By DEUCE NIVEN
Help is coming “soon” to hundreds of Fair Bluff area residents displaced by Hurricane Matthew nearly two years ago, Gov. Roy Cooper said during a visit to the town Monday.
Pressed repeatedly to be more specific during a news conference held inside a disaster recovery center opened just recently downtown, Gov. Cooper said state agencies are working “as hard as they can” to speed the process, but would not provide a timeframe.
Gov. Cooper blamed the process of transferring administration of disaster relief programs from the Department of Commerce to the Department of Public Safety, a decision made before he took office, has slowed the process in North Carolina.
Gov. Cooper also paid a visit to the new Fair Bluff Fire/Rescue Station, under construction on the east side of town, Monday afternoon.
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