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September 13, 2018




The 2018 General Election is on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Poll closing times: http://customersupport.ap.org/doc/2018_Poll_Hours_Report.pdf

This is a summary state election test advisory for the 2018 General Election. A more…

September 13, 2018

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Mercedes O’Neill lives just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in a zone so imperiled by Hurricane Florence that it has been marked for mandatory evacuation.

But for now, she plans to ride out the hurricane in her home with her boyfriend, her 6-year-old daughter and…

Tropical Weather Evacuation Dilemma

September 13, 2018

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina community college has brokered a deal to help its graduates earn bachelor’s degrees for no more than $10,000.

The News & Record reports Guilford Technical Community College signed an arrangement with Fayetteville State University this week to join its $10K…

September 13, 2018

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Atlanta man convicted of sabotaging a computer program housed on servers at an Army base in North Carolina has been sentenced to two years federal prison.

Citing a U.S. Attorney’s Office release, WRAL-TV reports 49-year-old Mittesh Das, a defense contractor, was also…

September 13, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sex trafficking children.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that 29-year-old Daquanjra Tasha White had pleaded guilty to one of four counts in February.

A U.S. Attorney’s Office release following her…

September 13, 2018

PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Those behind a string of break-ins in North Carolina had an Achilles’ heel, authorities say: an ankle monitor.

According to a Chatham County Sheriff’s Office release, authorities started investigating after eight reported break-ins from July 23 to 25. Over the course of…

September 13, 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):

11 p.m.

Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph).

The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds…

Tropical Weather Virginia-12

September 13, 2018

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Florence has begun to batter the Carolina coast, and she’s not going away anytime soon. Outer bands from the hurricane are now lashing land , at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm’s eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-…

Tropical Weather North Carolina

September 13, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets.

Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever-increasing accuracy who will get walloped. Not with Florence.

That’s because the weather systems that usually push and pull a…

Tropical Weather-1

September 13, 2018

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A school bus manufacturer in North Carolina has announced that it will be laying off 115 workers at several factories in High Point.

News outlets report Thomas Built Buses announced Wednesday that the 115 workers will be laid off effective Sept. 28. A company statement says…

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