Michael Jordan grew up playing high school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolina. So when the former NBA star watched the destruction caused by Hurricane Florence to his hometown and surrounding area, he acted quickly to help. The six-time NBA champion and Charlotte Hornets owner donated $2 million on Tuesday to assist residents of the Carolinas — $1 million each to the American Red Cross and the Foundation For The Carolinas' Hurricane Florence Response Fund. "It just hits home," Jordan told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. "I know all of those places: Wilmington, Fayetteville, Myrtle Beach, New Bern, and Wallace, which is where my father is from. So quite naturally it hits home, and I felt like I had to act in a sense that this is my home." The 55-year-old Jordan said he still has an aunt, cousins and several buddies who live in coastal North Carolina. He also has a nephew who attends UNC Wilmington, which has remains closed while recovering from the damage. … [Read more...] about Michael Jordan Donates $2M for Hurricane Florence Relief in North Carolina
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NEW BERN, N.C. -- The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue scores of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic flooding inland. The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to eight. A day after blowing ashore with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, Florence practically parked itself over land all day long and poured on the rain. With rivers rising toward record levels, thousands of people were ordered evacuated for fear the next few days could bring the most destructive round of flooding in North Carolina history. More than 2 feet of rain had fallen in places, and the drenching went on and on, with forecasters saying there could be an additional 1 1/2 feet by the end of the weekend. "I cannot overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren't watching for them you are … [Read more...] about Death toll rises to 8 as Florence pours on the rain in North Carolina
Sinéad Baker, provided by Published 3:24 am PDT, Friday, September 14, 2018 The Weather Channel on Thursday produced a forecast showing virtual water rising above the forecaster, creating a terrifying visualization of what 9 feet of water could do to a town. The Weather Channel on Thursday produced a forecast showing virtual water rising above the forecaster, creating a terrifying visualization of what 9 feet of water could do to a town. Photo: The Weather Channel High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C.,Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C.,Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Photo: Tom Copeland, AP High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. High winds and storm surge from Hurricane Florence hits Swansboro N.C., … [Read more...] about Weather Channel video illustrates the horrifying reality of towering floodwater in North Carolina
OPINION — When Donald Trump travels to North Carolina this week, it won’t be for one of the campaign-style rallies that are his oxygen — especially needed now when the air is filled with praise for his nemesis John McCain, who is being lauded in death in terms the president can only dream about. This Friday in Charlotte, host of the 2020 GOP convention and with the Trump National Golf Club not that far away in Mooresville, the president is scheduled to make a lunchtime appearance at a country club for an audience of those willing and able to pay at least $1,000 ($25,000 will get you admission to a “roundtable” and a photograph with Trump). It is a party with a purpose: to raise enough cash to keep two possibly vulnerable House seats in Republicans hands. Part two of the planned trip is a public appearance at a campus of Central Piedmont Community College to deliver remarks and sign an executive order on retirement security. Expect a good mood if … [Read more...] about Trump to the Rescue (Maybe) in North Carolina
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