Tropical Storm Florence

February 25, 2019 - 7:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is pressing for lawmakers to expand Medicaid, increase public education funding and help rural North Carolina with more aid following Hurricane Florence. Cooper made a soft sell for his favored initiatives to a joint session of the General Assembly on...
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February 18, 2019 - 10:30 am
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Officials in a South Carolina county are asking the state to spend some of its disaster money on permanent gauges to measure river levels. Georgetown County Emergency Manager Sam Hodge says temporary gauges placed during Hurricane Florence's flooding last year were helpful...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, responders congregate near where two people drowned the evening before when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff's transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on Highway 76, during rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion County, S.C. Charges are expected to be filed Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 04, 2019 - 12:49 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on two sheriff's deputies charged in the deaths of two women who drowned in a van during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Two former sheriff's deputies in South Carolina have been released after posting bail on charges of reckless homicide and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, file photo, responders congregate near where two people drowned the evening before when they were trapped in a Horry County Sheriff's transport van while crossing an overtopped bridge over the Little Pee Dee River on Highway 76, during rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Marion County, S.C. Charges are expected to be filed Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during the hurricane. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 03, 2019 - 10:09 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charges are expected Friday against two South Carolina law enforcement officers who were transporting two mental patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van during Hurricane Florence, according to a prosecutor's statements to several media outlets. Stephen Flood...
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December 21, 2018 - 12:57 pm
POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A small North Carolina town is losing its post office after it was damaged by Hurricane Florence, meaning residents with post office boxes will have to drive seven miles (11 km) to get their mail. WITN in Greenville reports Pollocksville Mayor Jay Bender said the U.S...
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December 19, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MARION, S.C. (AP) — At least one school in South Carolina will likely remain close for the rest of the school year because of damage from Hurricane Florence's flooding. The Marion County School Board said repairs to Brittons Neck Elementary School are taking a while and they do not want to move...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C. as Hurricane Florence approaches the area. U.S. Marine Corps leaders say it will cost around $3.6 billion to repair the extensive damage to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
December 13, 2018 - 8:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., were preparing for their upcoming deployment to the Middle East, they faced an unusual challenge: the beach they needed to train on had been washed away by Hurricane Florence. Using bulldozers and other equipment, they moved enough sand to...
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December 13, 2018 - 4:36 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Home and business owners suffering damages from Hurricane Florence are running out of time to request federal government aid. The deadline is Thursday night to apply for grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business...
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December 08, 2018 - 4:36 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor says the state's delegation will be able to request more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice he was increasing the estimate for...
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December 07, 2018 - 6:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government has decided North Carolina's coastal fishing industry took enough of a hit from Hurricane Florence that it now may qualify for congressional aid. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday that he declared a "commercial fishery...
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