The school systems in Wake, Durham, Johnston, Orange and Chatham counties and Chapel Hill-Carrboro all will close Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Michael. North Carolina is under a state of emergency.
The Wake County and Chapel Hill-Carrboro school systems plan to reopen Tuesday after having been closed for three days due to Hurricane Florence. Wake also announced a new set of school makeup days after parents complained about the old ones.
As the center of Tropical Storm Florence moved slowly into South Carolina overnight, the storm’s outer bands of rain pummeled the Triangle, causing creeks to rise and bringing down trees and limbs that blocked roads and dragged down power lines.
Curious NC answers several reader questions about trees related to the pending Hurricane Florence including which trees will survive, which are likely to fall and what to do with trees after they fall.
When will we start to feel Hurricane Florence in Raleigh and the rest of the Triangle? WTVD meteorologists Chris Hohmann and Don Schwenneker talk timeframe, wind gusts, potential rainfall totals and flash flooding dangers.
The Farmers Alliance Store in Siler City closed two months ago and the remaining contents of the store were to be auctioned off on Saturday morning. The store opened in 1888 and operated 130 years in downtown.
Residents in 19 NC counties could hear blank gunfire, see flares and come across soldiers in battle. It’s the final test for 200 students to qualify for their first assignments in the Army’s Special Forces. Soldiers from Fort Bragg will participate.
A video by produced by members of the Pittsboro, NC police department who took up the law enforcement #LipSyncChallenge has garnered over 4 million views on Facebook. The video spoofs the popular SNL more cowbell skit.