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  • A 1,000-year-old road lost to time

    12/05/2018 2:39:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    In 990AD, the Archbishop of Canterbury named Sigeric the Serious had a more practical reason to walk to Rome. Having risen into his prestigious office, he needed to visit the Vatican to be ordained and collect his official garments. At the time he made the journey, there were many different paths to Rome. But Sigeric, who’d left from Canterbury, wrote down his route home through Italy, Switzerland, France and into the UK, cataloguing the towns he stayed in on his journey. The route he took now makes up the official Via Francigena. The only part that cannot be completed on...
  • Supporters say Hurricane Florence showed the need for I-73, not everyone agrees

    11/28/2018 7:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    WBTW News 13 ^ | November 15, 2018 | Nicole Boone
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) -  A quarter of a century later, local, state, and federal leaders still work to build Interstate 73. It would be the Grand Strand area's first interstate.I-73 would run from Michigan to Myrtle Beach. Now after Hurricane Florence, there's even more urgency, among some, to complete the project. As Hurricane Florence approached the South Carolina coast in September, so did the call for evacuations. "If any of your listeners or viewers were stuck on Highway 501 or Highway  9 or Highway 17 trying to dodge this storm and get their family to safety they understand how important it is...
  • Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

    11/20/2018 8:17:39 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 4 replies
    WRALTV - AP ^ | 11/20/18 | STEVE REED
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA's Charlotte Hornets a big hug and a thank you. "It means he hasn't forgotten," Parker told The Associated Press about Jordan's visit to Wilmington, North Carolina. "It means we are important." Jordan returned to his hometown wearing North Carolina Tar Heels blue and met with some hurricane victims, many...
  • Crews wash hundreds of fish off I-40 after Florence flooding recedes

    09/23/2018 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WATE ^ | 9/23/18
    WALLACE, N.C. (WNCN) - - It's no secret that Interstate 40 between Raleigh and Wilmington has been covered with floodwaters since Hurricane Florence hit. But, crews got a surprise Saturday when they went to areas where the waters had receded and found -- a highway covered in dead fish. The Penderlea Fire Department had to hose down a stretch of I-40 on Saturday because of what appeared to be hundreds of dead fish that were left behind by the flooding. "Well, we can add 'washing fish off of the interstate' to the long list of interesting things firefighters get to...
  • Carolina woman arrested after providing care for pets without a permit during Hurricane

    09/23/2018 4:26:27 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 39 replies
    https://myfox8.com ^ | 09/23/2018 | Staff
    WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina woman was arrested after providing care for animals during Hurricane Florence without a permit, according to USA Today. Animal rescue volunteer Raina Nyliram said the drugs she administered were all over-the-counter medication. She said the animals needed to be cared for because the veterinarian’s office was closed.
  • North Carolina Boy Asks Donald Trump for a Hug After Hurricane Florence

    09/20/2018 6:16:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    brietbart ^ | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump toured New Bern, North Carolina, on Wednesday, viewing the damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Trump also visited Temple Baptist Church and joined volunteers handing out pre-packaged meals to storm victims As he passed out supplies, one boy wearing a hat approached the president. “Can I have a hug?” he asked. “Yes!” Trump said enthusiastically, embracing the boy to the delight of the crowd.
  • Deranged Dem Harpies in Full Screech Mode

    09/19/2018 5:55:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/19/18 | Judi McLeod
    Calling all zombies: Get your collective focus off TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) and on to what matters most: the thousands in North Carolina left bereft by the natural disaster called Hurricane Florence The shrieking screams of Democrat Party harpies will be louder than the winds of Hurricane Florence this morning as they realize their attempts at branding President Donald Trump a “killer” have failed. Most tragically, the death toll of Category 1 Hurricane Florence stands at 18, including a 3-month-old baby, nowhere near the thousands predicted by scare-mongering Progressives.
  • Raw Video: Dozens Of People Loot Dollar Store As Flooding Cuts Wilmington Off From The Rest Of NC

    09/17/2018 12:13:49 PM PDT · by PFW · 45 replies
    A major emergency brings out the best in some people, but in others it brings out the absolute worst. Shocking images of “dozens of people” ransacking a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, North Carolina have stunned the nation. This happened in broad daylight, and many of the looters didn’t even seem to care that a television news crew was filming them. Sadly, this always seems to happen whenever a major disaster takes place. Our established social order is so vulnerable, and so many people out there will gladly take advantage of others if they believe that there is an opportunity...
  • Libs Irate Over “Goodie-Two-Shoes” Police Arresting Looters in NC

    09/16/2018 11:34:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 101 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | September 16, 2018 | S. Noble
    While thousands of people struggle to overcome the damage left behind by Hurricane Florence, citizens in Wilmington broke into the closed Family Dollar Saturday on Greenfield Street to steal anything they could find, WISTV reported. On Friday dozens upon dozens of people were seen and videotaped carrying items back to the public housing community Houston Moore. Others were taking stolen items to their cars. Looters threw bottles at reporters as they took video. Another reporter, Hannah Brewer of WFMY, posted the following raw footage to youtube.
  • Are Waffle Houses In North Carolina Open? The FEMA Metric Indicates They Are

    09/16/2018 10:53:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Elite Daily ^ | 09/15/2018 | Lizzy Rosenberg
    On the Waffle House Index, if a "...store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green. If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it’s yellow. When the location has been forced to close, the index is red," per comments from Panos Kouvelis, Ph.D., the Emerson Distinguished Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Management and director of the Olin's Boeing Center for Technology, Information and Manufacturing, in a 2011 EHS Today article about the Waffle House Index. According to the tweet from Mike Seidel, a "Meteorologist/Field Reporter for The Weather Channel", per his Twitter bio, on...
  • As Hurricane Florence bears down, Canadian power crews make pit stop in Bangor en route to Carolinas

    09/16/2018 6:59:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | 9/12/18 | Callie Ferguson
    **SNIP** But for thousands of power crews, the lead-up to the storm is a period of waiting to face the mess it leaves behind. The storm is expected to knock out power to as many as 3 million customers across the two states, utilities officials in the Carolinas said Wednesday afternoon. “I was expecting the call [from the power company] when I saw it on the news,” said Raymond Gallant, a 70-year-old lineman from New Brunswick. He was among a mix of linemen, mechanics, loggers and carpenters on Wednesday who signed up to spend an anticipated three weeks on the...
  • North Carolina passed a law in 2012 that could make hurricanes like Florence more damaging

    09/15/2018 9:58:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | Sep 12,2018 | Jason Silverstein
    North Carolina could find itself more vulnerable to damage from storms like Hurricane Florence due to a state law passed six years ago that banned using recent climate science to plan for the consequences of rising sea levels.
  • Fake News: Watch Weather Reporter Fake Heavy Winds During Florence

    09/15/2018 2:39:00 PM PDT · by PFW · 28 replies
    As Hurricane Florence touched down in North Carolina on Friday, the fake news media followed … apparently. It looks like Weather Channel reporter Mike Seidel was caught faking how heavy the winds were blowing in North Carolina during his Friday evening reporting. You can’t make this up …
  • Wilmington Looting -[FD Managememt told] Police to stand down.

    09/15/2018 2:24:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 105 replies
    WilmingtonPD twitter ^ | September 15, 2018
    Watching Fox News. Just had a live interview with Rick Leventhal in Wilmington. Has video of looters (the usual perp types) at a Family Dollar and someone yelled at him "where are the police? Our taxes pay for them?." Leventhal contacted the police and they responded back that it was a "management decision" not to respond (their response was shown on the story)
  • Vanity - NC/SC First Responders & Citizens active in rescue/recovery, Hurricane, Florence.

    09/15/2018 7:55:46 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 22 replies
    I have been staying tuned to the ongoing reports of storm conditions and various "proactive, positive" rescue & recovery activity going on in hard hit North & South Carolina in the areas devastated by "Hurricane, Florence". The storm of course is still quite active and will be for a few more days....but the instant reaction, and swift actions of Police, Firemen, EMTs, AMTs, the USA Coast Guard, the Cajun Navy volunteers, the Red Cross, Samaritans Purse, the actions by the hundreds of people and organizations of all kinds from all over this country, doctors, nurses, and just terrific volunteer USA...
  • Terrified families trapped in rising Florence floods plead for help and admit they were wrong [tr]

    09/15/2018 5:25:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 15, 2018 | Keith Griffith and Chris Dyer
    Hundreds of residents have been left trapped, thousands have been left without power and five people have been killed as Hurricane Florence battered the south-east coast of America. Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast. Roads became flooded, trees blown over and homes destroyed as some parts of North Carolina have already seen surges of flood water as high as 10ft. As Florence first broke on land yesterday 90mph winds struck the coastal areas, but as the storm system moved across land it was...
  • A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense [barf]

    09/14/2018 6:24:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 14, 2018 7:01 PM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster. Their storm surges are more destructive because climate change has already made the seas rise. And lately, the storms seem to be stalling more often and thus dumping more rain. Study after study shows that climate change in general makes hurricanes worse. But determining the role of global warming in a specific storm such as Hurricane Florence or Typhoon Mangkhut is not so simple — at least not without detailed statistical and computer analyses. The Associated Press consulted with 17 meteorologists and...
  • Two men arrested in Fayetteville Family Dollar looting

    09/14/2018 6:05:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    WRAL ^ | September 14, 2018 | Local News
    When deputies arrived at Walker’s house, they found the shirt that that the suspect wore during the break-in on Walker’s front porch with glass from the Family Dollar’s door still on it. Deputies also recovered several full cold bottles of Corona and dishwasher pods in the trash can that Walker and Hilliard were standing next to.
  • Florence weakens to a tropical storm

    09/14/2018 4:06:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    WSAV3 NBC ^ | 9/14/2018 | Lee Haywood
    Florence continues to slowly weaken... and as of the 5pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center is now a tropical storm.
  • Florence Now at Coastline, Winds Measured Below Hurricane Strength

    09/14/2018 9:41:53 AM PDT · by Robert A Cook PE · 62 replies
    Watts Up With That (Science Website) ^ | 14 Sept 2018 | B. Wegher
    From a writer at WattsUpWithThat: National Data Buoy Center shows Florence passing over Johnny Mercer Pier, station JMPN7. The surface anemometer height for that station is 15 meters above sea level. Winds speeds recorded show the eyewall and eye passing directly the station. Maximum sustained winds on the leading edge of the storm were 52 knots at 5.36 AM, followed by the eye with (its typically) low winds at 7am, followed by the trailing eyewall winds of 56 knots at 8am. https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=jmpn7 Several NDBC stations in the region, both on the shore and offshore, confirm that Florence never produced sustained...