Weather-related delays for Monday

There won’t be snow but the threat of flooding in low-lying areas and the potential for freezing temperatures during the early morning hours has prompted some weather-related delays for Monday, February 8. If your business or event is affected by the weather, email the information to the Port City Daily newsroom at and we’ll […]

Weather-related closings, delays: Brunswick, New Hanover Schools operating on two-hour delay

Motorists maneuver around a downed tree on Shipyard Boulevard. Photo by Jonathan Spiers.

Due to predictions of inclement weather affecting the Cape Fear Region overnight and into Friday, two area school systems will be operating on a delay. All Brunswick County Schools will be operating on a two-hour delay for both staff and students on Friday, Jan. 22, according to school officials. Essential administrative and operations staff should […]

UPDATE: Freezing rain advisory lifed for New Hanover, Brunswick

The freezing rain advisory for New Hanover and Brunswick counties was lifted Friday morning. Surrounding counties continue to be under the advisory. Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service.

UPDATE: 9:30 a.m., Friday The freezing rain advisory for inland New Hanover and Brunswick counties has been removed. Forecasters with the National Weather Service (NWS) lifted the advisory at about 9 a.m. Friday. Scattered rainfall is expected throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties, according to Steve Pfaff, NWS warning coordination meteorologist. Predictions of moderate to heavy […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Riverfest, area events canceled due to Hurricane Joaquin

Attractions on Water Street stretch as far south as The George restaurant, where a stand-up paddle race started this morning.

Due to the impact Hurricane Joaquin is expected to have on the Cape Fear Region later this week, the annual Riverfest celebration in downtown Wilmington has been postponed. The festival, originally set for Oct. 2-4 along Water Street, will now be held during a weekend in November, according to Riverfest chairman Chris Snowden. Snowden said […]

UPDATE: Joaquin becomes a Category 3 hurricane

Map of precipitable water for Friday showing how moisture will be angled from Joaquin right into the Carolinas. Photo Courtesy of NWS.

UPDATE: Wednesday, 11 p.m. Hurricane Joaquin has become a Category 3 storm as it moves toward the central Bahamas, according to the National Hurricane Center. —- UPDATE: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Hurricane Joaquin’s predicted track has shifted farther west with several National Weather Service computer models now predicting landfall off the northern North Carolina coast in three […]

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