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 […]

Kure Beach experiences wastewater spill

Kure Beach had a discharge of untreated wastewater totaling around 30,000 gallons caused by the heavy rains that hit the area on Sunday. According to a news release, about 25,000 gallons were discharged at the intersection of H Avenue and Fort Fisher Boulevard South and about 5,000 gallons flowed into the 100 block of K […]

NCDOT to build temporary road to help Porters Neck residents stranded by flood


In an effort to help residents who are trying to deal with the heavily flooded and virtually impassable Edgewater Club Road in the Porters Neck area of northern New Hanover County, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to build a temporary rock road through the flooded area beginning Wednesday morning. According to New Hanover […]

Crime notebook: Man shot, tied up in armed robbery; suspect caught trying to break into business where owner slept

Paul Fredrick McNally

New Hanover County A 68-year-old man was reportedly shot during an armed robbery Monday night in New Hanover County. The victim was at his home in the 4700 block of Ilex Drive, when he heard a knock at his door at about 8 p.m. Monday, according to New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Lt. Jerry […]

McCrory visits Brunswick County, surveys damage

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Governor Pat McCrory visited Brunswick and Bladen Counties Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the recent heavy rains. According to local officials, the county received at least 18 inches of rain during the storm and massive flooding occurred in areas throughout both counties. “The major impact of the storm did not hit us and […]

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 […]

Police: Suspect in multiple armed robberies arrested by U.S. Marshals

Quinton Jamir Hall

A Wilmington man has been arrested in connection with multiple armed robberies reported in Wilmington. Quinton Jamir Hall, 28, was arrested Thursday afternoon on Market Street by the U.S. Marshals Service, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley. He has been charged with four counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and four counts […]

UPDATE: American Red Cross to open shelter Monday afternoon; NHC closes emergency shelter at Trask Middle School

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

UPDATE: Monday, 1 p.m. New Hanover County Emergency Management has announced that the New Hanover County operated shelter at Trask Middle School was closed as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. The American Red Cross will open a shelter at 4 p.m. Monday, at the Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington. —- […]

Questions about the storm? New Hanover County opens info center, hotline

New Hanover County logo

According to county officials, New Hanover County has activated the Joint Information Center (JIC) in response to torrential rainfall. Located at the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center, the JIC will coordinate the release of information concerning the storm and response activities. The JIC is the collaboration between local and regional emergency management partner organizations […]

UPDATE: Area schools, government offices closed Monday

Topsail Beach feels the effects of the weekend's storms. This photo was taken Sunday, Oct. 4 around 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy Susan Hyde)

UPDATED: Monday, 8:15 a.m. Due to flooding and continued rainfall, several area schools and government offices will be closed on Monday, Oct. 5. New Hanover County New Hanover County government offices are closed. Essential employees should report as scheduled. County Commissioner meeting is canceled. Agenda items will be rescheduled for the October 19, 2015 regular board […]

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