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Major flooding lingering more than a week after Florence

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall.Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state's river …

Friends of woman in murder-suicide focus on her daughter, 7

GREER, S.C. (AP) — Angela Giacometti and her daughter, Nora, did everything together.But the 7-year-old no longer has her mother to take care of her after Giacometti was killed in a Greer …

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local):11 p.m.Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but …

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's …

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of "treacherous" floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence …

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk forms in Atlantic Ocean

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):10:50 a.m.Weather forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk has formed in the eastern Atlantic and is …

Federal appeals court keeps rate cuts for failed nuke plants

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to stop rate cuts for customers of a private South Carolina utility who are saddled with billions of dollars of debt for a nuclear …

SC gov nominee video features kids singing 46-county song

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With 46 days to go in the general election campaign, South Carolina's Democratic gubernatorial nominee is out with a unique video the campaign says shows a commitment to …

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, thousands of people in the Carolinas are still waiting to return to their homes. Those who have are assessing the damage.Catastrophe modeling firm AIR …

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void …

After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

As homeowners in the Carolinas recover from Florence, it's important they know how insurance may or may not help.Damage to a property from wind is covered under a standard homeowners policy. Damage …

New museum in Charleston aims to spark interest in history

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A Charleston landmark first built to preserve state records is reopening to present its history.The new South Carolina Historical Society Museum highlights many of the …

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new …

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the …

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):8:15 p.m.Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence.A statement released …

Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment …

The Latest: Feds say canceling nuke plant could cost owners

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on cost overruns from construction at a nuclear power plant in Georgia (all times local):6:40 p.m.The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear …

South Carolina's unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate again dropped slightly last month.The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the jobless rate in South Carolina in …

Police: Robber shot in restaurant was self-defense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man trying to rob a South Carolina restaurant was shot and killed as he fought with an employee over the gun.Columbia police said the shooting happened …

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

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 …