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New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

Sep. 21, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 9:29 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend's high winds and rain that was measured in feet, followed by...

The Latest: Evacuation ordered in eastern S. Carolina

Sep. 21, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence. (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Officials have ordered evacuations along the Lynches River in eastern South Carolina because of flooding from Hurricane Florence. Florence County emergency management officials issued the order Friday...

Man accused of trying to frame long-ago ex with bomb threats

Sep. 21, 2018 9:12 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man is charged with making bomb threats to city government buildings in North Carolina, in what police say was an effort to implicate his ex-girlfriend. Citing a U.S. attorney's office release, The News & Observer reports 53-year-old Michael Dexter Brodie was charged Thursday...

Officials: Couple, 2 children die in multi-vehicle crash

Sep. 21, 2018 2:36 AM EDT

WARRENTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say four members of a North Carolina family, including two children, have died in a multi-vehicle crash near Virginia. News outlets report the family was driving south on Interstate 85 Thursday when their vehicle was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, forcing it into one...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters. When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to...

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

Sep. 20, 2018 9:04 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 9 p.m. The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts in North and South Carolina. Owner David Tepper and Panthers Charities announced the donations in a news...

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Sep. 20, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the...

Judge blocks law that stops farmworker union activities

Sep. 20, 2018 7:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge blocked a North Carolina law limiting organized labor's work with farmworkers, siding with a magistrate's ruling that said the law is unconstitutional because it treats those unions differently than others in the state. The ruling signed Thursday by U.S. District Judge...

Dalton, Bengals look to stay unbeaten against Panthers

Sep. 20, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Bengals have their offense revving in high gear. Cincinnati has put up 34 points in back-to-back games to open the season, although quarterback Andy Dalton said they haven't played a perfect game. "We left some stuff out there," Dalton said. "We can definitely improve and get...