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APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant in Wilmington; coal ash could spill - WWAY TV

Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Energy Complex from I-140 on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo: Marty Doty/WWAY)By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated PressA dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing i

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-09-21 15:54:42

On Saturday, flooding will hit downtown Wilmington, northern Brunswick County | Port City Daily

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — As people settle back into their routines, floodwaters are projected to continue rising in the Cape Fear region.About ten blocks ofWater Street in Downtown Wilmington, between Red Cross and Nun streets, as well as the area around the Wilmington Convention Center, could be covere

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-09-21 20:19:00

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, a native of North Carolina, is starting a Hurricane Florence relief fund and encouraging his teammates, players around the league and people in the community to join in. He is donating $100,000 to kickstart things. His family avoided any big damage from the storm but Peppers wants to visit the areas that were hit hard at some point. He kept close tabs on the storm last week as Carolina prepared for the Falcons.

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, a native of North Carolina, is starting a Hurricane Florence relief fund and encouraging his teammates, players around the league and people in the community to join in. He is donating $100,000 to kickstart things. His family avoided any big damage from the sto

ESPN - 2018-09-21 17:50:19

Officials investigate possible norovirus outbreak at NC coastal shelter

SHALLOTTE, N.C. (WECT) - Brunswick County Health Department officials are investigating a possible norovirus outbreak at West Brunswick High School, which is serving as a shelter.

CBS17 - 2018-09-22 00:41:28

Update on utility outages across Brunswick County - WWAY TV

BOLIVIA, NC (Press Release) — In the last week, Brunswick County experienced multiple water main breaks due to Hurricane Florence and the subsequent flooding from the storm. Crews have worked around the clock to make repairs and to acquire the needed parts.There have been multiple utility outages in

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-09-20 16:08:50

The Latest: Hundreds of roads still closed in NC

Part of the Starlite Motel is washed away in the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Photo Credit: AP

NEWSDAY - 2018-09-20 17:48:25

The Latest: Ninth person dies in S. Carolina from Florence

In North Carolina, many started returning to flooded homes as the rivers receded. They were met by silty mud on walls and floors, blown out windows and terrible odors.

BRADFORD ERA - 2018-09-21 12:33:17

Wilmington braces for second hit from Florence

Last week, Hurricane Florence battered Wilmington with days of high winds and heavy rains. Now, as residents and business owners try to get back on their feet, the flooded Cape Fear River could give the city another punch.

WILM-TV.COM - 2018-09-21 19:31:18

Bladen County clears up rumors over dam failure, offers damage survey - WWAY TV

“It has not failed. It is overtopped by flood waters as it was during Hurricane Matthew in 2016,” said Lisa Parker, the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District Public Affairs Officer.

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-09-20 20:04:05

NC State Highway Patrol advises new route to Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - With U.S. 421 experiencing heavy traffic congestion due to people trying to get back to Wilmington, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol has released an updated route to help drivers wanting to return.


Hurricane damage is minimal for Oak Island, Caswell Beach and Bald Head Island

On Oak Island, there was widespread flooding along parts of the beachfront, particularly Ocean Drive and the SE 55th Street areas. Many houses lost shingles and pieces of siding, but there was no widespread destruction, officials reported.Downed trees tangled parts of the wooded sections, especially


North Carolina Is Facing a Public Health Crisis After Florence

Contaminated water could be anywhere and everywhere. This motel is in Spring Lake, North Carolina.Photo: APHurricane Florence unleashed unfathomable amounts of disgusting—and dangerous—substances into the environment. There’sliteral pig shit,animal carcasses, andcoal ash. These are already entering

GIZMODO - 2018-09-20 15:42:00

Seven public beach accesses closed for repairs in Carolina Beach - WWAY TV

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (Press Release) — Planning department staff have inspected every Carolina Beach public beach access to assess damages caused by Hurricane Florence. Seven (7) accesses have been determined unstable or destroyed, and will be closed for public use until repairs are completed. A list

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-09-20 15:45:36

Police: "Multiple victims" in Maryland shooting

PERRYMAN, Md. --Authorities are responding after reports of shots fired in Harford County, Maryland, just south of Aberdeen,CBS Baltimore reports.

CBS NEWS - 2018-09-20 15:43:00

Free food, water, and supplies: Operation Airdrop making landings at Cape Fear Regional Jetport | Port City Daily

The entire Cape Fear region is running low on supplies, and Brunswick County is facing a water shortage on top of that -- but help is on the way, in fact, it's already made nine round trips.


600,000 customers warned of drinking water as North Carolina's flooded hog farms, waste lagoons under scrutiny for contamination

© AP Photo/Steve HelberA hog farm is inundated with floodwaters from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


Millions of gallons of wastewater discharged in Cape Fear River - WWAY TV

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Millions of treated and untreated wastewater was discharged into the Cape Fear River from Carolina Beach during Hurricane Florence, according to town officials.Town of Carolina Beach Wastewater Treatment reportedly discharged 17.17 million gallons from Thursday to Monday.


Brunswick, New Hanover County schools to remain closed through September 28 - WWAY TV

All 12-Month NHCS employees, all Assistant Principals, and all custodians will return on Monday, September 24, 2018.Related Article:Brunswick County school bus driver off the job following crashAll other 10-month salaried employees will have optional, undesignated work days Wednesday, September 26 –

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-09-20 15:42:19

VIDEO: Destruction at NC town 'overwhelming' after Florence hits, residents say

BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (WECT) - Residents in Boiling Spring Lakes feel scared and isolated after historic rainfall from Hurricane Florence decimated the tiny city in Brunswick County, leaving many trapped in their homes.


Brunswick County food and distribution sites open Thursday - WWAY TV

Food and water are will be available for distribution tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 20 from 11 am. to 5 p.m. at: