In its noon update for Saturday (Sept. 22, 2018), NCDOT listed three open routes into Wilmington and a way to access Jacksonville. Parts of I40 are still flooded and roads and bridges are still washed out in many counties.
The latest update from Gov. Roy Cooper on the number of lives claimed by Hurricane Florence was 32 in North Carolina, bringing total deaths to 43 in NC, South Carolina and Virginia as of Friday, Sept. 21.
Garrett Ventry, an aide helping lead efforts to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, resigned amid sexual harassment allegations. Ventry previously worked for NC House majority leader John Bell.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a woman in north Charlotte, North Carolina, and the fatal shooting of a man outside Blue Olive Lounge in Ballantyne in south Charlotte.
Great white shark Katharine pinged off Kitty Hawk in North Carolina after not having been heard from since January. Researchers with the nonprofit OCEARCH shark research and advocacy group pinged her in 2013.
A week after Hurricane Florence arrived on shore, large swaths of North Carolina remain underwater. The storm caused flooding that’s submerged roads and homes, killed 32 people, and carried waste into the state’s rivers.