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Senate Democrats derail bill to avert shutdown

Senate Democrats appear to have derailed a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown set to begin as soon as the calendar flips to Saturday.

House GOP unveils plan to avert government shutdown

House GOP leaders unveiled a plan Saturday to avert a government shutdown next weekend and keep the government open through Dec. 22.

Christie defends use of beach closed to public amid shutdown

Gov. Chris Christie is defending his use of a beach closed to the public during New Jersey's government shutdown, saying he had previously announced his vacation plans and the media had simply "caught a politician keeping his word."

Update from New Hanover Co. on government shutdown

As of Monday morning, I want to share with you where we stand. The impacts remain isolated to social services in that last week the state directed that all counties begin accepting new applications for WIC and making benefits available.

County funds cannot bail out federal programs

videoPeople are feeling the effects of the government shutdown nation-wide, including right here in New Hanover County.

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