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Pro surfer back home after helping hurricane victims

Professional surfer Ben Bourgeois is back in Wrightsville Beach after making a trip to help with hurricane disaster relief in Saint Croix.

Living former presidents to attend hurricane relief concert

All five living former U.S. presidents will be part of a concert later this month to benefit hurricane relief efforts.

Puerto Rico death toll jumps to 34, including 2 suicides

The hurricane that pummeled Puerto Rico two weeks ago and the scarcity-marked aftermath are taking a toll on islanders' equilibrium.

Trump: Puerto Rico put budget ‘out of whack’ but lives saved

President Donald Trump came face to face with hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday after denouncing critics of the federal relief effort as "politically motivated ingrates" who need to step up their own response to the crisis.

Sources: White House to seek $29B disaster aid package

The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid request that combines the government-backed flood insurance program and new relief for hurricane victims.

FEMA unfreezes $110 million in funding for Hurricane Matthew recovery

FEMA has lifted a $110 million funding freeze, allowing Hurricane Matthew recovery projects to continue in North Carolina.

Hurricane stresses Puerto Rico’s already weak health system

Of all the problems unleashed by the storm, which roared over the island Sept. 20 as a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 155 mph, the plight of overtaxed hospitals and smaller clinics — and health care in general — is one of the most worrying for officials grappling with recovery efforts.

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for more help

President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, contemptuous of their claims of a laggard U.S. response to the natural disaster that has imperiled the island's future.

Maria television reporting raises echoes of Katrina coverage

As the days pass since Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, television reports increasingly echo those after Katrina a dozen years ago in sounding the alarm for a desperate population frustrated by the pace of relief efforts.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.