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Durham and Orange County Schools have apologized for scheduling class Monday, after flooding made some roads impassible, and in one instance emergency officials were dispatched to help students on a school bus that had been caught in a ditch near a flooded road. "Although we made the best decision we could with the information we had this morning, we are sorry to our families and staff for the difficulties that came from our decision to open school," the statement said.
More than a decade ago, long-time Shelby eatery Ichabod's burned down on the corner of Lafayette and Graham streets.
A Lumberton native is one of three incoming medical students at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine to be awarded the university's most prestigious scholarship. Ross Masters was chosen for the Class of 2022 Brody Scholar award - valued at approximately $112,000 - that includes four years of medical school tuition, living expenses and the opportunity to design his own summer enrichment program that can include travel abroad.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will open a shelter on its campus "for people in existing shelters that have lost power and are now closed," the university announced on Friday. University spokesperson Jeni Cook says the shelter, expected to open sometime today at the Friday Center, will not be open to the general public, just those in existing shelter facilities that need to be moved.
The eye of Hurricane Florence made landfall at 7:15 a.m. Friday near Wrightsville Beach, bringing with it gusts up to 105 mph, the highest on record since 1958, Governor Cooper said during a press conference Friday morning. Storm surges have flooded much of the coast and about a half-million people in the state have lost power.
Top: Tiffany Breindel, Program Director at 1870 Farm, prepares to put an identification tag into the cow Romeo's tail the day before Hurricane Florence hits Chapel Hill, N.C. Left: Luis Morales catches chickens to put them in the coop before they board it up. Right: Breindel puts an identification tag in a horse's mane.
She lived behind the Davis house with a dozen enslaved people. In the main house, Mary was drilled on "courtesy and respect" for her "superiors."
Thomas Kunicki, a volunteer at the Red Cross shelter for Hurricane Florence evacuees at the Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, describes the capacity of the shelter and the services offered there free of charge to people seeking refuge from Hurricane Florence.
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