Carolinas

ATLANTA | Delta profits soar as demand drives ticket prices higher

ATLANTA  — Delta topped third-quarter profit expectations with strong travel demand pushing ticket prices higher. The Atlanta carrier posted earnings of $1.31 billion, or $1.91 per share. Removing one-time charges, per-share profit was $1.80, which is six cents better than expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. Revenue was $11.95 billion, about in … Continue reading ATLANTA | Delta profits soar as demand drives ticket prices higher

Bengals join Panthers in wearing “One Carolina” stickers

The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas. The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read “One Carolina” on the back of their helmets for Sunday’s game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bengals said on Twitter “we send our well … Continue reading Bengals join Panthers in wearing “One Carolina” stickers

BLADENBORO, N.C. | Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

BLADENBORO, N.C. — Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence’s latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and high-wheeled military vehicles during a six-hour rescue operation in … Continue reading BLADENBORO, N.C. | Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. | When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C.— 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 evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to feel like it will never end. At least 42 people … Continue reading GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. | When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

WILMINGTON, N.C.— Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death toll climbed to 15. The storm … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

NEW BERN, N.C. | Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

NEW BERN, N.C.— As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding. After blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 mph (145 kph) winds, Florence virtually parked itself much … Continue reading NEW BERN, N.C. | Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. More than 60 people had to be … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart