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Major flooding lingering more than a week after Florence

Sep. 23, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — More than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, thousands of coastal residents were told Sunday that they may need to leave their homes because of still-rising rivers. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were told to prepare to evacuate ahead...

The Latest: Thousands told to get ready to evacuate in SC

Sep. 23, 2018 1:12 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 1:10 p.m. About 6,000 to 8,000 people are being told they should prepare to evacuate because of anticipated flooding from rivers in a coastal South Carolina county. Georgetown County spokeswoman Jackie Broach-Akers...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...

Cheek, McNair lead third-quarter rally in Elon's 31-22 win

Sep. 22, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Davis Cheek threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter when Elon scored 21 points in under seven minutes to overtake Charleston Southern 31-22 on Saturday night. Cheek threw 16 yards to Malcolm Summers to get the Phoenix (2-1) within five points of the Buccaneers (0-2). De'Sean...

South Carolina notches 10th straight win over Vandy 37-14

Sep. 22, 2018 9:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason talked about needing to be ready for a street fight when his Commodores played South Carolina. Well, the Gamecocks took that very personally. Jake Bentley threw for 261 yards and a touchdown, and the South Carolina Gamecocks bounced back from their...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Sep. 22, 2018 7:37 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters. Forecasters predicted the water will continue to rise through the weekend at the L.V. Sutton Power...

Alleyne field goals help Columbia down Georgetown 23-15

Sep. 22, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Ronald Smith had seven catches for 113 yards a score and Chris Alleyne kicked three field goals to propel Columbia to a 23-15 victory over Georgetown on Saturday. Alleyne capped an 8-play, 41-yard drive with a 33-yard field goal on the Lions' first possession and Smith hooked up...

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...

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that...