Hurricane Michael is no more. The violent storm that ripped through the Southeast, leaving a trail of death and destruction from Florida to Virginia, finally moved off the coast over the Atlantic Ocean overnight. It is now known as Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael.
The remnants of Hurricane Michael continued to batter the Southeast, pummeling states with powerful rain, wind and flooding even after being downgraded to a tropical storm.
King police say they have solved a large number of auto-break-ins all over North Carolina and Virginia as a result of an ongoing investigation with the Virginia State Police.
With another hurricane on the horizon, weather agencies are predicting the potential impacts as Tropical Storm (now Hurricane) Michael prepares to land in Florida and the Carolinas.
The Gastonia Police Department received confirmation on Monday that the body found in North Carolina last Thursday was that of missing 6-year-old Maddox Ritch.
Following the deadliest flu season in modern-day North Carolina history, federal and local infectious disease experts are predicting a milder climate for 2018-19.
Did you miss any of the news and major events in the area this week? Take a look back at our top local stories of the past week.
A major law enforcement operation targeting drug trafficking in and around Indian Country has resulted in the arrest of more than 75 individuals on federal, state and tribal charges, announced Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke and Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for Western N.C.
A 2-year-old boy who was injured when a drunken driver crashed into the ambulance transporting him died from complications of a brain tumor, according to an autopsy released Monday.
Floodwaters breached a dam near a Duke Energy power plant on Friday, the company said,raising fears that toxic coal ash could reach the nearby Cape Fear River.
Classic cars and cruisers of all kinds are welcomed to park and settle in for a cross-county event this weekend.
Wells Fargo & Co. plans to reduce its workforce by 5 to 10 percent, or by roughly 13,000 to 26,500 jobs, within three years, CEO Timothy Sloan told employees at a monthly presentation in Portland, Ore.
Debris containing asbestos sat at the half-demolished Old Davis Hospital for more than seven months in 2015 and 2016 in part because state officials did not ask the federal government to step in and help with the cleanup, an Environmental Protection Agency audit released Tuesday concluded.
President Donald Trump reassured residents of storm-damaged North Carolina on Wednesday that "we're giving you a lot of help" as he toured areas still dealing with flooding, power outages and road and school closures from Florence, considered among the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history.
As McDowell recovers from Hurricane Florence’s impact, emergency agencies confirm at least five homes damaged locally and multiple storm-related calls in its wake.
As Hurricane Florence batters the southeastern U.S., a small army of drones is being assembled to quickly help identify and even fix damage caused by the storm.
KINSTON, N.C. - Communities across the Carolinas became cut off and turned into virtual islands Sunday as floodwaters blocked roads, ports remained closed and officials warily monitored damaged utility systems and 3,300 "hog ponds" loaded with manure. The rivers continue to rise, with some unlikely to crest for several more days.
LUMBERTON, N.C. - North Carolina officials warned residents Saturday not to become "complacent" about Tropical Storm Florence, which, despite weaker-than-expected winds, is poised to cause historic flooding and devastation for many days across much of the region.
LUMBERTON, N.C. - The call went out through Facebook at a little past noon on Friday: Volunteers needed immediately to fill sandbags and dam up a railway channel where floodwaters have emerged before.
The storm known as Florence is creating a slow-motion natural disaster for the Carolinas that could prove deceptively lethal as swollen rivers and streams spill over their banks and continue to rise.
Hurricane Florence continued sweeping across part of the southeastern United States on Friday, making landfall in North Carolina and bringing with it powerful winds along with forecasts warning of "life-threatening" storm surge and rainfall.
Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, battering the region with water and wind, threatening to unleash widespread destruction and stranding some people.
Hurricane Florence will move inland Friday, slowly progressing westward across the Carolinas through early next week. The storm will gradually weaken over the region, though heavy rain will continue even after winds taper off. Soils will become saturated and flash flooding is likely to devel…
Hurricane Florence, a large and dangerous Category 2 storm, is about a day away from crashing into the coast of the Carolinas, where conditions will begin to rapidly deteriorate Thursday. It marks the beginning of a prolonged assault from wind and water, which - by the time its over - is likely to bring devastating damage and flooding to millions of people in the Southeast.
As many as 3 million homes and businesses in the Carolinas may lose power if Hurricane Florence smashes into the coast, leaving much of the region in darkness for weeks.
Large and violent Florence is continuing on a beeline toward the East Coast as an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 hurricane. Catastrophic flooding and destructive winds are becoming very likely in the eastern Carolinas.
As North Carolina prepares for Hurricane Florence, local and state officials offer the latest developments on its tracking and what you should do to prepare.
With the potential impact of Hurricane Florence on North Carolina, the McDowell News is allowing free access to its site, mcdowellnews.com, and to its e-edition.
Florence is once again a hurricane and is predicted to rapidly intensify to an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm by Tuesday as it starts to close in on the Southeast and mid-Atlantic coast.
A McDowell man serving life in prison in the death of a Marion teen in 2002 was found dead of an apparent suicide, according to reports.
Two women were arrested late Tuesday night, accused of giving three young children possible illegal drugs, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.
As she biked 2,700 miles across the country this summer, Meg Weinstock and her fellow travelers shared deep conversations, enjoyed the beauty of the landscape and sang Avett Brothers’ songs.
Editor’s note: N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein sat down with reporter Shawn Taylor to discuss several state issues on Tuesday. Among them was the toppling Monday night of the “Silent Sam” Confederate monument on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. Here is what Stein, a Democrat, had to say.
Making it government policy that smokers be encouraged to switch to electronic cigarettes as “a considerably less harmful alternative” if they can’t quit is the recommendation of a bipartisan legislative panel.