North Carolina News

Farm Bureau Must Defend Insured in Deadly Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Carolina

What started out as festive time at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair in 2019 ended with 96 people hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease. Four of them died. The tragedy in Fletcher, North Carolina, made national headlines. Multiple victims filed suit …

Lawmaker Calls for Removal of NC Hurricane Recovery Director

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers rebuked on Wednesday the state’s disaster recovery director _ with one calling for her removal _ for the agency’s slow progress amid years-long delays that have left some low-income homeowners in temporary lodging …

North Carolina Power Outages Could Last Days After Shootings

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County …

Sheriff: Vandalism Cuts Power Across North Carolina County

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) _ Multiple power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in an apparent act of criminal vandalism, leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said. The power outage across Moore County that …

Fire at Pilot Mountain State Park Burns Hundreds of Acres

PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in 4 that has already burned hundreds of acres. Meanwhile the N.C. Forest Service announced Monday a ban on all open burning and has …

Experts: One Pipeline Each For N.C. Natural Gas, Fuel a Concern

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is particularly susceptible to energy interruptions because gasoline and natural gas supplies originate mainly from two pipeline systems, energy industry experts told a state Senate committee Tuesday. Representatives of utility giants Duke Energy and …

A Month After Tornado, Some Families Remain in Limbo

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — It’s been over a month since a tornado tore through southeastern Brunswick County. In Ocean Ridge Plantation, the neighborhood that bore the brunt of the storm damage, some homeowners remain in limbo. Carol Phillips and her …

Arthur Fizzles After Emerging as 6th Pre-Season Named Storm in 6 Years

MIAMI — Life-threatening surf and rip currents were forecast for U.S. East coast beaches as Tropical Storm Arthur kicks up ocean swells offshore, the National Hurricane Center warned on Monday. As of Tuesday morning, the storm had transitioned into an …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

3 Arrested in More Than 20 North Carolina County Break-ins

Three people are in custody after investigators in Moore County say they committed nearly 30 break-ins. Area media outlets report 39-year-old Steven Earl Taylor of Aberdeen, N.C., is being held on bond of $5,020,000 for failing to register as a …