North Carolina

A sign posts a mandatory evacuation prior to Hurricane Florence in Emerald Isle N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed...
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'Don't play games with it': Florence takes aim at Carolinas

From Norfolk, Virginia, in the north to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in the south, millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall sometime early Saturday morning. Residents in the three states — especially...
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James Howell Jr. sizes up how to protect his home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Princeville, N. C., from the approaching Hurricane Florence. The house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Howell said the furniture on his porch is there because he had t

Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

PRINCEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Howell Jr. lost big two years ago when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River, less than a half-mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he returned two days later to discover that 2 feet of standing water had turned his insulation moldy,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned from the floodwaters of the NE Cape

Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and threaten drinking water supplies. Computer models predict more than 3 feet of rain in the eastern part of...
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Surfers head to the waves, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., before the arrival of Hurricane Florence

'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried

WASHINGTON (AP) — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all. Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check. A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check...
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In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, photo released by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze departs Naval Station Norfolk after the announcement of Hurricane Florence, in Norfolk, Va.

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most well-...
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Here's what you need in your hurricane kit

Today, I read that the City of Greensboro asked residents to stop buying bottled water. But in the event of a natural disaster, that's what we buy...right? Folks at the City of Greensboro, however, confidently say that our water system is designed to withstand situations like the one we're...
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Throwback Thursday: The time Justin Moore played in Reidsville

From day one, Justin Moore has been all in for his fans - and this week's Throwback Thursday video pretty much sums up the consistent attitude he's had from the beginning. In mid-2008, Justin was signed to Valory Music Group and released a couple of singles to radio that really didn't latch on.....
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Parmalee Presents "The Country Dictionary: Parmalisms"

Parmalee has come to be one of the most successful new acts in country music. The 2016 ACM nominee for New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year, is one of only three groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut country album.Since it’s been brought to the group’s attention that...
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Valentine's Day

Five perfect Triad V-Day Date Ideas

My wife gives me grief every single year about Valentine's day...but not because she wants something incredible like a trip to the Bahamas, a big rock from Schiffman's, or even a stinkin' dozen Duck Donuts...she, like most level-headed women, expect me to be the same 'ol Clay on February 14th as I...
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