Tag: North Carolina

Earthquake in North Carolina Is Strongest in the Area Since 1916

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 that struck North Carolina near its border with Virginia on Sunday morning was the area’s largest in over a century, the United States Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck around two miles southeast of Sparta, N.C., a town about 100 miles north of Charlotte, shortly after 8 […]

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Isaias Live Updates: Fires, Flooding and Tornadoes as Storm Charges Over Land

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFlooding in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Hurricane Isaias approached on Monday night.Credit…Jason Lee/The Sun News, via Associated Press Isaias is bringing the threat of tornadoes as it barrels north. Isaias slammed the Atlantic Coast overnight with storm surges and winds as fast as 85 miles per hour, spawning […]

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Isaias Live Updates: Storm Could Regain Hurricane Strength

Here’s what you need to know: Video Swimmers on the beaches in South Florida experienced dangerous surf brought on by Tropical Storm Isaias on Sunday.CreditCredit…Saul Martinez for The New York Times Heavy rainfall and powerful winds are expected in Isaias’s path. Tropical Storm Isaias churned off the Florida coast on Monday, with forecasters predicting that […]

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Tropical Storm Isaias, Grazing Florida, Takes Aim at Carolinas

ATLANTA — Tropical Storm Isaias buffeted Florida’s eastern edge on Sunday with more heavy rainfall and powerful winds as it skirted the Atlantic Coast, leaving many people bracing for the threat of flash floods, storm surges and even tornadoes as the storm made its way north. The storm failed to deliver the punch in Florida that […]

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Can Cities Do Reparations Alone?

These local efforts raise interesting questions about the long work of restitution. Are these local efforts reparations or something else? Can the scope of any municipal plan really rise to the scale of the debt owed? Following Asheville’s city council resolution, Dr. William Darity Jr., coauthor of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans […]

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Black Woman Who Faced Up to 19 Months in Prison for Voting While on Probation Now Facing More Charges

Photo: Samuel Corum (Getty Images) There is something especially cruel and nefarious about the willingness of legal officials to take a person’s freedom away just for voting when they weren’t supposed to be. Advertisement A 32-year-old Black woman in North Carolina was charged with a felony in 2016 for voting while on probation for another […]

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Black Firefighters in North Carolina Protest Systemic Racism, Demand Fire Chief Resign

Photo: TFoxFoto (Shutterstock) OMNIBUS, an organization of Black firefighters in Winston-Salem, N.C., is fighting to change decades of institutional racism within their fire department. Advertisement Fox 8 reports that the group, along with representatives from Emancipate NC, Hate Out of Winston and several other organizations, gathered outside of station 1 in Winston-Salem to demand that […]

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Rise in Virus Cases Near Bases in U.S. and Abroad Poses Test for Military

WASHINGTON — More than 20,000 American service members have contracted the coronavirus, and the infection rate in the services has tripled over the past six weeks as the United States military has emerged as a potential source of transmission both domestically and abroad, according to military and local public health officials. Cases are rising the […]

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North Carolina City Approves Reparations for Black Residents

As Americans debate how far the country should go to make amends for slavery and other racial injustices, a conversation reawakened by the killing of George Floyd, a city in North Carolina has taken the first step: It approved reparations for Black residents. The city, Asheville, N.C., will provide funding to programs geared toward increasing […]

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A Liberal North Carolina Town Has Unanimously Voted to Give Its Black Residents Reparations

Photo: Derek Olson Photography (Shutterstock) Phew, 2020 sure is something different. In a unanimous decision, Asheville, N.C.’s City Council has voted to give reparations to its Black residents. Advertisement The historic 7-0 vote was reached on Tuesday night, reports the Citizen Times, a USA Today affiliate. The measure comes with a public apology for the […]

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Here Are the U.S. States With Travel Restrictions

Americans are planning millions of trips this summer within the United States, according to a forecast released by the AAA last month. But packing a face mask and hand sanitizer aren’t the only things these travelers need to consider, as a third of states have restrictions in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine […]

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