BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP)Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of a “record event” of up to 10 feet (3 meters) of flooding expected from heavy rains dumped by Florence, county spokeswoman Jackie Broach-Akers said
GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding caused by former Hurricane Florence (all times local): A North Carolina university closed because of Hurricane Florence is about to resume its fall semester. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced in an email sent to students that classes will resume on Oct. 1 for the majority of its students. The school said most students may move back into their dormitories beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Officials said there w
Susan Hedgepeth is assisted along with her dog Cooper by members of the U.S. Coast Guard in Lumberton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Hedgepeth was moved to higher ground. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File) To our UNC Pembroke family, our Pembroke community, and our neighbors around Robeson county, the last couple of weeks have been a crucial reminder of the power of nature and fragility of our local infrastructure. It has been only 2 ye
By ALAN SUDERMAN and ALEX DEROSIER, Associated Press
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 ordered about 500 people to flee homes along the Lynches River. The National Weather Service said the river could reach reco
By CLAIRE GALOFARO and JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — 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. Florence is blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who
By STEVE REED, AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — 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 the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Ca
By The Associated Press
Like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, most of Hurricane Florence's damage will not be from the wind but the water.
Yes, some people died when they were crushed by trees felled by Florence's winds as it swept across the Carolinas and some homes were destroyed. But most of Florence's victims died in the massive floods that will cause wide and long-term damage to houses, businesses, roads and other infrastructure and produce a spike in water-bor
The Braves won a one-sided match up over St. Andrews 3-0. PN/photo Trevon Knight On September 1, the UNCP volleyball team faced off against the St. Andrews University Knights. The Knights returned to Lumbee Guaranty Bank Court after a short rest and an under whelming performance in the FMU invitational the day before the match took place to face the Knights. The Braves defeated the Knights three nil in what was not quite dominant play, but was in decisive fashion. “I think we
Senior Bailee Jones is off to a terrific start for the Braves volley team and currently leads the team with an astounding 374 assists. The stellar starting setter from Trinidad, CO registered a season high as well as set a career best is assist in a match against Coker College with 55 (9/01/2018). She also recorded a season high 20 digs in that very same match. PN file photo/Trevon Knight It’s one thing for an athlete to start for their team, it is a whole other accomplishmen