Safety


Cleanup begins following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The storm is past but researchers are expecting an extremely active hurricane season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Why North Carolina Should Expect a Fierce Hurricane Season

Researchers are predicting an ‘extremely active’ hurricane season for NC, with climate change and warmer seas playing a part.

A waterfront dock shows damage following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. A nearby nuclear plant reportedly lost power early Tuesday, spurring safety fears at the facility. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
As Isaias Approached NC, A Nuclear Power Plant Temporarily Lost Power

A North Carolina nuclear plant in the path of Tropical Storm Isaias reported an “unusual” loss of power Tuesday morning, officials reported.

Gov. Cooper says NC shelters will be in place as Isaias makes landfall, although with coronavirus precautions. (Image via NC DPS)
Isaias Landfall: How Do You Deal With a Hurricane and COVID at the Same Time? NC Is About to Find Out.

With Isaias forecast to strengthen into a hurricane before making landfall Monday, how will coronavirus impact NC's storm shelters?

Protesters associated with the controversial 'Reopen NC' group in Raleigh in April. (Image for Cardinal & Pine by Grant Baldwin)
Controversial ‘Reopen NC’ Group Demands Gov. Cooper’s Impeachment

A controversial group of protesters advocating for a full reopening of NC gathered in Raleigh Wednesday to demand the impeachment of NC Gov. Roy Cooper.

Duke researchers say they've discovered a more infection strain of coronavirus.
As Coronavirus Infections Swell, NC Researchers Discover a More Infectious Strain

Researchers at Duke say they've discovered a new, more infectious, strain of coronavirus that appears to have emerged as the dominant strain.

A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The fireworks were not announced until an hour or so before to avoid attracting large crowds. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Stay Outdoors but Avoid Large Crowds: How to Celebrate Fourth of July While Protecting Yourself From COVID-19

Medical experts have advised Americans to spend time outdoors, practice social distancing, wash and sanitize their hands, avoid large crowds, and limit contact with people outside of their household.

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What Veterans Are Saying About Trump and the Russian Bounties: ‘I Don’t Think He Cares About Troops at All’

Trump's relationship with the nation's military community has been frequently strained. But just four months before the November election, reports that he either ignored, or was unaware of, a Russian plot to kill U.S. troops could intensify the tension and create new political risks.