Experts we've talked with agree: the shark attacks that happened yesterday are extremely rare. But how often does this happen? And how prepared were first responders when they got the news that a shark attack has happened?
Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues.
Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line.
This winter has been a particularly tough flu season. Last week eight people in North Carolina died from complications associated with the flu, including one person in Pender County.
"The flu is just not the common cold," NHRMC epidemiologist Dr. Paul Kamitsuka said. "It kills."