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Trump signs long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill

President Donald Trump has signed a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires.

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires.

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm.

Hurricane Irma victims win $325,000 Cash 5 jackpot in North Carolina

A couple who lost their home in the Virgin Islands to Hurricane Irma has won over $325,000 playing Cash 5 in North Carolina.

Officers punished for drinking beer while on duty during Hurricane Irma

An internal affairs report shows some members of the "Landfall Team" in North Bay Village remained at city hall, drinking beer and talking football.

World Meteorological Organization retires 4 hurricane names from 2017 season

After they wreaked havoc on the United States and Caribbean in 2017, the World Meteorological Organization has retired four hurricane names: Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate.

Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in US, Caribbean

The death toll from Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. has risen to 44 fatalities directly caused by its strong winds and heavy rains, according to NHC.

Chef serving up in Surf City after facing Hurricane Irma

Jeremy Ebert is the executive Chef at Beauchaines 211 in Surf City and a survivor of Hurricane Irma.

US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

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Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

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City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Multi-million dollar contract extended to preserve Wrightsville Beach Bridge

A preservation contract has been awarded to cover expenses to preserve the life of the South Banks Channel Bridge at Wrightsville Beach.