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North Carolina News: RALEIGH, United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. Announces Progress in Making Our Communities Safer Through Project Safe

Neighborhoods and the “Take Back North Carolina” Initiative RALEIGH, N.C. – One year ago, the Department of Justice announced the revitalization and enhancement of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which Attorney General Sessions has made the centerpiece of the Department’s violent crime reduction strategy. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent … Continue reading North Carolina News: RALEIGH, United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. Announces Progress in Making Our Communities Safer Through Project Safe

North Carolina News: More North Carolinians Face Imminent Flooding Threat as Tropical Storm Florence Moves West

Governor Reminds Public the Dangerous Conditions Continue into Early Next Week.  Expedited Major Federal Disaster Declaration Approved; Major Roadways Closed. RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper today urged North Carolinians to beware of rising floodwaters in eastern and central counties across the Sandhills and in the mountains. Some rivers will begin to see … Continue reading North Carolina News: More North Carolinians Face Imminent Flooding Threat as Tropical Storm Florence Moves West

RALEIGH, N.C. | The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad weather advisories stretched from Florida to … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. | Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hurricane Florence churned Tuesday toward the Eastern Seaboard as a storm of “staggering” size, forcing a million people to evacuate the coast. Many more were left to wonder where they might be safe if days of torrential rains unleash floods from the mountains to the sea. “This one really scares me,” National … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Surge, wind, rain, floods: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

RALEIGH, N.C | The Latest: Evacuees clogging highways ahead of Florence

RALEIGH, N.C  — The Latest on Hurricanes Florence and Isaac (all times local): 10:55 a.m. Forecasters say Florence will arrive on land as an extremely dangerous major hurricane by the end of the week. According to the National Hurricane Center, Florence has maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (215 kph). By 11 a.m. Tuesday, Florence … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | The Latest: Evacuees clogging highways ahead of Florence

RALEIGH, N.C | Wind, rain, surge, flood: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

RALEIGH, N.C — As mandatory evacuations begin for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans have been preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades. Hurricane Florence’s top winds dipped to 130 mph (215 kph) Tuesday morning, but it remains a Category 4 … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Wind, rain, surge, flood: Hurricane Florence could hit hard

RALEIGH, N.C | Carolinas brace for extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, N.C  — Florence rapidly strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. The first effects of what forecasters are already calling a large … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Carolinas brace for extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence

RALEIGH, N.C | North Carolina elections board to fight federal subpoenas

RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina’s elections board agreed Friday to fight federal subpoenas seeking millions of voting documents and ballots going back years. The State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement voted unanimously to direct state attorneys to work to block the subpoenas issued last week to the state board and local boards in 44 counties. … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | North Carolina elections board to fight federal subpoenas