‘Fake’ Botticelli work turns out to be from artist’s studio

Entertainment 03/28/19, 06:40

Art experts in Britain have discovered that a painting long thought to be a fake Sandro Botticelli in fact came from the master's own Florence workshop.After stripping back a century of yellowing varnish and surface dirt, conservators confirmed Thursday that "Madonna Of The Pomegranate" — a smaller version of the ...

Uffizi urges Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis

Entertainment 01/02/19, 08:45

The director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence is urging Germany to return a Dutch masterpiece stolen by Nazi troops during World War II, dramatizing its absence by hanging a black and white photo of the work with the label "Stolen" in three languages.Eike Schmidt said in a New Year's ...

Uffizi aim to discourage tourists crowds, ticket scalpers

Entertainment 12/05/18, 09:36

The Uffizi Galleries in Florence are aiming to discourage visitor overcrowding and ticket scalpers.Director Eike Schmidt says Italy's most-visited art museum is meeting with the government office that protects citizen privacy on how to use purchasers' ID photos to thwart scalpers looking to resell tickets at exorbitant prices.German art historian ...

Bowden, Muschamp renew ties in Akron-South Carolina game

Football 11/30/18, 11:03

When Terry Bowden was coaching Auburn he saw just what he needed in graduate assistant Will Muschamp 23 years ago. So it's no surprise to when that Muschamp has excelled running a program.He will get see firsthand how much Muschamp has learned this weekend.Brown's Akron Zips (4-7) face Muschamp's Gamecocks ...

Pirates visit Wolfpack 2 days after firing of head coach

Football 11/30/18, 10:31

David Blackwell has inherited a difficult job on short notice.He'll lead East Carolina as its interim coach in Saturday's trip to North Carolina State in what has already been a difficult season, and it comes just two days after the school fired third-year head coach Scottie Montgomery.That left very little ...

Makeup games could determine bowl bids

Football 11/18/18, 19:04

Virginia Tech still has a chance to reach the .500 mark and secure bowl eligibility.The Hokies (4-6) are set to play Marshall on Dec. 1 — if Virginia Tech needs a win to become bowl eligible. The Hokies and Thundering Herd had games against other opponents canceled Sept. 15 because ...

Familiar face Sophie Chang is back at McLeod for Health Florence Open

Sports 10/16/18, 21:39

FLORENCE, S.C. – Maryland native Sophie Chang is no stranger to the McLeod for Health Florence Open.She said that she has competed in the USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Tournament the past few years and finds it to be a compelling week of competition.F or many young professionals from around the ...

Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect

U.S. 10/16/18, 11:35

Authorities found approximately 130 guns inside the South Carolina home of a man who set up his house in an upscale neighborhood to ambush police officers coming to question his son about a possible child sex assault, the sheriff investigating the case said Tuesday.Frederick Hopkins only fired three of the ...

Carolinas Hospital leader has years of health care involvement

Texas 10/14/18, 15:44

FLORENCE, S.C. — For Vance Reynolds, serving the community by caring for people is a passion that was instilled in him at an early age.Reynolds, a Texas native, joined Carolinas Hospital System as the organization’s chief executive officer on April 30. He serves as the market CEO for both Carolinas ...

Florence-Darlington Tech students earn scholarships

Tech 10/10/18, 04:13

FLORENCE, S.C. -- The Florence-Darlington Technical College Educational Foundation recently presented scholarship certificates to 10 high school students enrolled in the new HVAC Engineering & Technology Academy.The new dual enrollment program is designed for high school students, and it was founded through a partnership with Florence-based companies, Johnstone Supply and ...

Photos: Mourners note passion, courage of slain officer in South Carolina

U.S. 10/08/18, 13:59

The Latest on the funeral of slain police officer Terrence Carraway in South Carolina (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Fellow police officers, young people he mentored and his fellow deacons at his church all remembered the love, passion and courage of a South Carolina officer killed in the line of duty. Florence police ...

Update: Sheriff: Man ambushed officers questioning son

U.S. 10/05/18, 14:40

The Latest on the shooting of seven police officers in South Carolina (all times local):2:25 p.m.Blood-soaked evidence lies on Saxon Drive in the Vintage Place neighborhood where several members of law enforcement were shot, one fatally, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Florence, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)The sheriff investigating the shooting ...

Update: Trump offers prayers for South Carolina officers

U.S. 10/03/18, 16:39

The Latest on seven law enforcement officers being shot in Florence, South Carolina (all times local):9 p.m.President Donald Trump is offering his condolences to the South Carolina officers shot in a fatal confrontation with a suspect who held children hostage in a home and fired at deputies.In a tweet Wednesday, ...

Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

U.S. 09/24/18, 15:02

Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday.About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential flood zones ahead of ...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

U.S. 09/23/18, 18:22

Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of ...

Performance artist unhurt after hit by painting in Italy

Entertainment 09/23/18, 12:21

A man has hit performance artist Marina Abramovic on the head with a painting at a Florence museum.Palazzo Strozzi director Arturo Galansino tweeted that Abramovic was unhurt in the attack Sunday in the courtyard of the palazzo, which is hosting a retrospective about her. Galansino, the show's curator, says "everything's ...

Soldier returns from Florence relief effort, but his home burglarized

U.S. 09/23/18, 08:34

A North Carolina Army medic, who was put on state active duty to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts, returned home Friday to find that he'd been robbed. National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in the low-lying riverfront city of New Bern for 10 days after it was battered by strong ...

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence’s fury

U.S. 09/22/18, 00:17

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 ...

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

Science 09/18/18, 09:11

When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out.He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on Sunday even as ...

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