ROCKINGHAM — In the past two major hurricanes, Falling Creek has overflowed its banks onto the water plant site on Rockingham Road and city leaders are trying to prevent it from happening again.

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LAURINBURG — The most visible and recognizable structure on the St. Andrews campus is the Katherine MacKay Belk Bell Tower that is next to the causewalk, half way between the residential and academic sides of Lake Ansley C. Moore. Last September during Hurricane Florence, the tower was severely damaged and now poses a significant safety risk.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina may soon see $168 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery, after more than a year-long delay.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Emergency Management and the United Way of North Carolina’s NC 2-1-1 program work in partnership to help families and individuals find needed assistance and resources within their community during and after a disaster. 

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RALEIGH — Co-chairmen of the House Select Committee on Disaster Relief panned sluggish hurricane relief efforts by the Cooper administration. They want renewed oversight authority.

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ROCKINGHAM— The Richmond County Health Department will be contracting with Gregory Pest Solutions from Charlotte again this spring to provide mosquito abatement. 

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CHICAGO — The N.C. Department of Transportation has received national honors for its innovative use of drones during the state’s coordinated response to Hurricane Florence.

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GOLDSBORO — North Carolina transportation officials today reopened the last road in the state that had been closed since Hurricane Florence struck last fall.

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On April 9, 2019, more than 120 leaders from across North Carolina are anticipated at the Lumber River Council of Governments in Pembroke for the North Carolina Disaster Recovery Roundtable. The event is an opportunity for community leaders to learn about the recovery process and rebuilding after a disaster. It will provide a targeted discussion on cost of recovery and financial concerns of disaster recovery. 

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PEMBROKE — Professor Veronica Hardy was presented with United Way of Robeson County’s Volunteer of the Year award for her humanitarian efforts during Hurricane Florence.

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