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Wilmington Northside Residents Organize Help For Elderly, Disabled

Points of Distribution around New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties are providing food, water, and tarps to people in need. Armies of volunteers, law enforcement agencies, and military groups are working together to keep the lines moving. But one neighborhood in Wilmington has launched its own rescue effort.

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Evacuation orders are in place for Brunswick County, Topsail Beach in Pender County, and now, New Hanover. 

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New Hanover County officials met with Emergency Management staff Monday morning to discuss plans for preparing for Hurricane Florence. The storm appears to be on a collision course with the Cape Fear region later this week, and is currently a oowerful category 4 hurricane.

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Hurricane Florence has turned into a Category 4 storm -- which is a major hurricane.

By mid-morning on Monday, officials had announced the closing of New Hanover and Brunswick County Schools Tuesday through Friday.  In Brunswick County, officials have also issued mandatory evacuation orders for those in unincorporated areas who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas or substandard or mobile homes, beginning at daylight Tuesday.

CoastLine Canceled Wednesday & Thursday

Sep 10, 2018

In anticipation of the impending storm, CoastLine is canceled. The CoastLine Candidate Interviews with John Johnson, D and Carson Smith Jr., R (N.C. House District 16) will be rescheduled for a later date.  Also, Local Traffic, Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety will be rescheduled for a date in November. 

DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE, WE ARE POSTPONING WHQR DAY...STAY TUNED FOR THE NEW DATE.

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Hurricane Florence is strengthening as she moves across the Atlantic.  While it’s not yet a fait accompli  that she’ll ram the Southeastern North Carolina coast, she will bring impacts.  Here are some preparation guidelines.

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Chrisopher O'Riley has hosted NPR's showcase of young classical musicians, From the Top, for nearly 20 years. But his latest performance was in a hit off-Broadway show, Symphonie Fantastique. O'Riley's theatrical debut has launched other career aspirations, opening up an opportunity for the show's star alumni - along with some the greatest classical musicians before the public - to share the host duties.

**Due to the weather, Cinematique has cancelled all screenings of Sorry To Bother You. We hope to be back up and running soon!**

 

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Caring for animals brings reward and heartbreak. If you care for wild animals, you have little control over the strong hand of nature and her logic; there will be losses. But then again, nature's surprising resilience shows itself as well.

Katelyn Freund

North Carolina Senate District 8 covers 100% of Brunswick, Bladen, and Pender Counties.  Also included in Senate District 8 is a tiny part – 2.6% -- of New Hanover County. 

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Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih unseated the president in the Maldives election, a surprise victory at a time when the archipelago nation was feared to be backsliding into authoritarianism and getting closer to China.

On the tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, voter turnout was nearly 90 percent, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Solih, a member of parliament, got 134,616 votes to the incumbent's 96,132.

The National Park Service has embarked on a 3 to 5 year plan, in collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Forest Service, to remove all mountain goats from Olympic National Park in Washington state.

As part of that plan, more than 75 mountain goats arrived in Washington's North Cascade mountains by refrigerated truck in recent weeks, before being transferred to helicopters for the ride of their lives.

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