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Sep 20, 2018

Open For Business: New Announcements (Sept. 20)

By Johanna Cano, posted About 2 hours ago

More area businesses are opening Wednesday following impacts of Hurricane Florence. Below is a running list of some of those locations. To see a full list of opening announcements, click here. Banks and Credit Unions • BB&T offices at 4320 S. 17th Street and 301 S. College Road are currently open. Drive-thru offices are open at 1313 Military Cutoff R ...

Sep 20, 2018

Storm Relief Efforts Ongoing Throughout The Region

By Cece Nunn, posted About 4 hours ago

Nonprofit organizations, local companies and individuals were helping with relief efforts in the Cape Fear region Thursday to distribute food, water and services throughout the Wilmington area, with a major operation set up at the 32-acre Wilmington campus of a local church. Convoy of Hope, a Springfield, Missouri-based international humanitarian-relief organizatio ...

Sep 20, 2018

Power Outages Remain In New Hanover County

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

More than 20,000 Duke Energy customers were still without power Thursday, but some of the area's businesses and retail centers have come back online and are open or planning to open after Hurricane Florence. Businesses, such as those in Mayfaire Town Center, have regained power and are working on resuming operations. Officials with the shopping center said Thursday ...

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Lessons Learned from a False Alarm

Posted Aug 15, 2018
You may have heard about New Hanover County Government Center’s inadvertent emergency alert that happened on Aug. 1. The alert was treated as a real threat, employees evacuated the building, and law enforcement responded.

It turned out to be a false alarm and everyone was safe, but here is how the story played out.

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Sep 20, 2018

Smith Moore Leatherwood To Merge With Philadelphia Firm

By Johanna Cano, posted About 6 hours ago

Law firm Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP is set to merge with Fox Rothschild LLP with the goal of expanding the firms' geographic reach in the Southeast and adding practitioners who focus on different legal issues. The merger, expected to take effect Nov. 1, will add 130 attorneys to Fox Rothschild, for a combined total of 900 attorneys, according to a news release. ...

Sep 19, 2018

As of Wednesday afternoon, the North Carolina Attorney General's office reported that there had already been 650 complaints about price gouging in areas of the state affected by Hurricane Florence. Price gouging is defined as excessive pricing in the wake of a disaster and emergency declaration, said Ben David, district attorney for New Hanover and Pender ...

Sep 19, 2018

Downtown Recovery Ongoing, Flooding Still An Issue

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Sep 19, 2018

Downtown Wilmington is beginning to make strides in its Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, but residents and businesses along the riverfront are still at risk of flooding, officials said during a city-county briefing Wednesday. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said that the Cape Fear River is expected to rise in downtown Wilmington three or four feet, which will mainl ...

Sep 19, 2018

Tips On What To Do Now For Storm Damage

By Vicky Janowski, posted Sep 19, 2018

Power is getting restored, and cleanup crews are starting to make their rounds. But for others who sustained damage during Hurricane Florence, it still might be awhile before they can start repairs on their homes and businesses.   Some local experts share some tips about what to do right now before contractors and insurance adjusters can get to your property.   ...

Sep 19, 2018

Open For Business: Overall Openings Lists

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 19, 2018

Despite supply lines still being largely cut off because of Hurricane Florence’s damage, services and businesses are beginning to come back online. Below is a running list of some of those locations.   AUTO SERVICES • The Flying Locksmiths, 9970 Beach Drive Unit 13, Calabash; opened in limited areas. BANKS AND CREDIT UNIONS • First Citizens ...

Sep 18, 2018

Open For Business: New Announcements (Sept. 18)

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 18, 2018

Despite supply lines still being largely cutoff because of Hurricane Florence’s damage, services and businesses are beginning to come back online. Below is a running list of some of those locations.   HOME REPAIRS • Cape Fear Solar Systems, 901 Martin St., is open for business and receiving calls for battery backup systems to go with solar. (91 ...

Sep 18, 2018

In Storm's Aftermath, Gas, Supplies Filter In

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 18, 2018

More businesses and stores began to open Tuesday in Wilmington as residents dealing with the fallout from Hurricane Florence searched for gas and supplies and food distribution centers opened throughout the region. Flooding remained a concern in New Hanover and Brunswick counties and particularly in Pender County. Additionally, more than 60,000 households were still wit ...

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