Troopers target I-40 during statewide holiday safety campaign

Troopers and wildlife officers will be on the look-out for impaired drivers on the roadways and waterways. Courtesy photo.

Troopers with the N.C. State Highway Patrol and local authorities are participating in a statewide safety campaign on heavily traveled interstates during the Thanksgiving holiday. Among those targeted in the Cape Fear region include Interstate 40. Highway patrol and the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program will be joined by law enforcement agencies across the state […]

NCDOT closing N.C. 133 at Leland interchange this weekend

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation are closing a portion of N.C. 133 for roadwork this weekend. N.C. 133 will be completely closed between the interchange ramps for U.S. 17/74/76 near the Belville-Leland area, according to a notice from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The road closure will begin at 9 a.m., Friday […]

Wilmington police warn community about return of IRS phone scam

The Wilmington Police Department is warning the community of a phone scam that has returned to the area. The phone scam is a call from someone falsely claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, who demands the victim to pay a fake tax bill, according to police spokeswoman Linda Rawley. “They con the victim […]

Ferries delayed due to high water levels

Boat commuters may have noticed a spike in ferry route suspensions in the last couple of weeks. The Southport – Fort Fisher ferry, for instance, has had delays or cancellations every day this week so far. According to N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division Communications Officer Tim Hass, this is yet another side effect of […]

UPDATE: Coastal flood warning in effect; rain totals reach 12 inches in Cape Fear region

As meteorologists call for continued heavy rainfall, a flash flood warning is in effect for the Cape Fear region Monday morning. Photo by James Mieczkowski.

UPDATE: Monday, 2:30 p.m. While a coastal flood warning is in effect until Monday evening, forecasters with the National Weather Service have released their unofficial rainfall totals for the Cape Fear region over the last three days. According to a rain gauge report released by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday afternoon, many areas […]

Gallery: Back-to-back storms bring flooding to the area

Canal Drive and Carl Winner Drive in Carolina Beach 10_2_15(1)

  For Wilmington-area residents persistent precipitation has left the ground over-saturated and low-lying areas flooded. Port City Daily has been keeping an eye on road closures and flooded areas, particularly in the beach towns, which have already seen significant amounts of rainfall and beach erosion due to the storms that have been pounding the region. […]

UPDATE: Wilmington joins New Hanover, Brunswick counties declare states of emergency

Residents in Carolina Beach standing on the peer. Photo by Hanna Leava.

UPDATED: Friday, 9:30 p.m. Brunswick County is opening a shelter at West Brunswick High School after receiving reports of significant flooding in the Carolina Shores area. The shelter will allow pets. Crews are in the Carolina Shores area working to check neighborhoods and evacuate residents as needed. Residents whose homes are taking in water should […]

Red Cross readies for storm response

The local chapter of the American Red Cross is gearing up to provide disaster relief should heavy rainfall lead to flooding in the area. Image courtesy Cape Fear chapter of the American Red Cross.

As the Category 4 hurricane Joaquin continues to move north through the Atlantic Ocean, the American Red Cross is mobilizing in the Cape Fear region and across the state. James Jarvis, disaster program specialist with the local chapter of the Red Cross, said even if the storm weakens, as predicted, before nearing the east coast, […]

UPDATE: Hurricane Joaquin expected to move farther east

Joaquin Friday Morning

UPDATE: Friday, 8:05 a.m. Forecasters have reduced the chance of Hurricane Joaquin making direct landfall in the Cape Fear Region to five percent. The ground is saturated in many locations and the risk for excessive rainfall is moderate to high across our area. As a result, some areas may see life threatening flooding develop through […]

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