MOORE COUNTY, N.C. The threat of Hurricane Matthew didn’t end when the storm spun back into the Atlantic Ocean, with residents around the state dealing with flooding and state officials keeping an eye on structures like Woodlake Dam.Residents near the dam were finally allowed to return to their homes Sunday after being evacuated from the area for more than a week. Officials from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, including the division’s secretary Donald van der Vaart, joined safety teams last week at Woodlake Dam in checking the stability of the structure.More than 100 homes had been evacuated, and flood damage to the area is still under assessment. In all, it’s expected than more than $1.5 billion in damage was caused by the storm throughout the state.
WASHINGTON, D.C. In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. military intelligence analyst behind the biggest breach of […]
PARIS, May 7 (Reuters) – Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of […]
CHARLOTTE Protesters blocked a highway and clashed with police in Charlotte early Wednesday morning after officers fatally shot a black man they said had a gun when they approached him in a parking lot.About […]