recovery

CCDRA/Kristy Kulberg

It’s been three years since Hurricane Florence caused catastrophic damage in Eastern North Carolina.  Communities across the region are in various stages of recovery.  Most businesses that were damaged have reopened, homes in flood-prone areas are in the process of being elevated, and many residents have made some progress restoring their homes and getting their lives back to normal.  But in areas that were hit hard by the 2018 storm, like Craven County, the work is far from over.  PRE’s Jared Brumbaugh has more on the ongoing recovery efforts, which are happening in mostly rural and underserved areas of the county.


NC Dept of Cultural Resources

On Monday, the Department of Cultural Resources Underwater Archeology team performed their last dive of the season to recover artifacts from Blackbeard's flagship the Queen Anne's Revenge, and it was a huge success.  Five cannons and two large concretions were brought up from the bottom of the ocean floor, making it the largest one day recover of cannons so far.  Public Radio East's Mac McKee spoke with Director of the State Office of Underwater Archeology Steve Claggett about the dive.