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Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

Sep. 21, 2018 12:16 PM 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...

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...

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...

No. 23 BC's visit to Purdue headlines ACC's 4th week

Sep. 20, 2018 4:06 AM EDT

Things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 4: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 23 Boston College at Purdue. The Eagles (3-0) have climbed into the national rankings for the first time in a decade behind league preseason player of the year AJ Dillon and a passing game that accounted for five long touchdown...

Correction: Tropical Weather-Disaster Maps story

Sep. 19, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Sept. 18 about Facebook disaster maps, The Associated Press reported erroneously the first name of Facebook's public policy research manager and the last name of Direct Relief's director of research and analysis. Their names are Laura McGorman and Andrew Schroeder, not...

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Sep. 19, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet....

North Carolina goes to NWSL final with 2-0 win over Chicago

Sep. 19, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jessica McDonald and Samantha Mewis each scored, and North Carolina beat the Chicago Red Stars 2-0 on Tuesday night in a National Women's Soccer League semifinal that was moved because of Hurricane Florence. The Courage (18-1-6) will play the defending champion Portland Thorns for the...

North Carolina man arrested after posting threat to school

Sep. 18, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina man who they say posted online threats about killing students at an elementary school next to his home. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports 33-year-old Arthur Vladimir Kochetkov of Wake Forest is charged with communicating threats....

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Sep. 17, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll from...