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Pathways to Parks aims to diversify national park visitors

Nov. 10, 2018 12:01 AM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — There were some sketchy moments as Tanya Cummings thought her self-described "short, little legs," wouldn't get her up and over the boulders way taller than her 4-foot-11, well-coiffed and manicured frame, or out of the deep woods in the Plott Balsam Mountains. But with her two...

AP PHOTOS: In Pakistan, Ansa, 10, starts her day with prayer

Oct. 11, 2018 8:18 AM EDT

TORU, Pakistan (AP) — She's just 10 years old, but Pakistani girl Ansa Khan's day is a hectic one. At the first hint of dawn, she is up saying her morning prayers before reading her Quran, Islam's holy book. Those are Ansa's quietest moments. After that, her day is a whirl of chores, school, studying and...

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...

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...

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

Sep. 19, 2018 10:31 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility...

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late...