Travel

The Latest: Another town in SC flooded by Florence

1 day ago   |   By

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 2:05 p.m. A small town in northeast South Carolina is getting flooding rains from what's left of Florence. Downpours overnight flooded main roads in the town of Cheraw early Sunday and brought water to the doorsteps of some low-lying homes. Cheraw Police Chief Keith Thomas says about 12 people were evacuated from four homes. Police rescued five others from cars that stalled out in floodwaters. Thomas says no one was injured.
Read more ...

 

The Latest: Florence death toll rises to 15

1 day ago   |   By

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 2 p.m. The death toll from Florence has risen to 15. The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a pickup truck was traveling west on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County on Sunday morning when it went off the roadway. Troopers say the truck struck an overpass support beam, and the driver died at the scene. Kershaw County Coroner David West says the driver's name has not been released because all relatives have not yet been notified.
Read more ...

 

The Latest: North Carolina city cut off by floodwaters

1 day ago   |   By

NEW BERN, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 12:50 p.m. The city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been completely cut off by floodwaters and officials are asking for additional help from state law enforcement and the National Guard. Woody White is chairman of the board of commissioners of New Hanover County. He said at a news conference Sunday that additional rainfall Saturday night made roads into the city impassable.
Read more ...

 

The Latest: Regulators monitoring hog, poultry farms

1 day ago   |   By

NEW BERN, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : Noon North Carolina state regulators and environmental groups are monitoring the threat from hog and poultry farms in low-lying, flood-prone areas. These industrial-scale farms typically feature vast pits of animal feces and urine that can pose a significant pollution threat if they are breached or inundated by floodwaters. In past hurricanes, flooding at dozens of farms also left hundreds of thousands of dead hogs, chickens and other decomposing livestock bobbing in the floodwaters.
Read more ...

 

The Latest: 90 rescued from waters in North Carolina county

1 day ago   |   By

NEW BERN, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 11:45 a.m. North Carolina's transportation secretary says one of his top priorities is to find a way to get into Wilmington after damage from Florence closed major roads into the city. Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon told The Associated Press on Sunday that U.S. 74 into Wilmington is impassable and Interstate 40 into the city also is closed.
Read more ...

 

The Latest: Florence claims 14th victim, in South Carolina

1 day ago   |   By

NEW BERN, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 11:20 a.m. Former hurricane-turned-Tropical Storm Florence has claimed a 14th victim: a man who drowned when a pickup truck flipped into a drainage ditch in South Carolina. Georgetown County Coroner Kenny Johnson says 23-year-old Michael Dalton Prince was a passenger in the truck, which lost control on a flooded two-lane road early Sunday. Johnson says the driver and another passenger escaped after the truck ended upside down in the flooded ditch north of Georgetown.
Read more ...

 

The Latest: Florence causing historic, unprecedented floods

1 day ago   |   By

NEW BERN, N.C. - The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence : 10:30 a.m. One of the authorities leading the response to Florence says the storm is causing "historic and unprecedented flooding." Michael Sprayberry is director of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. He told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that Florence's combination of heavy rainfall, extreme storm surge and high winds makes the storm "one for the record books."
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Travel      Industry      U.S.  


Trump Fires Another Shot in China Trade War

Trump Fires Another Shot in China Trade War

The Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese goods starting next week, escalating a trade war between the world's two biggest economies and... Read more ...

Battle For The Senate: Candidates In Key Races Respond To Kavanaugh Allegations

Battle For The Senate: Candidates In Key Races Respond To Kavanaugh Allegations

NPR reached out to candidates in the major 2018 Senate races, including Democrats facing pressure to support Brett Kavanaugh and GOP candidates raising doubts over timing of... Read more ...

Family claims college student's heart stopped after hazing incident

Family claims college student's heart stopped after hazing incident

"It's a little bit suspicious, a 20-year-old young man, college student passing away like this," one officer said. Read more ...

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and... Read more ...

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' cleans up at the 2018 Emmys

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' cleans up at the 2018 Emmys

Thank you and goodnight! Read more ...

There was just a marriage proposal at the Emmy awards

There was just a marriage proposal at the Emmy awards

Director Glenn Weiss just won an Emmy for “Directing for a Variety Special” but it was his acceptance speech that had everyone talking Read more ...

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says the US-China trade war is 'going to be a mess'...

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says the US-China trade war is 'going to be a mess' and could last 20 years

The US and China trade war could last 20 years, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said. Ma made the remark after President Donald Trump ordered the US Trade Representative to impose... Read more ...

ISU student killed Monday was Big 12 champion golfer

ISU student killed Monday was Big 12 champion golfer

A former Iowa State University golfer has been found dead at a golf course, and a man has been charged with murder. Read more ...

Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, company claim to have 'solved it' in Emmys...

Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, company claim to have 'solved it' in Emmys opening number

What did you think of the opening number? Read more ...

Joe Biden: Women's Claims Of Sexual Assault Should Be Presumed To Be True

Joe Biden: Women's Claims Of Sexual Assault Should Be Presumed To Be True

At a Washington event Monday, the former vice president reflected on the Anita Hill hearing as he weighed in on accusations facing Brett Kavanaugh. Read more ...