Friday is the last day to register to vote in North Carolina ahead of the November election

The New Hanover  County Board of Elections office is in Suite 38 at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington.

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina before the Nov. 8 Presidential Election is this week. Residents have until Friday, Oct. 14, to sign up to vote. Forms must be turned into the board of elections office in their county or postmarked by that date in order to be valid. Registration can also […]

Brunswick County cancels school for students on Wednesday

Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools.

This story was updated Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to include school closings for Pender County BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Hurricane Matthew has passed, but Brunswick County is still feeling the weather’s wrath. Brunswick County Schools will be closed for students tomorrow the district announced Tuesday. “Brunswick County is very large,” the district’s announcement states. “Hurricane Matthew […]

Hurricane Matthew brings damage, flooding to the Cape Fear coast (slideshow)

downtown Wilmington during Hurricane Matthew

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Residents throughout the Cape Fear Region felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew as the storm moved through the area Saturday bringing property damage, flooding, wide-spread power outages and road and bridge closures to many coastal communities. Waters rose along the Cape Fear Riverfront in downtown Wilmington and flooded much of Water […]

Numbers, websites, social media pages you need to know during Hurricane Matthew


SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Heavy rains, wide-spread power outages and flooding is expected for the Cape Fear region as Hurricane Matthew reaches the area Saturday. Emergency personnel and officials with New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties are keeping area residents informed through various outlets. We have a list of some of the information you need […]

Hurricane Matthew: Pender County urges people in mobile homes, low-lying areas to comply if asked to evacuate

The National Weather Service Hurricane Matthew map from Friday morning, Oct. 7.

Updated on Friday, 4 p.m. – this story now includes information about shelters in Pender County PENDER COUNTY — With Hurricane Matthew’s latest track taking a more northern route and the latest alerts from the National Weather Service warning of “life-threatening” flooding, Pender County Emergency Management is urging people living in mobile homes to evacuate […]

Hurricane Matthew: Updated closings, postponements and alerts

The sign outside Farmer's Supply in Wilmington asking Hurricane Matthew to turn away from the area. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Updated on Friday, Oct. 7 at 9:40 a.m. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the area this weekend. Due to the incoming storm, there have been changes to several events scheduled to take place this week. We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. Send your cancellations and postponements to […]

Cape Fear counties issue states of emergency, voluntary evacuations as Hurricane Matthew approaches

Boats in the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville beach were lifted out of the water in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA —Hurricane Matthew was once again upgraded to a Category 4 storm on Thursday and millions are evacuating in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. The storm’s impact on North Carolina looks to less eventful than previously thought. The eye of the storm is predicted to miss the state. However, officials from emergency management, […]

Hurricane Matthew’s track still uncertain, but heavy rainfall expected in the area

Hurricane Matthew's track as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters are still uncertain about whether or not Hurricane Matthew, which Wednesday night was a Category 3 storm, will hit southeastern North Carolina. According to the 7 p.m. update from the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, the latest tracks show the storm hugging the east coast of Florida up to South Carolina before turning […]

Cape Fear counties monitor Hurricane Matthew; some beach towns issue voluntary evacuations

Carolina Beach Lake was pumped down in anticipation of heavy rainfall from Hurricane Matthew. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Updated Thursday, Oct. 6, 11:45 a.m. SOUTHEASTERN, NORTH CAROLINA — While forcasters with the National Weather Service say the track of Hurricane Matthew is somewhat unknown, counties in the Cape Fear region are monitoring conditions and some area beach towns in the area have issued voluntary evacuations. New Hanover County New Hanover County issued a state of […]

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