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Flags to be lowered in fallen North Carolina soldier's honor

Oct. 8, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor has ordered flags lowered to half-staff in honor of a soldier killed in Afghanistan. Gov. Roy Cooper ordered United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered Tuesday in honor of 23-year-old Sgt. James Allen Slape of Morehead City. Slape died Thursday...

NC soldier killed by explosive device in Afghanistan

Oct. 5, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has released the identity of a U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department says 23-year-old specialist James A. Slape from Morehead City, North Carolina, died Thursday as a result of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device in Helmand Province. The...

The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

Sep. 14, 2018 11:03 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical Storm Florence is crawling slowly across South Carolina as life-threatening storm surges and strong winds are expected to continue overnight, amid a rising inland flood threat. The National Hurricane Center in Miami...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...