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September 11, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A motorcyclist from South Carolina is filing a lawsuit which says the federal government was negligent in maintaining the Blue Ridge Parkway after his bike hit a bump, causing multiple injuries.

The Charlotte Observer reports Dallas Fisher of Irmo is seeking $1.7 million to…

September 11, 2018

As Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast with catastrophic power, the storm has become a reminder of how vulnerable North Carolina’s coast is.

Vast amounts of new development now stand on the shifting sands of barrier islands there, amid the rising waters of climate change.

Except for a…

Tropical Weather Barrier Islands

September 11, 2018

For many vacationers on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, a trip there is not complete without at least catching a glimpse of the majestic wild horses that roam the islands. As Hurricane Florence approaches, many are expressing concern about how the horses will fare during the powerful Category 4 storm.…

Tropical Weather Wild Horses

September 11, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Republican legislator facing a difficult re-election campaign is running a television ad in which a Democratic colleague endorses him.

GOP Sen. Jeff Tarte of Mecklenburg County began airing the commercial Tuesday in which only Democratic Sen. Joel Ford speaks.…

September 11, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricanes almost always set off an orchestrated dance on Wall Street before they make landfall, with shares of property and casualty insurance companies dumped in favor of companies that sell construction supplies or portable generators.

That routine began a week ago, though…

Tropical Weather South Carolina-4

September 11, 2018

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man says a tree has fallen on his North Carolina home and killed his wife.

News outlets report 30-year-old Erin Beebe was killed while she and her husband slept in their bedroom early Sunday.

Her husband Charlie Beebe tells WGHP-TV he heard a crash and realized branches…

September 11, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One of the country’s oldest historically black colleges and universities has named its 18th president.

The News & Observer reports that Shaw University in Raleigh announced Monday that the board of trustees unanimously selected Paulette Dillard to lead the university. Dillard…

September 11, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):

8 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast.

Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted…

Tropical Weather-22

September 11, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A white North Carolina police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a black man prosecutors say kept reaching for a handgun during a traffic stop.

News outlets report Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill announced the clearing of Winston-…

September 11, 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and…

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