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September 19, 2018

GRIMESLAND — The same day emergency responders brought food and water to Grimesland residents, contractors with Duke Energy Progress restored electric service to the town and surrounding community early Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Grifton residents endured the heat and humidity that accompanied…

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September 19, 2018

Florence has flown, and classes and campus activities resume today at East Carolina University to the surprise and dissatisfaction of many students and families still struggling with the effects and remnants of Hurricane Florence and apparently not ready to return.

ECU officials issued a notice…

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September 19, 2018

Today  

Retired school personnel

The North Carolina Retired School Personnel of Pitt County will meet at 10:30 a.m. at Parker's Barbecue on 3109 S. Memorial Drive for a general meeting. Attendees should bring school supplies for the community service project. Call 714-6027.

Pitt County…

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September 19, 2018

One by one, 16 aircraft — including 11 helicopters and five planes — took off on Tuesday from P-GV Airport in Greenville, no longer needed by the federal government for possible emergency medical evacuations in the region following Hurricane Florence.

The pilots and crews of several…

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September 19, 2018

TRENTON — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.

He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern on Sunday even as the storm…

Tropical Weather North Carolina

September 19, 2018

Like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, most of Hurricane Florence’s damage will not be from the wind but the water.

Yes, some people died when they were crushed by trees felled by Florence’s winds as it swept across the Carolinas and some homes were destroyed. But most of…

Tropical Weather North Carolina

September 19, 2018

WILMINGTON — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by rising water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to…

Tropical Weather North Carolina

September 19, 2018

As thousands throughout Eastern North Carolina find themselves short on food, cleaning supplies and basic hygiene items, Greenville is mobilizing as a hub for supplies heading towards its neighbors struck by disaster. 

On Tuesday, the Churches Outreach Network, coordinating with the city of…

September 19, 2018

About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.

Sanderson Farms said Tuesday the losses occurred at independent farms that…

Tropical Weather North Carolina

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…

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