Tropical Storm Florence

October 08, 2018 - 1:45 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's agriculture agency is asking for more than $300 million from the state for the cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Florence, most of which would go as direct payments to farmers who lost crops and livestock. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler made the pitch...
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October 06, 2018 - 5:01 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of displaced residents remained in eastern North Carolina shelters three weeks after Hurricane Florence's eye reached the Atlantic coast. The state emergency management office says 11 shelters counted 625 people early Friday, compared with the 22,000 people in over 100...
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October 04, 2018 - 12:22 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio family says they bought the U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence to honor the memory of a family member who recently died from cancer. Mike Caruso, of Cincinnati says his family was motivated by the tattered flag's ordeal...
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Authorities direct traffic on Hoffmeyer Road near the Vintage Place neighborhood where several law enforcement officers were shot, one fatally, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Florence, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
October 03, 2018 - 11:07 pm
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said. The suspect was taken into custody and the children weren't hurt after a two-hour standoff in an...
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October 03, 2018 - 11:39 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Damage to North Carolina's public schools from Hurricane Florence already appears to be well exceeding Hurricane Matthew school losses two years ago. The state's public school insurance fund has already received $40 million in storm damage claims from school districts and...
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October 02, 2018 - 1:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university has canceled its fall break and pre-exam reading day to help make up for time lost due to Hurricane Florence. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the UNC Board of Governors approved Tuesday a waiver of 150 to 200 minutes of lost class time for...
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October 02, 2018 - 1:36 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The number of deaths in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence has risen by two, bringing the state's total to 39. Gov. Roy Cooper's office announced in a statement Tuesday that the two fatalities involved people killed during storm cleanup last month. The governor's office...
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October 02, 2018 - 12:27 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina residents are getting an extra 10 days to register to vote in November because of Hurricane Florence. A judge Tuesday approved South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to extend the deadline to register to Oct. 17. Registration was scheduled to end...
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In this Aug. 30, 2018 photo, Lorena Alaniz, a senior at Wisdom High School in Houston, reads a textbook in her Spanish class. Alaniz maintained a 3.5 GPA despite having to work part-time to help her family rebuild their flooded home after Hurricane Harvey. Wisdom and other Houston schools defied expectations and showed improvement in state scores, a feat attributed to perseverance in the face of adversity, and changes to the state accountability ratings that put more emphasis on progress. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
October 02, 2018 - 12:51 am
HOUSTON (AP) — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the storm, his students' overwhelmingly low-income families were struggling with lost jobs and other distractions, and...
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September 27, 2018 - 1:26 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence has increased again, nearly two weeks after the eye of the storm reached the Carolinas. North Carolina Emergency Operations Center spokeswoman Sonja Bennett-Bellamy said Thursday that an 85-year-old man from New Hanover County died Tuesday...
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