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Task force aims to save Outer Banks highway from flooding

Jun. 21, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

NAGS HEAD, N.C. (AP) — A task force force has been formed with the aim of saving the main highway on North Carolina's Outer Banks from storms, erosion and sea level rise. The Virginian-Pilot reported last week that the task force will focus on protecting seven...

Charlotte artist paints sneakers for sports media stars

Jun. 21, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Recoon’s life in Charlotte could have been described as nondescript. For years, it was. He’s a young guy in his late 20s who followed his fiancée here for a job, working in sales at CommScope as he chips away at his MBA. Tryon Street...

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette

Jun. 20, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Eight children in a van from a youth home for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate that also killed a man and his baby in another vehicle, the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed 13 lives in...

Body of fourth tuber, age 7, found in North Carolina river

Jun. 20, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a news release...

Authorities find body of Charlotte man in lake near Raleigh

Jun. 20, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they have found the body of a Charlotte man who drowned in a lake outside of Raleigh. The News & Observer reported Sunday that Jamal Brinson, 30, was found after a 24-hour search in Falls Lake. ...

Expedition to explore plateau, shipwrecks off Atlantic coast

Jun. 20, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

An expedition is underway that will explore unmapped areas off the U.S. Atlantic Coast. The Charlotte Observer reports that scientists are particularly interested in an underwater plateau that sits about 440 miles off Virginia. But they're also prepared to find...

Officials say body of one of two tubers still missing after accident in North Carolina river has been found

Jun. 20, 2021 12:02 PM EDT
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Officials say body of one of two tubers still missing after accident in North Carolina river has been found.

Artists draw in adventurous travelers with eclectic Airbnb

Jun. 20, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Walking up a rickety staircase in the darkness, Whitney Peckman had to hug the wall beside her for fear of falling. It was Labor Day weekend in 2004 and Peckman and her husband Syed Ahmad were, quite literally, blindly following Randy Hemann...

Search continues after 3 tubers die, 2 disappear at dam

Jun. 19, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Rescue teams continued to scour a North Carolina river on Saturday for two missing tubers following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam. The Greensboro News & Record reported Saturday that search teams still...

State to lease Ocracoke passenger ferry again this year

Jun. 19, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has signed legislation that will continue the operation of a passenger-only ferry that takes people from Hatters Island to Ocracoke Island. The Raleigh News & Observer reported Friday that the move will give Outer...