WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):8:45 p.m.More North Carolina counties have qualified for federal disaster aid for their homeowners, renters and businesses reeling from Hurricane Florence damage.The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced late Monday that 10 additional counties have been designated for individual assistance, bringing the total to 18 counties damaged by the storm overall as qualifying for such assistance.Residents and businesses that have damage should file insurance claims first before applying for government assistance. The aid could include grants or low-interest loans.The new counties designated Monday are Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Harnett, Lenoir, Jones, Robeson, Sampson and Wayne counties.Designating the 18 counties also means the federal government can reimburse state and local governments for debris removal and other emergency actions.———8 p.m.North Carolina Gov. Roy … [Read more...] about The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid
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ASSOCIATED PRESS Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday.ASSOCIATED PRESS Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday.ASSOCIATED PRESS A generator powers one of the Onslow County shelters at Swansboro Middle School after Hurricane Florence hit Swansboro, N.C., Sunday. WILMINGTON, N.C. >> With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes swamped by swollen rivers. The deadly storm was still dumping rain and had top winds around 30 mph early today, but forecasters said it was expected to gradually pick up forward speed and complete a big turn toward the Northeast. Flooding worries were increasing in West Virginia and Virginia, where power … [Read more...] about Florence floods cuts off Wilmington, N.C., as killer storm moves northeast
In lieu of "One in a Million," Axl Rose and Co. threw some skull rings into the ultra-deluxe packaging for GNR's 'Appetite for Destruction' reissue box set.Photo: Raph_PH (CC-by-2.0)HOT: One Less Lie Guns N’ Roses recently announced plans for expanded editions of their landmark debut album, Appetite for Destruction. But even the $999 Locked N’ Loaded version — which includes skull rings and temporary tattoo replicas of the band members’ ink — will be missing something. Along with unreleased demos and other rarities, every song from the 1988 G N’ R Lies EP is included, except the controversial “One in a Million,” which featured flagrantly racist, homophobic and anti-immigrant lyrics (graphic epithets and all) that now make it sound like a National Anthem for a certain emboldened segment of Trump’s America. Though obviously having second thoughts now, Axl Rose never completely backed off of his defense of the track.WARM: Don’t … [Read more...] about Minimum Gauge: Guns N’ Roses box set to feature all things ‘Appetite for Destruction’ (except that one song with the racism and homophobia)
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest John McCain's 2000 presidential run saw challenges, 'ugly' politics Arizona Sen. John McCain's long-shot 2000 presidential campaign against George W. Bush saw a straight-talk strategy and "ugly" campaign tactics. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. John McCain: The 'Maverick' runs for president Then-Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., addresses a rally at the Navajo Nation Veterans Memorial Park on Aug. 27, 1999, in Window Rock. Mike Fiala/Associated Press John McCain: The 'Maverick' runs for … [Read more...] about John McCain’s 2000 presidential run saw challenges, ‘ugly’ politics
The end of a teaching career comes quickly and without much fanfare in Trenton. Seventy six times last year the state Board of Examiners revoked a teacher's license with a quick, usually-unanimous vote before a mostly-empty audience in a small conference room next to the Delaware River in Trenton. The votes essentially said the teachers had done something so heinous, so unforgivable, they were banned from ever working in a New Jersey public school again. In most cases, the votes came after the board spent months of reviewing documents and debating behind closed doors. In rare cases, the teachers came to Trenton to appear before the board to make a final, often tearful, plea to keep their livelihood. Look up the teachers who lost licenses in your town Who lost their licenses? Last year, New Jersey yanked the teaching licenses of 76 teachers and school officials for a wide variety of misconduct, sexual abuse, crimes and other allegations inside and outside … [Read more...] about N.J. is yanking more and more teachers’ licenses. Here’s why.