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September 18, 2018

GRIFTON — More than 1,400 people are still in the dark in Pitt County and Duke Energy officials are not clear when power will be restored.

In Grifton, more than a dozen empty bucket trucks sat in a flooded Dollar General parking lot. Along various streets, workers cut down trees and began…

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September 18, 2018

MACCLESFIELD — Federal and state investigators combed through rubble Monday at the site where the Macclesfield Volunteer Fire Department’s fire station burned to the ground Sunday.

A blaze broke out at around 9:30 a.m. at 104 South 3rd St. Besides the station, the town's ABC Store…

September 18, 2018

WILMINGTON — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm’s remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast.

The death…

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September 18, 2018

ELM CITY — A twister touched down in Elm City on Monday, nearly crushing at least one resident and causing parts of the Twin Counties to enter into a tornado warning, according to emergency officials.

The tornado was confirmed to hit Elm City, a small town about eight miles outside Rocky…

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September 18, 2018

The Pitt County Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday to discuss the proposed Southwest Bypass Land Use Plan.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will allow people to offer comments on the plan which, if adopted, will govern development in the approximately 45-square-mile area that extends…

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September 18, 2018

Police are searching for an individual who fired a handgun into an occupied vehicle, according to a report from the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place at 4:57 p.m. on Saturday in a parking lot at 2225 Bellamy Circle, in The Bellamy apartment complex, the report stated. Five men…

September 18, 2018

Pitt County residents now can see which contests will appear on their Nov. 6 ballot, the elections board director said.

Dave Davis announced sample ballots are available online for review. Voters can visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ to view the ballot for their voter precinct, Davis said.

Pitt…

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September 18, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times.

“Get out now,” a voice boomed from a bullhorn. “This is an emergency.”

Waheeda Reese and her 14-year-old daughter, Anissa, were inside…

Tropical Weather North Carolina

September 18, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Florence, which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression, is being blamed for at least 20 deaths in the Carolinas. Fourteen were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what’s to come, because it’s still raining and rivers are…

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September 18, 2018

RALEIGH — Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.

North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have…

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