Tropical Storm Florence

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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November 28, 2018 - 5:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor is asking Congress for more federal funding to recover from Hurricane Florence, saying the total $8.8 billion requested is comparable to the help Washington has provided for other disasters since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday...
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November 27, 2018 - 5:28 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly is coming back to approve voter ID details, consider more Hurricane Florence spending and address legal fights with Gov. Roy Cooper over state boards and commissions. The legislature prepared to reconvene at midday Tuesday, three weeks since...
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November 22, 2018 - 4:00 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A group of French exchange students is helping their counterparts in North Carolina in their recovery from Hurricane Florence. The StarNews of Wilmington reports students from Strasbourg Amities USA have come to Wilmington since 2009 for language exchange programs at Ashley...
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November 13, 2018 - 4:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says his agency needs the full $250 million he requested for cash payments to farmers with destroyed crops and dead livestock from Hurricane Florence and another storm. The General Assembly directed Troxler last month to...
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November 13, 2018 - 3:27 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal report shows Hurricane Florence broke records in a key flooding measure at more than two-dozen stream gauges in the Carolinas. The U.S. Geological Survey released a report Tuesday on streamflow, which measures how much water passes a fixed point at a river or stream...
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November 08, 2018 - 11:14 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on state Senate hearings into the drowning of two mental health patients during Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:15 a.m. An attorney for the family of one of the two South Carolina mental health patients who drowned in the back of a police van says one door...
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October 31, 2018 - 3:11 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State officials now say the damage in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence has approached $17 billion, an increase from a previous estimate. The Office of State Budget and Management said in a news release the latest figure is based on new data from the N.C. Department of...
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October 26, 2018 - 6:49 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city already short on affordable housing is really struggling for solutions after Hurricane Florence. The StarNews of Wilmington reported Tuesday on a presentation by Katrina Knight, executive director of the Good Shepard Center, which helps displaced or...
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October 19, 2018 - 2:36 am
KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is loaning recreational vehicles to some North Carolinians whose homes were left uninhabitable by Hurricane Florence. The News & Observer reports FEMA is loaning RVs and mobile homes to some people who can't find a place to stay while...
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