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When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new …

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the …

The Latest: Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local):8:15 p.m.Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence.A statement released …

Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions

ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment …

The Latest: Feds say canceling nuke plant could cost owners

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on cost overruns from construction at a nuclear power plant in Georgia (all times local):6:40 p.m.The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear …

South Carolina's unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate again dropped slightly last month.The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the jobless rate in South Carolina in …

Police: Robber shot in restaurant was self-defense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man trying to rob a South Carolina restaurant was shot and killed as he fought with an employee over the gun.Columbia police said the shooting happened …

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from …

Police: Councilman threatened to kill woman in front of son

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county councilman is accused of threatening to kill a woman in front of their son.The Sumter Item reports 26-year-old Sumter County Councilman Chris …

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

SPRING LAKE, N.C. (AP) — With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of …

Colonial warfare historian to talk about borderlands strife

SCHUYLERVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — An award-winning historian of 18th-century American military history will give a talk this weekend near the Saratoga Battlefield on war and peace along the …

The Latest: NFL's Panthers donating to help Florence victims

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local):9 p.m.The new owner of the NFL's Carolina Panthers has announced an initial package to aid Hurricane Florence disaster relief …

Prosecutor facing more charges related to public funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city is facing more charges related to alleged misspending of public funds.Attorney General Alan Wilson said 5th …

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more …

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an …

Man accused of South Carolina killing arrested in Arizona

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a man suspected in the fatal shooting of another man last month has been arrested in Arizona.Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon told The …

Ports chief: Savannah will need new bridge for larger ships

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will need to replace the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River in the next decade to make room for larger cargo ships to sail beneath the …

After Florence's ferocity, exhaustion sets in on Wilmington

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The sun rises blazing hot over Wilmington, and the line for ice is shorter than it was the day before. The lines across town for tarps and bottled water have dwindled, …

Mother gets 4 ½ years in South Carolina toddler's death

LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina mother has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison after her 2-year-old son shot and killed himself with a gun her boyfriend wasn't supposed to have …

Correctional officers accused of smuggling drugs into prison

RIDGELAND, S.C. (AP) — Two correctional officers in South Carolina are accused of smuggling drugs including cocaine and synthetic marijuana into a prison.News outlets report Shavonia Shara …