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ATLANTIC — Stacy Wilson and some of her neighbors in this small unincorporated Down East community have been wondering if they will get any local or state assistance in removing debris from Hurricane Dorian, which caused significant damage in September.

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SEA LEVEL — The owners and management of Snug Harbor on Nelson Bay announced this week the facility will be closing its doors Saturday, Dec. 21.

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ATLANTIC — Another round of well water sampling near Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic was recently completed as national concern grows over a class of chemicals that may have detrimental effects on human health.

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CEDAR ISLAND — A manager of the Cedar Island wild horse herd said more than half the animals are presumed dead due to Hurricane Dorian-related storm surge.

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HARKERS ISLAND — North Carolina’s First Lady Kristin Cooper spent her Saturday morning on Harkers Island listening to the concerns of local fishermen on topics ranging from Hurricane Florence recovery to state regulations.

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HARKERS ISLAND — Hurricane Florence may have knocked them down, but Down East residents proved they will get back up again with the love and support of their community.

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ATLANTIC — as soon as Hurricane Dorian exited the county, N.C. Baptists on Mission began setting up a base for emergency response and recovery efforts Saturday at Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church.

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NEWPORT — As of Friday afternoon, there were still 123 residents and 36 pets staying at the county emergency shelter at Newport Middle School.

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NEWPORT — County shelter workers and Salvation Army volunteers were busy Wednesday morning setting up in preparation for the opening of a pet-friendly shelter at Newport Middle School for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Dorian.

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CARTERET COUNTY — North Carolina officials have created a research program to examine the potential effects of a class of chemicals that may be present in ground and drinking water throughout the state, while an investigation into the presence of the chemicals here in the county is ongoing.   

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DOWN EAST — The new North River bridge opened to two-way traffic this week and crews will soon begin removing the old structure it replaces, wrapping up a project that began nearly four years ago.

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HARKERS ISLAND — Mariners and others with an interest in waterway navigation are encouraged to submit comments to the U.S. Coast Guard regarding the latest plans to construct a new bridge to Harkers Island.