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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least …


Storms sweep across the South, killing 6 and injuring dozens

Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least six people, injured dozens and flattened much of a Texas town. Three …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Wild weather: Water rescues in South, heavy snow in Midwest

A powerful winter storm that brought blizzard warnings Friday across the Upper Midwest was blamed for at least three fatal crashes while flash flooding from rains in the South swept …


Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday – causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

Storms strike college, leave trail of damage across South

Daybreak Tuesday revealed widespread damage after a night of violent weather in the Deep South, with a college campus shattered by an apparent tornado and thousands of buildings and vehicles …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:13 p.m.

Billy Graham had pride and regret on civil rights issues

The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase “The Bible says …” Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Another round of winter weather moves into the South

A wintry blast coated parts of Kentucky and Tennessee with sleet and ice on Friday, forcing schools to close as the region braced for a second punch with snow. Deeper …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 11:44 p.m.

Storm slaps coastal South with most snow in nearly 3 decades

A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018, 4:57 p.m.

Numbing cold taking toll in South; more frigid nights ahead

A prolonged stretch of brutal cold is taking a toll in the South, sending people in Atlanta to the emergency room seeking treatment for hypothermia and existing ailments made worse …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 3:42 p.m.

Snow slows or shuts down much of normally sunny Deep South

An unusually heavy December snowfall across much of the Deep South tapered off Saturday, icy road conditions were still a threat and thousands remained without electricity throughout the region.


Amid outcry over Confederate markers, new ones are going up

While Confederate statues and monuments around the nation get removed, defaced, covered up or toppled, some new memorials are being erected, by people who insist their only purpose is to …


Kathleen Parker: Lost cause doesn’t merit statue obsession

Why should public lands play host to marble, granite and bronze images of men who tried to destroy our relatively new nation?


Charlottesville shakes Trump presidency

The Republican Party is going to be allied with Trump on some things but not others. And right now, the president is somewhere I can’t go and where the Republican …


Storms could spawn tornadoes across parts of Midwest, South

Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. The bullseye for some of the most fearsome weather – including possible tornadoes …


New Orleans can remove three Confederate monuments, court rules

A federal appeals court cleared the way Monday for the city of New Orleans to take down three Confederate-era monuments that have been a source of tension in the Southern …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘I had forgotten that I am black’

I had forgotten that we’ve been here before, that our history is a litany of people pushing us back after every forward step.


Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of …


Southerners wearing masks as wildfire smoke streams from mountains

Wildfires near the Georgia-North Carolina line are spewing smoke so thick that residents are being urged to wear special masks if they must do outdoor activities.


Trump Train may have left GOP North Carolina governor behind

The Trump train that carried Republicans to victory all over the South may have left one car behind in North Carolina – Gov. Pat McCrory, who trailed by a few …


Gas prices up, stations running out in South after pipeline spill

Lines formed at gas stations across the South on Saturday and drivers who were able to find fuel had to pay more for it in some cases, as prices edged …


Rising floodwaters leave thousands homeless in Louisiana

Across southern Louisiana Sunday, residents scrambled to get to safety as rivers and creeks burst their banks, swollen from days of heavy rain that in some areas came close to …


Deep South bracing for heavy rain, severe storms

Strong storms could spawn some tornadoes as they dump heavy rain on several states across the South through Friday, forecasters predict.


Fierce storms could bring strong tornadoes to Deep South

Forecasters say storms could bring tornadoes, hail and damaging winds to several states in the Deep South.