Tractor-trailer hanging over bridge on I-95 in Florence County

Tractor-trailer hanging over bridge on I-95 in Florence County

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — A tractor-trailer is hanging over a bridge on I-95 in Florence County. The wreck is near the 155 exit in the southbound lane in Florence County. Community members said a car on the road appears to have been involved in the crash. – Advertisement – Traffic is backed up for several miles up to the Timmonsville exit. Read more here. SHARE Facebook Twitter

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Man receives new hearing aids after losing one during Hurricane Florence

Man receives new hearing aids after losing one during Hurricane Florence

James Chadwick gets fitted for a receives a hearing aid on November 7, 2019 (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY) WILMINGTON (WWAY) — A Wilmington man got fitted for hearing aids at no cost. James Chadwick was born deaf in one ear and gradually, hearing in his right ear declined. The sound being too loud isn’t something James Chadwick has dealt with lately. James lost a hearing aid during Hurricane Florence in 2018. – Advertisement…

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Chef Tyler Florence coming to Wilmington for GLOW Academy fundraiser

Chef Tyler Florence coming to Wilmington for GLOW Academy fundraiser

Tyler Florence (Photo: Matt Harbicht/Verbatim Photo Agency) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Another Food Network star is coming to Wilmington to support the GLOW Academy. Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence is planning a visit in January to share his signature culinary style during three special events. – Advertisement – There will be an exclusive dinner for no more than 24 guests in a private home on January 23, and breakfast and lunch events both to be held…

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Volunteers plant trees after Hurricane Florence damage

Volunteers plant trees after Hurricane Florence damage

Volunteers plant trees in front of Martin Luther King Center in Downtown Wilmington on November 2, 2019 (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson / WWAY) WILMINGTON (WWAY)– The Alliance for Cape Fear Trees and other organizations planted dozens of canopy trees in the areas Hurricane Florence destroyed. A spokesperson says it was the largest tree planting they’ve had. – Advertisement – She says prior to this tree planting, volunteers have already put trees on the Riverwalk, Greenfield…

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North Carolina House begins to advance $257M hurricane aid bill

North Carolina House begins to advance $257M hurricane aid bill

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Storm damage from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN) RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina legislators are aiming to locate more funds to help with the recovery from three recent hurricanes, with an emphasis on lessening damages in future storms. The House budget-writing committee voted on Wednesday for a bill that would allocate $257 million from state coffers for disaster recovery. Nearly $110 million would…

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Baby born by candlelight in laundry room amid tornado

Baby born by candlelight in laundry room amid tornado

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ROWLETT, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — A baby girl made her entrance into this world one week after her due date amid the sound of blaring tornado sirens and the soft glow of candlelight. The Bump Birthing Center in Rowlett welcomed the newborn in their laundry room Sunday night during storms that caused widespread damage in North Dallas, Preston Hollow and all the way across to Richardson, crossing the intersection of…

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Tornado hits Dallas leaving widespread damage and power outages

Tornado hits Dallas leaving widespread damage and power outages

DALLAS (CBS)— Crews searched Monday through the rubble of buildings torn apart by a tornado that ripped through the Dallas area the night before, causing damage to homes and businesses and knocking out electricity to tens of thousands of people. Radar confirmed the tornado hit the ground near Love Field Airport and moved northeast through the city around 9 p.m. Sunday, said National Weather Service meteorologist Jason Godwin. There were no reports of fatalities or…

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The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Post Tropical Nestor (Photo: WWAY) MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. – Advertisement – Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for southern Georgia. Radar indicated possible tornados in areas around Rhine, Georgia and Vienna, Georgia. But there was no…

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Tropical Storm Nestor still on track to bring rain, wind to Wilmington

Tropical Storm Nestor still on track to bring rain, wind to Wilmington

The storm currently has 50 mph sustained winds as it prepares to make landfall near Florida, as of 11 a.m. Saturday. WILMINGTON — Hours after it makes landfall along the Florida coast, Tropical Storm Nestor is forecast to bring 2-4 inches of rain to the Cape Fear region starting late Saturday afternoon. The system, which developed into the 2019 hurricane season’s 14th named storm on Friday, began to lose its tropical features as it inched closer to making…

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Tropical Storm Nestor to drop 2-4 inches of rain on Wilmington area

Tropical Storm Nestor to drop 2-4 inches of rain on Wilmington area

The storm currently as 50 mph sustained winds as it prepares to make landfall near Florida, as of 11 a.m. Saturday. WILMINGTON — Hours after it makes landfall along the Florida coast, Tropical Storm Nestor is forecast to bring 2-4 inches of rain to the Cape Fear region starting late Saturday afternoon. The system, which developed into the 2019 hurricane season’s 14th named storm on Friday, began to lose its tropical features as it inched closer to making…

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Vivian Howard helps out chef after Hurricane Dorian

KINSTON, NC (WCTI) — Vivian Howard, renowned chef and star of PBS’s “A Chef’s Life”, has been cooking in Kinston for about 14 years. She owns restaurant The Chef and the Farmer, as well as other restaurants in the area. She’s currently veering away from her usual food creations to create a different kind of project: a T-Shirt. She’s selling those T-shirts– with the slogan “One Island Under Tacos” printed on it– to benefit Eduardo…

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Brunswick County culvert damaged by Hurricane Florence to be replaced

Brunswick County culvert damaged by Hurricane Florence to be replaced

Joey Chandler @ByJoeyChandler Tuesday Oct 15, 2019 at 3:17 PM Oct 15, 2019 at 3:19 PM Lane closures begin Wednesday BOILING SPRING LAKES — Replacements for a Brunswick County culvert damaged by Hurricane Florence start this month. Beginning Wednesday, the N.C. Department of Transportation will have intermittent lane closures on River Road (N.C. 133) in both directions as crews prepare to replace the failed culvert. A section of River Road will be closed to traffic while crews put in the new culvert starting Oct. 21…

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New Hanover receives $4M to remove Florence debris from creeks

New Hanover receives $4M to remove Florence debris from creeks

Smith Creek park on Oct. 15, 2019. (Photo: Tamara Norman) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — More than a year after Hurricane Florence, New Hanover County has been awarded more than $4 million in federal assistance to remove debris and sedimentation from streams and waterways. Through the Emergency Watershed Protection Program, this will improve watersheds that were impacted by Florence debris, increasing water flow and reducing flooding threats to properties. – Advertisement – New Hanover…

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Carolina Hurricanes auctioning off Backstreet Boys’ show-worn jerseys

Carolina Hurricanes auctioning off Backstreet Boys’ show-worn jerseys

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Backstreet Boys wearing Carolina Hurricanes gear (Photo: Carolina Hurricanes/Twitter) RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) — Call it “a bunch of jerks” meets a bunch of hunks. If you want a lasting memory of when the Backstreet Boys came to Raleigh, you can now bid on the Carolina Hurricanes jerseys they wore during the show. Backstreet’s BACK (in red & black) Thanks for repping the #Canes & rocking @PNCArena, @backstreetboys! pic.twitter.com/MDEMFEnDDK —…

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Museum reveals ‘Deadly Dozen’ exhibit on deadliest hurricanes to impact the coast

Museum reveals ‘Deadly Dozen’ exhibit on deadliest hurricanes to impact the coast

SOUTHPORT,NC (WWAY) — The Southport Maritime Museum revealed it’s “Deadly Dozen” hurricane exhibit this weekend and it was quite a hit. The exhibit dives into the history of the 12 deadliest hurricanes that impacted the lower Cape Fear region. – Advertisement – “Brunswick County is one of the largest growing state’s in North Carolina so we have a lot of people who are coming into the region who aren’t familiar with hurricanes and I know…

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Southport maritime museum debuts 'Deadly Dozen' hurricane exhibit

Southport maritime museum debuts 'Deadly Dozen' hurricane exhibit

The museum’s new permanent exhibit charts the impacts of 12 influential storms from Hazel to Florence. WILMINGTON – Hurricane season may be nearing its end, but the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport believes it is never too early or late to be prepared. On Saturday, the museum will officially debut its new exhibit, The Deadly Dozen, a permanent showcase of the 12 deadliest hurricanes to hit the Cape Fear region since 1954’s Hurricane Hazel. The…

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Don’t suffer twice in a hurricane: How to avoid scams

Don’t suffer twice in a hurricane: How to avoid scams

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Too often people who are impacted the most by hurricanes find themselves victims again when it comes time to make repairs.  Scam artists flood hurricane devastated areas looking for easy money from people who are at their most vulnerable. It is possible to avoid scams, however.  Attorney Stacy Miller of the Miller Law Group says step one is to use reputable companies.  You should find…

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NC man wins $100,000 lottery scratch off, vows to help hurricane victims

NC man wins $100,000 lottery scratch off, vows to help hurricane victims

Jerry Wood (Photo: NC Education Lottery) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — A Raleigh man plans to use his lottery winnings to help those devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Jerry Wood won $100,000, no doubt a stroke of good fortune. However, he knows there are less fortunate in the state who are still recovering from the storm. With his newfound winnings, Wood feels compelled to help. – Advertisement – “There’s a lot of people out on Ocracoke Island that still…

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Reimer records 47 saves as Hurricanes improve to 4-0

Reimer records 47 saves as Hurricanes improve to 4-0

Carolina Hurricanes goalkeeper James Reimer. (Photo: Carolina Hurricanes) SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Dzingel scored two goals and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight victory to begin the season, equaling the best start in franchise history. Teuvo Teravainen and Jordan Staal each had a goal and an assist for Carolina, which scored four times in the first period and opened a 5-0 lead after 21½ minutes….

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Fair Bluff still struggling 3 years after Hurricane Matthew

Fair Bluff still struggling 3 years after Hurricane Matthew

FAIR BLUFF, NC (WWAY) — Tuesday marks three years since Hurricane Matthew. More than $1 billion in state and federal money has been spent on recovery, but many are still struggling. One area especially devastated was the town of Fair Bluff in Columbus County. As many were just beginning to recover, Hurricane Florence flooded the town again just two years later. – Advertisement – “It was a disaster,” said Fair Bluff Mayor Billy Hammond. “We…

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Reimagined hurricane exhibit to debut at maritime museum

Reimagined hurricane exhibit to debut at maritime museum

North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (Photo: Facebook) SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — The updated hurricane exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport debuts just days shy of the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel’s landfall. The museum, located at 204 E. Moore St. in Southport, will officially debut the redesigned and enhanced hurricane exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 in the museum’s gallery. – Advertisement – In addition to the updated…

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New Hanover Schools announce makeup days due to Hurricane Dorian

New Hanover Schools announce makeup days due to Hurricane Dorian

Classroom (Photo: Fbot / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Schools have announced when students will have to make up classtime after being out for Hurricane Dorian in September. The following previously scheduled teacher workdays will now serve as student makeup dates for each school calendar listed: – Advertisement – Traditional Schools and Pre-K Schools: January 2 and January 3Year-round Schools (Codington, Eaton and Sunset Park): December…

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SC remembers 7 officers injured, killed in Florence ambush

SC remembers 7 officers injured, killed in Florence ambush

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Several law enforcement officers were shot in Florence, SC, on Oct. 3, 2018. (Photo: WBTW) FLORENCE, SC (AP) — It’s been one year since an ambush in Florence, South Carolina, left two officers dead and five others wounded. News outlets report hundreds gathered Thursday to remember the fallen and salute those who survived the deadly ambush. Blue lights citywide were lit in support of the so-called “Florence 7.” –…

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Heart of Heroes: Show features hurricane’s aftermath in Rocky Point

Heart of Heroes: Show features hurricane’s aftermath in Rocky Point

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Hearts of Heroes will be airing a new episode over the weekend. This time it will feature the Rocky Point community in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. As Florence dissipated, the real problems began in Pender County, when flood waters kept rising. – Advertisement – This week’s episode will show the US Coast Guard flying in to save those caught in the rising waters,…

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Hamilton, Hurricanes top Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

Hamilton, Hurricanes top Canadiens 4-3 in shootout

A packed PNC Arena on Thursday as the Carolina Hurricanes opened up season against Montreal. (Photo: Carolina Hurricanes) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes rode a second-half surge all the way to the Eastern Conference final last season. They started their follow-up season with a strong finish to their first game. Dougie Hamilton scored in the shootout, Petr Mrazek stopped three shots in the tiebreaker and the Hurricanes beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 on…

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Carolina Hurricanes unveil team’s official beer ‘Storm Brew’

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Storm Brew (Photo: R&D Brewing) RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — The Carolina Hurricanes now have an official beer. Storm Brew, brewed by R&D Brewing, is launching this week at PNC Arena. The beer is described as a light lager with 4.2-percent Alcohol by Volume with 2.4 carbs and 97 calories. – Advertisement – A release says the product will be available in stores in October. A launch party will be…

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Church celebrates rededication after being displaced by Hurricane Florence

Cape Fear Presbyterian Church (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hurricane Florence forced members of Cape Fear Presbyterian Church in Wilmington out of their building for almost a year. Now they are finally moved back in, and church members say it’s been a long wait. – Advertisement – “We’re so excited to be back in our home church,” Worship Committee Chairman Regina Hawse said. “It’s beautiful. There’s been so much work done. It’s been a…

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Swimmers warned to avoid ocean due to Hurricane Lorenzo

Swimmers warned to avoid ocean due to Hurricane Lorenzo

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Ocean waves (Photo: WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning swimmers in North Carolina to avoid the Atlantic Ocean because of rip currents created by Hurricane Lorenzo. Although the National Hurricane Center puts the center of Lorenzo more than 1,000 miles southwest of the Azores, the weather service says elevated rip current risks exist along the coast for most of the week. – Advertisement –…

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Pender raises almost $6,000 for Ocracoke School damaged in hurricane

Pender raises almost $6,000 for Ocracoke School damaged in hurricane

Kindergarten friends from Ms Dobel’s class are “paying it forward” to help the Ocracoke community as they recover from Hurricane Dorian. (Photo: Topsail Elementary School) BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — Last year, the Pender County community banded together to persevere through the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Generosity from groups and organizations around the state, region and nation helped area residents get back on their feet. Following Hurricane Dorian, the Ocracoke community suffered similar hardships. Pender County…

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Halloween 'One Tree Hill' event cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian damage

Halloween 'One Tree Hill' event cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian damage

Friends with Benefit Charity Events has cancelled its Haunted Villaweek Bash because of water damage to the Tric warehouse WILMINGTON – Thanks to Hurricane Dorian, “One Tree Hill” fans will have to make other plans this Halloween. Although the storm largely spared the region from the brunt of its strength earlier this month, it didn’t pass by without leaving a mark on a landmark filming location from the Wilmington-shot series. The South Front Street warehouse…

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Worst appears over for Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen heads north

Worst appears over for Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen heads north

Tropical Storm Karens projected path as of 5 a.m. on September 25, 2019 (Photo: CBS / NOAA / National Hurricane Center) SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (CBS) — Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean early Wednesday. Forecasters cautioned that more rain was in store for the region through the day but it was forecast to dissipate…

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Hurricanes trade defenseman Justin Faulk to St. Louis

Hurricanes trade defenseman Justin Faulk to St. Louis

RALEIGH, NC (AP)–The St. Louis Blues acquired All-Star defenseman Justin Faulk from the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in exchange for defenseman Joel Edmundson and a prospect. The Blues also announced Faulk had signed a seven-year contract extension worth $45.5 million that goes into effect following this season with the defending Stanley Cup champions. – Advertisement – “The team’s in a position right now where they’re trying to win and keep that success going,” Faulk said…

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Wilmington: Tropical Storm Karen worth watching

Wilmington: Tropical Storm Karen worth watching

The system, now moving over Puerto Rico, is expected to eventually turn toward the U.S. mainland SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — The tropics are busy, and September is historically the most active — and the most destructive — month of the Atlantic hurricane season. But does that necessarily mean more trouble for storm-weary Southeastern North Carolina? It could, especially with Tropical Storm Karen plodding northward out of the Caribbean, but it’s just too early to know right…

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Mosquitoes swarm North Carolina county after Hurricane Dorian

Mosquitoes swarm North Carolina county after Hurricane Dorian

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Mosquitoes (Photo: Franco Patrizia) SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — Mosquitoes have swarmed a North Carolina county in the days since Hurricane Dorian brought heavy rainfall to the area. Luana Gibbs is the interim health director of Hyde County. She tells The Virginian-Pilot that the mosquitoes are “twice as bad as they were” before the hurricane. – Advertisement – Dorian skirted the North Carolina coast earlier this month and made landfall on…

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Trees planted at T.B. Lilly Park to replace ones lost during hurricane

Trees planted at T.B. Lilly Park to replace ones lost during hurricane

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Volunteers planting trees at Thomas B. Lilly Park in Wilmington on Sept. 20, 2019. (Photo: WWAY) NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Last year, Hurricane Florence destroyed many trees in the Thomas B. Lilly Park in Wilmington. However, volunteers came out to fix that! Alliance for Cape Fear Trees Chair Connie Parker says volunteers planted 17 trees along Burnt Mill Creek. – Advertisement – She says several residents, members…

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Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

Hugo at 30: Remembering the first US modern hurricane

The National Weather Service in Wilmington came into possession of this photo taken in McClellanville nine months after Hugo. (Photo: NWS) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — From evacuating hundreds of thousands of people from the coast to live TV coverage in the shrieking wind and rain, 1989’s Hurricane Hugo might have been the first U.S. storm of the modern age. When it slammed into South Carolina just minutes before midnight on Sept. 21, 1989, Hugo’s 135 mph…

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Hurricane Florence victims still displaced

Hurricane Florence victims still displaced

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The inside of a family home after Hurricane Florence (Photo By: Lakeeda Johnson) NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY)– We’ve been talking about the anniversary of several hurricanes lately, and a year ago it was Hurricane Florence. One family is almost ready to return to their damaged home, and their journey back has been difficult. – Advertisement – William O’Brien says he and his family have lived on their Pender County…

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Battleship gets $400,000 grant to address flooding problem

Battleship gets $400,000 grant to address flooding problem

The Cape Fear River floods the Battleship North Carolina parking on Jan. 8, 2019. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded Battleship North Carolina a grant of up to $400,000 to address flooding using nature-based infrastructure. According to a news release, grant funds will be for the Living with Water project, which aims to restore more than 800 feet of shoreline and 2 acres of wetlands to…

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NC Surf to Sound Challenge returns following Hurricane Florence hiatus

NC Surf to Sound Challenge returns following Hurricane Florence hiatus

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Canceled last year following one of the worst hurricanes in state history, North Carolina Surf to Sound Challenge rebounds in Wrightsville Beach this fall. “Hurricane Florence was a direct hit at Wrightsville Beach with over $20-billion in damages in our state,” said Mark Schmidt, Race Director. “Wrightsville is back, stronger than ever, and we are glad to welcome back the paddling community for the 9th annual Surf to Sound Challenge….

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Hurricane Florence left $18M in damage at NHRMC

Hurricane Florence left $18M in damage at NHRMC

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One year ago, our area was hit hard by Hurricane Florence. New Hanover Regional Medical Center was one place that sustained damage during it and now we are learning just how much it cost. A spokesman says the hospital has an estimated $18-million in structural damage. – Advertisement – He says some of the facilities were affected by roof leaks because of the storm. The…

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Flag that survived Hurricane Dorian will be auctioned to help storm victims

Flag that survived Hurricane Dorian will be auctioned to help storm victims

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Frying Pan Tower flag blowing during Hurricane Dorian. (Photo: Explore.org) OCRACOKE, NC (WWAY) — The flag that was flown at the Frying Pan Tower during Hurricane Dorian is being sold on eBay. The funds raised by Old Glory “Steve” will help the residents in Ocracoke who were impacted by the storm. – Advertisement – All of the funds from the auction will be used to help those who impacted….

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Carolina Shores house catches fire just over a week after tornado

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Crews battle a house fire in Carolina Shores. (Photo: Calabash Fire Department) CAROLINA SHORES, NC (WWAY) — The Calabash Fire Department battled a house fire in The Farm subdivision of Carolina Shores just after 5:00 p.m. Sunday, just a little over a week after a tornado hit that same area. When units arrived they found heavy smoke and flames in the attached garage of the home. Residents had already…

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Tropical Storm Humberto won't threaten Wilmington

Tropical Storm Humberto won't threaten Wilmington

By Ashley Morris StarNews Staff Saturday Sep 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM Sep 14, 2019 at 4:29 PM But system expected to bring dangerous rip currents to N.C. coast SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Wilmington-area residents can breathe a sigh of relief as a tropical storm currently off the Florida coast looks like it will spin out to see and not stop by for a coastal Carolina visit. The Carolinas are now out of the cone of uncertainty in the storm’s projection as Tropical Storm Humberto is…

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Tropical storm Humberto moving out to sea, won't reach ILM

Tropical storm Humberto moving out to sea, won't reach ILM

By Ashley Morris StarNews Staff Saturday Sep 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM Meteorologists say to expect strong rip currents for the next few days. Wilmington-area residents can breathe a sigh of relief this hurricane season as a tropical storm off the coast looks like it will spin out to see and not stop by for a coastal Carolina visit. Tropical Storm Humberto was 120 miles off the coast of Grand Bahama Island and moving northwest at 7 mph. Meteorologists from…

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