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Biden to survey NY and NJ storm damage after deadly flooding

President Joe Biden will survey damage in parts of the northeast that suffered catastrophic flash flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, and use the muddy backdrop to call for federal spending to fortify infrastructure so it can better withstand such powerful storms.

Ida’s ravages force apartment complex tenants to pack, plan

Allison Smith wasn't thinking about where she'd go next. She'd kept the boxes from when she moved into her 2-bedroom apartment at the Chateau Creole complex a year ago and was planning to fill them with her clothes and other belongings, load them into a U-Haul along with her bed and sofa, and drive it to the closest storage unit she'd found — two hours away. Then she'd think about where to live.

Ida traps Louisianans, shatters the power grid

The damage was so extensive that officials warned it could be weeks before the power grid was repaired.

Hurricane Ida strikes Louisiana; New Orleans hunkers down

Hurricane Ida blasted ashore Sunday as one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the U.S., rushing from the Louisiana coast toward New Orleans and one of the nation’s most important industrial corridors.

US hits 70% vaccination rate — a month late, amid a surge

The U.S. on Monday finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot into 70% of American adults -- a month late and amid a fierce surge by the delta variant that is swamping hospitals and leading to new mask rules and mandatory vaccinations around the country.

African American spelling bee champ makes history with flair

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - The nation's first African American winner has breezed to victory at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Fourteen-year-old Zaila Avant-garde...

12-foot-long python escapes inside Louisiana’s largest mall

A search is on for a 12-foot-long python that escaped from its enclosure inside Louisiana's largest shopping mall.

Texas lifts mask mandate, other states ease COVID-19 rules

The governors of Michigan and Louisiana likewise announced they are easing up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco.

Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow dead from COVID-19

Louisiana’s newest Republican member of the U.S. House, Luke Letlow, has died from complications related to COVID-19 only days before being he would have been sworn into office.

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New Hanover County Fire Rescue dedicates new engine

New Hanover County Fire Rescue dedicated its newest fire truck, Engine 19, this week in a virtual ceremony.

World War I living history event at N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport

The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport to host a living history weekend Sept. 18-19 featuring reenactors, authors and documentarians highlighting the World War I era.

Leland woman says metal object fell from bridge, hit her car, NCDOT responds

A Leland woman says she had a "final destination moment" when driving under the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation is responding.

Town of Leland to pay developers $140k to speed up home construction

The Town of Leland will give developers of a new subdivision $140,400 to speed up construction.