Gov. Cooper checking on Hurricane Florence recovery

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Governor Roy Cooper is back in the east to see first-hand some of the progress that has been made since Hurricane Florence.

Gov. Cooper visited White Oak High School outside of Jacksonville this morning before heading to Surf City to see the newly opened bridge onto the island and to see how local business owners are recovering from the hurricane.

Schools in Onslow County had more than $125 million in damage because of the hurricane. Students and teachers were out of the classrooms for at least six weeks while the school system made temporary repairs.

This is the governor's first visit to a school in the county since students went back to class.

The governor will return to Raleigh tonight for the state's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.