North Carolina

Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

Flooding from Hurricane Florence swept across the Carolinas early on Friday as the massive storm surged toward the coast. And, Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday warning an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a powerful typhoon to stay indoors.

North Carolina’s fight to keep its foothold on furniture

For more than a century, North Carolina and southern Virginia were the furniture-making centers of America. Foreign competition from Asia has taken most of that work away over — 60 percent of the jobs have disappeared since 1990. But North Carolina isn’t going down without a fight.

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Economics

In North Carolina, immigrant farmworkers wonder about their place in America

Many undocumented immigrants in the US work in cultivation, picking fruits and vegetables. They move around or live permanently on the fields, along with their children — many of whom were born here and are US citizens. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough on illegal immigration. And that has many immigrant farming communities bracing for what comes next.