• North Carolina Aug 14, 2019

    Trial Starting in Defamation Lawsuit Against Author Nicholas Sparks

    The trial is getting underway in a lawsuit that accuses novelist Nicholas Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. Saul Hillel Benjamin accuses Sparks of telling Epiphany School parents, a job recruiter and others that he suffered from mental illness. The jury in the trial beginning Wednesday in Raleigh will decide...

  • New York Dec 12, 2018

    US Military Identifies 5 Dead in Warplanes Crash Off Japan

    The U.S. military has identified five Marines who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast. Search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor, who was aboard the fighter jet. The five crew members identified Wednesday were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that collided with an...

  • NBC News Sep 29, 2018

    Florence Worsened Housing Crisis in NC Town, Residents Say

    Nearly two weeks ago, when Hurricane Florence pummeled the Carolinas, the storm destroyed the trailer Army veteran Paganda Howard lived in with her husband and two daughters. Now she’s like many others in this historic colonial town, forced to live with family in cramped and outright hazardous conditions, NBC News reported. Howard is currently staying at her sister’s home, where...

  • Associated Press Sep 26, 2018

    Florence Flooding Slowly Envelops South Carolina Homes

    A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps that detailed each of the nearly 1,000 homes that could expect to be inundated. “It’s...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2018

    Worn Out by Florence, Carolinas Could Get More Record Flooding

    Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Roads to Wilmington, which has been cut off sporadically by Florence,...

  • food Sep 18, 2018

    Michael Jordan Donates $2M for Hurricane Florence Relief in North Carolina

    Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner donated $2 million on Tuesday to assist residents of the Carolinas — $1 million each to...

  • georgia Sep 18, 2018

    Hurricane Rating System Fails to Account for Deadly Rain

    When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, Sunday even as the storm had “weakened” further. People like Mills can be...

  • Mayor Sep 18, 2018

    In Carolinas, a Question as the Rivers Rise: Stay or Go?

    The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times. “Get out now,” a voice boomed from a bullhorn. “This is an emergency.” Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside watching news reports about drowned towns all over the state and rain that hadn’t yet stopped. “All that water...

  • Facebook Sep 15, 2018

    Hundreds Rescued From Flooding in Historic North Carolina City

    An ominous tweet appeared on a historic North Carolina community’s Twitter feed about 2 a.m. Friday. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain wouldn’t stop in New Bern, North Carolina. And that’s when people found themselves trapped in their homes as the water rose. “WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU,” the tweet said. “You may need to...

  • North Carolina Sep 14, 2018

    Flood Waters Rise as Florence Continues to Dump Rain

    Video from New Bern, NC shows flood waters in the neighborhood rising as Florence continues to dump rain on the area.

  • New York City Sep 17, 2018

    Florence by the Numbers: Storm Surge, Rainfall and More

    How do you measure a disaster like Florence? In sum, the storm is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, thousands of people seeking shelter, hundreds of thousands of power outages and more than a dozen of deaths. The economic toll remains to be tallied.

  • Benjamin Carroll Sep 14, 2018

    Happening Today: Hurricane Florence, Olivia Munn, Marin Mazzie

    Here’s what to know for Friday, Sept. 14.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Dec 3, 2017

    Missing N. Carolina Girl's Body Found in Creek After Man Charged With Hiding Death

    The body of a missing 3-year-old North Carolina girl was found in a creek less than a day after her mother’s boyfriend was charged with hiding her body after knowing she didn’t die of natural causes, authorities said. Investigators continue to stay tight-lipped about what happened to Mariah Woods. But they left little doubt Earl Kimrey knew how she died...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2017

    Trump's Die-Hard Supporters Show No Signs of Straying

    They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump’s loyal base is happy to absolve the president himself. Even as Trump’s zig-zag response to...

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