North Carolina Warns of Post-Storm Waze Errors

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North Carolina’s Florence Evacuees Urged to Hold Off on Returning

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Potential Insurance Bill From Hurricane Florence Could Take Toll on Wallets Far From North Carolina’s Coast

Insurance companies retreated from some communities amid stronger storms, leaving a “last-resort” plan to fill the growing gap.

For Millions, Florence 'Has Never Been More Dangerous'

North Carolina's governor warned that inland residents now face life-threatening hazards.

Despite Warnings, States in Florence’s Path Continued Coastal Development

Despite their vulnerability to both climate change and hurricanes, North and South Carolina have put in place a series of policies and laws that favor coastal developers and property owners.

Mutual Aid Agreements Bring First Responders, Utility Crews to Hurricane Zone

With conditions worsen in the Carolinas, rescue personnel and power crews are ready to respond when it's safe to do so.

Lessons from Floods Past Show Challenges With Hurricane Florence

Louisiana and Texas are no stranger to deluges caused by prolonged rain.

Prepping for a Hurricane That Could Stay for Days

Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, is the strongest to threaten parts of the East Coast in more than 20 years.

As Hurricane Florence Takes Aim, N.C. Governor Says ‘Gather Your Supplies Now’

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Learning From a False Alarm

How a North Carolina county used an accidental active-shooter alert to improve its policies.

In North Carolina, Voters Help Choose Design for Voting Stickers

A design contest in Durham County attracted 30 submissions for a new "I Voted" sticker.

5 Former N.C. Governors: Proposed Constitutional Amendments ‘Must Be Stopped’

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Mueller Indictment Lays Out Russia’s Hacking of State, Local Election Infrastructure

The charges bring into question previous statements from vendors and state officials.

How Cities Can Respond When the State Legislature Says ‘No’

From defiance to exploiting legal loopholes, municipalities are trying everything to get around state preemption laws and maintain local authority.

Which Major City Has the Best Parks?

For the third year in a row, Minneapolis claimed the top spot in the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore index.

Should There Be Mandatory Training Standards for School Resource Officers?

There are no national training standards for school-based officers, and in many cases no state standards, meaning crisis response can vary widely from place to place.

Warm Weather Prompts Snake Warnings Throughout the U.S.

The uptick in visible slithering reptiles has prompted cities and counties to warn residents that warmer weather and increased rainfall can force snakes out of their holes and into backyards, pools and homes.

Apple Is Reportedly Opening Its Second Campus in North Carolina

Unlike Amazon's public HQ2 search, Apple's selection process is taking place entirely behind closed doors.

Charlotte’s Scooter Share Halted After One Day

City officials said Lime didn’t have permission to implement its e-scooter program on local streets.