Tag: north carolina

North Carolina Boy Asks Donald Trump for a Hug After Hurricane Florence

President Donald Trump toured New Bern, North Carolina, on Wednesday, viewing the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Trump also visited Temple Baptist Church and joined volunteers handing out pre-packaged meals to storm victims. As he passed out supplies, one boy wearing a hat approached the president. “Can I have a hug?” he asked. “Yes!” Trump said […]

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Millions of Carolina Homes Are at Risk of Flooding. Only 335,000 Have Flood Insurance.

Advertisement Here’s why the federal flood insurance program won’t pick up the slack. ImageFloodwaters inundated Lumberton, N.C., on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence. The town is some 70 miles from the coast.CreditCreditJohnny Milano for The New York Times Sept. 19, 2018 Some 31 million people in the Carolinas are at risk […]

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Hurricane Florence makes pig poop ponds overflow in North Carolina

And you thought 2018 couldn’t get more grimly, disgustingly, apocalyptically fucked up. There are roughly 4,000 “hog-waste lagoons,” that is the official term folks, in North Carolina. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today says a number of these pork poo ponds are at risk of flooding and overflowing. […]

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Rep. Meadows on Florence Response: ‘No Higher Priority’ for the President

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), who represents the 11th District in western North Carolina, spoke with Breitbart News Saturday about the federal response to hurricane and tropical storm Florence, which has claimed ten lives in the state and five more in South Carolina. “There’s been no higher priority for the administration,” Meadows told Breitbart News Washington […]

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Surging Seas, Floods and Rescues as Florence Roars Ashore

WASHINGTON, N.C. — After slamming into the Carolina coast on Friday with powerful winds and torrential rains, Hurricane Florence left a trail of devastation as it crawled over the southeastern part of the state, posing what may be its greatest threat in the days ahead as it roars inland with […]

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Donald Trump Praises Citizen Rescue Efforts: ‘We Love the Cajun Navy’

President Donald Trump celebrated the “Cajun Navy,” a group of citizen volunteers who traveled to rescue citizens from the wrath of Hurricane Florence. “We love the Cajun Navy – THANK YOU!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Friday, sharing a video of the group. The Cajun Navy was formed after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005. They […]

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Luis Gutierrez: Trump Will Give Florence Victims More Help Because He Owns Golf Clubs, Wineries in Region

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) implied on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricane Florence will be more “empathetic” and better than his response to Hurricane Maria because Trump “has a golf club in North Carolina.” Gutierrez blasted what he said were Trump’s “simply delusional” remarks about having done “one of the best jobs that’s […]

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Watch: Heavy Winds Lash Carolinas as Hurricane Florence Nears Landfall

Heavy winds began lashing the east coast Thursday morning as meteorologists say the leading edge of Florence has arrived in North Carolina, with tropical storm-force winds carrying drenching bands of rainfall onto some beach communities. Florence will likely bring days of rain totaling three feet or more, and a surge of ocean water that rises […]

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Donald Trump Warns North and South Carolina Residents About Hurricane Florence

President Donald Trump issued a warning to residents of North and South Carolina on Monday, warning them about the looming hurricane off  the East Coast. “To the incredible citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina, and the entire East Coast – the storm looks very bad!” he wrote on Twitter. “Please take all necessary precautions. We […]

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Illegal Alien Accused of Killing North Carolina Man in ‘Horrific’ Hit-And-Run

An illegal alien living in the United States has been charged with killing a North Carolina man in a deadly hit-and-run accident. Neri Damian Cruz-Carmona, a 26-year-old illegal alien, allegedly left Jamar Rashaun Beach dead on a Raleigh, North Carolina street after he hit the man and fled the scene of the accident, according to police. […]

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A Leader in the War on Poverty Opens a New Front: Pollution

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. GREENSBORO, N.C. — The air in the Shiloh Baptist Church was thick with the heat of human bodies. The crowd, a mix of black and white faces, filled the pews in what was ostensibly the […]

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Protesters Destroy ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate Monument on UNC Campus

On Monday evening, a large group of protesters destroyed a 105-year-old Confederate statue named “Silent Sam” standing on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. On the evening of August 20, a group of students gathered to demand that university officials remove the statue that has stood since 1913 on McCorkle […]

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Al Gore: President Trump Having Less Impact on Environment than Expected

The Trump administration’s environmental policies have not affected the climate as much as previously expected, former Vice President Al Gore admitted on Monday. “He [President Trump] has had less of an impact so far than I feared that he would. Someone said last year his administration is a blend of malevolence and incompetence,” Gore told the […]

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Alligator Hunting Allowed In North Carolina For First Time In 45 Years

RALEIGH, N.C. (CBS Local) – For the first time in nearly five decades, a small group of hunters in North Carolina will be able to hunt alligators this year. The state’s Wildlife Resources Commission is allowing residents to hunt in Hyde County starting on Sept. 1, marking the first legal hunt in 45 years. There’s a big catch […]

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Police: Boy’s Lemonade Stand Robbed At Gunpoint For $17

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (CBS Local) – Police in North Carolina say a young boy was robbed at gunpoint while he was selling lemonade to pay for a lawn mower. Thankfully, the boy was not hurt, and now a local hardware store has stepped up to help the young man’s landscaping business. Deputies in Union County say 9-year-old Mark […]

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A Family From High Plains

In a field indistinguishable from the thousands that blanketed the North Carolina countryside, a bead of sweat dripped from O.C. Martin’s chin. It cut through the air, bumping the water particles collected in the dense August morning air, and, for a moment, rested on one of the green leaves gathering at his waist. Then, it burst. […]

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A Pie to Cut Through Summer’s Heat

As a child in the 1950s and ’60s, Bill Smith vacationed with his family in Atlantic Beach, on one of the southern-facing barrier islands along the coast of North Carolina. It was, and still is, a no-frills sort of beach town where no-fuss seafood restaurants served heaping baskets of fried seafood, hush puppies and coleslaw. […]

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Trump Won’t Be the Only One to Benefit From the 2020 Republican Convention

The Republican National Convention will be held in Charlotte, N.C., in 2020. Proponents believe it will bring a long-lasting economic impact. In fact, political conventions have only short-term benefits for the host city. But a recent study concludes that conventions do have a very particular long-term impact on exactly one person: the host city’s mayor. […]

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Featured Shop: Jordan Grace Owens

Just as creative couples the world over delight in designing one-of-a-kind weddings that express their truest selves, many wedding guests get a similar kick from bypassing the surprise-proof gift registry and seeking out something completely unique to wrap up for their soon-to-wed friends. While there’s no shortage of memorable big-day presents on Etsy, Jordan Grace […]

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GOP Congressional Candidate In North Carolina Has Long History Of Alleged Domestic Violence

Steve Von Loor is the Republican nominee for Congress in North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District. He also has a history of allegations of domestic violence against his ex-wife. These incidents have recently surfaced amid a nasty legal battle between Von Loor and A.J. Robey, who’s married to Von Loor’s ex-wife, Maria Robey. That battle culminated […]

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If Congress Changes Food Stamp Requirements, Kids Will Go Hungry

“What do you do when you’re hungry?” we asked Maylee, a 6-year-old girl. “I go to bed and think about eating,” she said. We first met Maylee’s family in 2012, when we began a five-year study about food and poverty in North Carolina. Over the course of the project, we conducted multiple interviews with more […]

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Art Review: A George Washington Monument, Rediscovered in Fragile Plaster

The year is 1816, and Thomas Jefferson, living in post-presidential splendor in Monticello, has been called on to give some advice. The state legislature of North Carolina has resolved to build a monument to George Washington that will have pride of place in the capitol building in Raleigh. Jefferson, who (with Benjamin Franklin) had overseen […]

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