A Flood Of Claims

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted About 4 hours ago

As Ian Archibald awaited the arrival of a State Farm Insurance adjuster at his Wilmington home on Oct. 9, his mind was also on a much more damaged property.   His wife’s home in Wallace was flooded completely as a result of Hurricane Florence, which made landfall Sept. 14 near Wrightsville Beach before dumping more than 2 feet of rain on the Duplin County town ...

Oct 16, 2018

ILM Traffic Drops In September

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 16, 2018

Wilmington International Airport had a dip in September traffic in both passengers and cargo to and from the airport, according to the latest statistics released Tuesday. Departures in September were just over 30,300, down from about 47,200 passengers in August, about a 36 percent drop, the numbers show. The departures figure was also down from 35,000 passengers in Sept ...

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Oct 12, 2018

American Airlines Resumes Normal Schedule After Canceled ILM Flights

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 12, 2018

American Airlines flights at the Wilmington International Airport returned to a normal schedule midday Friday following several cancelations at the airport because of Hurricane Michael. Fifteen American inbound and outbound flights at the airport were canceled between Thursday and Friday morning, according to Gary Broughton, deputy airport director at the Wilmington Int ...

Oct 11, 2018

Officials at a center in Wilmington that counsels business owners are encouraging them to remember long-term goals in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Heather McWhorter, regional director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at 803 S. College Road in Wilmington, said she has hired three business recovery interns from UNCW to assist in the cen ...

Oct 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday on the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane and could reach the Carolinas by Thursday, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The NWS has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Southeastern North Carolina. Forecasters said Wednesday that the storm is likely to bring tropical storm ...

Oct 8, 2018

Business owners and residents are advised to prepare for more rain and possible flooding expected later this week in the still-recovering Wilmington area. Hurricane Michael, a Category 1 storm as of Monday morning, is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle, according to a National Weather Service news briefing. The storm system was forecasted to make it ...

Oct 8, 2018

Airlines Canceled More Than 150 ILM Flights Because Of Florence

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 8, 2018

The Wilmington International Airport lost several commercial flights because of Hurricane Florence. Airlines canceled 153 flights at the Wilmington International Airport (ILM) through the storm, which made landfall on the Carolina coast Sept. 14, said Julie Wilsey, ILM's airport director. The last commercial flight prior to the hurricane's impact was on ...

Oct 5, 2018

When disaster strikes, many people ask: How can I help?   In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we’ve seen this selfless response countless times across eastern North Carolina. In heroic first responders saving lives. In nonprofit organizations providing food, shelter and comfort. In people and businesses donating money and volunteer time. In neighbor helpin ...

Oct 5, 2018

Officials Survey Business After Florence

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Oct 5, 2018

Local governments, businesses and residents are not the only ones in recovery mode from Hurricane Florence. The region’s economic development leaders are busy with post-storm economic development efforts.   North Carolina’s Southeast is working in conjunction with the N.C. Department of Commerce on an intensive assessment on the immediate impacts of the ...

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