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New Hanover County News

CFPUA crews and facilities performance

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There are no current overflows or failures at any CFPUA facilities. Crews worked diligently through the storm to prevent events. Full story...
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American Red Cross provides power outage safety tips

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Hurricane Irene has left thousands of Cape Fear residents without power. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Full story...
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New Hanover 911 lines restored

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New Hanover County 911 telephone lines have been restored and are functioning as expected. Full story...
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Carolina Beach escapes hurricane relatively unscathed

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Carolina Beach town officials report no major damage from Hurricane Irene at this time. Full story...
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Car dealership sees major damage from Irene

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video As Hurricane Irene passed through the Cape Fear region it left behind damage and debris in its wake. Full story...
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City of Wilmington post-Irene update

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The city has received minimal reports of downed trees; crews are being dispatched to clear trees from intersections as needed. Major clean up of debris will begin next week. Citizens are asked not to call 911 to reports downed trees or flooding. Full story...
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UNCW campus curfew lifted, campus to re-open at 2:00 p.m.

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The UNCW campus continues to assess damage and restore services after Hurricane Irene. The campus curfew will be lifted and students may leave the residence halls at 12 noon. The campus will reopen at 2 p.m., with services available in Randall Library, Fisher Student Center, Fisher University Union and Wagoner Dining Hall. Campus Dining will provide food services for students on campus. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach curfew lifted.

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The curfew previously in effect for the Town of Wrightsville Beach has been lifted, but it is possible that the curfew will be reinstated if widespread power outages continue until nightfall. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Expert George Elliott's take on Irene Saturday Morning

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Irene looks to have landfall around 7:30 am Saturday just west of Cape Lookout, NC. The storm was a category one at the time, with maximum sustained winds of around 85 mph. The storm will continue to pull away from our area through the night, and be replaced by a hot and humid Sunday with a mix of sun and few clouds with light winds! Full story...
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Three-day food supply from Charlotte arrives at Cape Fear Salvation Army

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videoThe Salvation Army is a first responder during emergency situations such as Hurricane Irene. The Cape Fear chapter of the Salvation Army received a large shipment of food and supplies from the Charlotte Salvation chapter Friday night. Full story...
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