Mar. 14, 2019 — Even though the ACC Tournament is underway, this headline has nothing to do with basketball (a fact that might surprise those who know that I bleed N.C. State red-and-white).
A little over a week ago, I few into Wilmington International Airport for the first time since Hurricane Florence. Our flight landed mid-afternoon in the midst of clear skies. As we made our descent into ILM, I was able to see far too many blue tarps still positioned atop homes in Wilmington. One neighorhood looked like every home still had a tarp — nearly six months after Florence ravaged southeastern North Carolina.
While life has returned to normal for many of us, we should not forget those who are still struggling to recover from last year’s unwelcome tropical visitor.