Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, blockaded Charles Town in 1718, infuriating residents. Illustration from A General History of the Py…
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Anne Bonny and John Rackem as depicted on a mural at a public park on Folly Beach
A state grand jury report on the South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe was released Wednesday, providing more insight into the long-running investigation.
Hurricane Florence's slow-motion path through South Carolina and North Carolina broke flooding and rainfall records. But scientists say it also fits a pattern: as the Earth warms, we can expect to see slower storms, ones that dump previously unheard of amounts of rain. This will require coastal residents and even ones inland to rethink how and where they build, experts say.
Florence’s floods are receding in some parts of South Carolina, but the storm’s record-breaking deluge left behind new challenges: displaced snakes, a stew of potentially deadly microbes and daunting decisions over how to pay for damaged and destroyed businesses and homes.
Spinning as if in slow-motion, Tropical Storm Florence continued its agonizing march across South Carolina on Saturday, dropping record amounts of rain and leaving fears of catastrophic floods in its wake.
Loaded with moisture from its gallop across the Atlantic, Hurricane Florence slowed to a crawl Friday and Saturday as it spun into the Carolinas, killing at least seven people, knocking out power to nearly a million people and drenching areas from the Outer Banks to Charleston.
One research team found that half of Hurricane Florence’s expected rain was caused by a rapidly warming planet.
Barreling toward North Carolina with 100-mph winds, Hurricane Florence slowed to a crawl Thursday night with forecasters predicting a "life-threatening" surge and "catastrophic flash flooding" as it moves through South Carolina this weekend toward the Appalachians.
As Hurricane Florence churns toward the Carolinas, it will pass over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, giving the storm a last shot of octane before it makes landfall