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Nation Sep 24Carolina residents prepare to evacuate as rivers rise
Authorities are urging 8,000 people on the South Carolina coast to be prepared to flee flooding that is expected to being Tuesday.
Nation Sep 22North Carolina river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump
Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.
Nation Sep 21Dam breach at Duke plant in North Carolina, coal ash could spill
Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.
Nation Sep 20Floodwaters inundate lake at North Carolina power plant, raising alarm
Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake.
Politics Aug 08Officials declare states of emergency ahead of anniversary of violent Charlottesville rally
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville on Wednesday proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white nationalist rally that left one person dead and dozens of others injured.
Politics Jun 12Devoted Trump supporter Stewart wins Virginia GOP Senate nom
A conservative provocateur and supporter of President Donald Trump won Virginia's Republican primary Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race, and he has promised to run a "vicious" campaign against incumbent Tim Kaine.
Politics Jan 05Fight for the Virginia House continues with a court hearing
The long-running fight for control of the Virginia House of Delegates isn't over.
Politics Jan 04WATCH: Republican wins hotly contested Virginia race after name is drawn from bowl
A Republican has won a Virginia state House of Delegates race so close that its outcome was determined by pulling the candidate’s name out of a bowl.
Politics Nov 28Why control of the Virginia House is still being settled weeks later
A Democratic tidal wave on Election Day in Virginia three weeks ago has left chaos in its wake, with control of the House of Delegates still undecided and no end to the dispute in sight.
Politics Nov 11Trump opposition inspires Dem focus on statehouse wins
Progressives are leveraging anti-Trump feeling to limit corporate influence in statehouses across the country.