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Hurricane floods mix 3.2M gallons of wastewater with creek

Sep. 20, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

RICHLANDS, N.C. (AP) — An official at a water utility company in North Carolina says Hurricane Florence's floodwaters caused 3.2 million gallons of partially-treated wastewater to mix with a creek. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the Onslow Sewer and Water Authority says the storm's rainfall caused...

Clearing skies reveal Florence's wrath in hard-hit counties

Sep. 18, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

The sun is finally shining over parts of the Carolinas, but the clearing skies are only revealing the extent of Florence's wrath . Though the hurricane packed 90 mph (145 kph) winds as it came ashore, the amount of water Florence pushed ashore and dropped inland has swamped vast areas still vulnerable to rising...

Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

Sep. 15, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be a fearsome new stage of the disaster: widespread,...

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...

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Sep. 14, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph (155 kph) winds, Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were...

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

Sep. 12, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most well-known military...

Local surgeon retires after 40 years of service to community

Sep. 8, 2018 12:05 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A traumatic event in his own life set Dr. Ed Gallagher on a path of medical service that included time as a medic in Vietnam and spanned 40 years as a surgeon in Onslow County. Gallagher was nine years old when he was seriously injured after being hit by a car driven by a drunk...

North Carolina man accused in roommate's death

Aug. 27, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff's office has charged a man with an open count of murder in the death of his roommate at a military base. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says on its Facebook page 21-year-old Javier Antonio Garzon is charged in the death of 24-year-old David Jacob...

NC A&T holds off Jacksonville St 20-17

Aug. 26, 2018 12:22 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Lamar Raynard threw two touchdown passes and North Carolina A&T forced four turnovers to help the Aggies hold off Jacksonville State 20-17 and make a winner of new head coach Sam Washington in the season opener for both teams Saturday night. Zerrick Cooper completed five...

Woman who bit ex's testicles cleared of malicious castration

Aug. 24, 2018 8:39 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman accused of trying to bite off her ex-boyfriend's testicles has been found not guilty of malicious castration. News outlets report a jury also cleared 54-year-old Martinne Delavega on an assault charge Thursday. The man testified Tuesday that he punched her...