Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir takes break for fundraiser

Sports 03/31/19, 08:05

How dedicated is Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir to his hometown training rink, The Skating Club of Wilmington?When the Delaware resident was recently cast in a new Netflix ice skating drama called "Spinning Out," he was to be in Canada filming the show's first season next weekend when the skating ...

1 inmate found guilty of murder in Delaware prison riot

U.S. 11/20/18, 19:41

One of three inmates on trial for a deadly Delaware prison riot was found guilty of murder Tuesday, the first verdicts in a case that will involve 17 inmates over the next several months.A New Castle County jury found Dwayne Staats, 37, guilty of felony first-degree murder, first-degree murder of ...

Michael Jordan returns home, meets with hurricane victims

Basketball 11/20/18, 17:45

Michael Jordan returned to his hometown of Wilmington, North Carolina and met with some hurricane victims who benefited from his $2 million donation.Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)Stephanie ...

US flag shredded by Florence sells for $10,900 on eBay

U.S. 10/01/18, 20:24

The U.S. flag captured on a live camera as it was being torn to shreds by Hurricane Florence has brought $10,900 at auction.News outlets report viewers watched the flag flying on the Frying Pan Tower get ripped apart as the storm reached the North Carolina coast last month.EBay Inc. said ...

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

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

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. ...

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

New York 09/21/18, 11:50

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River.In this Sept. 19, 2018, photo released by Cape Fear River Watch, heavy rains from Hurricane ...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:14

With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to flee their homes in multiple inland cities. ...

Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:10

The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake.The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the water was going that hundreds ...

In Florence-battered Wilmington, fear turns to fatigue

U.S. 09/20/18, 12:16

The sun rises blazing hot over Wilmington, and the line for ice is shorter than it was the day before. The lines across town for tarps and bottled water have dwindled, as well, and Brian Gray takes that as a hopeful sign that desperation is giving way to something else.Hurricane ...

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

U.S. 09/20/18, 00:33

Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Florence is ...

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

U.S. 09/19/18, 22:19

Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off ...

Wilmington Isle: Food, water handouts set in isolated city

U.S. 09/18/18, 00:57

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With one of North Carolina's largest cities still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence, officials prepared to begin distributing food, water and tarps to Wilmington residents as yet more people were rescued from submerged inland neighborhoods.

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

U.S. 09/17/18, 00:34

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast.

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