Latest Florence News

Carrera boots walk-off field goal in N. Alabama's 37-35 win

Sep. 23, 2018 1:25 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Chandler Carerra kicked a 38-yard walk-off field goal as North Alabama rallied past previously unbeaten Azusa Pacific 37-35 in a rain-delayed game that saw seven lead changes Saturday night. The dramatic win as time expired foiled Azusa Pacific's last-gasp rally. Tyrone Williams Jr....

Cronkrite's 80-yard TD run helps USF beat ECU 20-13

Sep. 23, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — East Carolina's bid to wrap up an extended weather-related Florida stay with a victory came up just short. Jordan Cronkrite had the go-ahead 80-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter and South Florida beat Hurricane Florence-impacted East Carolina 20-13 in the American Athletic...

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

Sep. 22, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of...

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

Sep. 21, 2018 9:46 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it...

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

Sep. 19, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout. The fate of Brock Long, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, was cast in doubt with revelations...

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Sep. 18, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sunday even...

Canceled Southern Miss-App State game won't be rescheduled

Sep. 18, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — The Southern Mississippi-Appalachian State game canceled due to Hurricane Florence won't be rescheduled. In a news release Tuesday, Appalachian State said the schools had discussed options to reschedule the home game originally set for last Saturday. Southern Miss athletics spokesman...

The Latest: Detroit's Blount ejected in fourth quarter

Sep. 16, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. Detroit running back LeGarrette Blount has been ejected for coming off the sideline to shove a San Francisco player. Blount took exception to Elijah Lee pushing Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford as he stepped out of bounds....

Burks leads way in Kennesaw State's school-record 62-13 win

Sep. 15, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Chandler Burks rushed for three touchdowns and passed for another and Kennesaw State set a program record for points with a 62-13 win over Alabama State on Saturday night. The Owls (2-1), ranked eighth in the coaches poll, offered free tickets to North Carolina and South Carolina...

No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

Sep. 15, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky, mild breezes and plenty of tailgaters at the start of the only major conference football game played Saturday in the Carolinas and Virginia while Tropical Storm Florence dumped dangerous amounts of rain elsewhere across the region....