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South Carolina gov hopefuls clash in 1st of 2 debates

Oct. 17, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With less than three weeks until Election Day, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor got a chance Wednesday to begin drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them. The debate in Florence is the first of two general election debates for Republican...

The Latest: Governor's debate to be canceled due to storm

Oct. 13, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:25 p.m. The first debate between the two candidates running for Florida governor is going to be cancelled due to Hurricane Michael. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum announced Saturday on Facebook that he cannot...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

Oct. 9, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael's approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were...

Suspect in shooting of 7 officers bragged about gun skills

Oct. 4, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — The Vietnam veteran and disbarred lawyer accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers, killing one, bragged online about his marksmanship and love for the "smell of gunpowder" in the years before the deadly standoff, records and social media posts unearthed Thursday showed....

Officer killed, 6 other officers wounded in South Carolina

Oct. 3, 2018 11:13 PM EDT

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 upscale...

Voter registration extension sought in flooded S. Carolina

Sep. 28, 2018 10:44 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — People in South Carolina should be given more time to register to vote before this fall's elections because of historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, according to the state's top prosecutor. In a lawsuit filed late Thursday against the State Election Commission, Attorney...

New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for S Carolina

Sep. 26, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

BUCKSPORT, S.C. (AP) — The last community in the way of Hurricane Florence's floodwaters as they slowly flow to the sea got some good news Wednesday — the predictions aren't as dire as they once were. And it appears the Waccamaw River won't top a lake of coal ash or the main highway to Myrtle Beach....

The Latest: 2 public schools in NC uninhabitable after storm

Sep. 25, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding caused by former Hurricane Florence (all times local): 4 p.m. A North Carolina school superintendent says two of the six schools in his system will have to be demolished because of water damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Jones County School Superintendent...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Sep. 23, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be...