Dorian disaster recovery centers to close Thursday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Time is running out for victims of Hurricane Dorian to get help at one of the four disaster recovery centers.

Centers are open through Thursday in Beaufort, Buxton, Wilmington and on Ocracoke Island. Residents can talk with state and federal officials about loans and grants to help repair and replace storm-damaged property.

The U.S. Small Business Administration declared a disaster in Carteret, Dare, Hyde and New Hanover counties. Residents of Beaufort, Brunswick, Craven, Currituck, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Tyrrell and Washington also may apply for money.

Residents can apply at the centers for low-interest SBA disaster loans or may apply online. Those who don't qualify for an SBA loan may be eligible for a state-funded grant.