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It's been a year since the Pender County Courthouse closed its doors after Hurricane Florence hit. From the outside the building looks okay, but inside the building tells a different story.
Several archived court documents in Pender County were damaged by water during Hurricane Dorian.
The Historic Wilmington Foundation announced the 12 new sites around the Cape Fear on the list of "Most Threatened Places" for 2019 and 2020.
North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley got an up close look at damage to the Pender County courthouse. It still remains damaged from Hurricane Florence.
More than 10 months since Hurricane Florence caused extensive damage in Pender County, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is coming to check out the impact on courts in the county.
Pender County officials say court could be back in the historic space come early 2020. Work on the Hampstead Annex may be complete by late June.
The courts have been operating out of the Frances Dawson Basden Judicial Annex. But, clerks claim "sick building syndrome" is keeping them out of work.
The Pender County Courthouse Square in Burgaw was packed with people Saturday for the county's annual Spring Festival.