Florence

East Mecklenburg High's gym set up by Red Cross as a hurricane shelter that can accommodate 150 people
Gwendolyn Glenn / WFAE

Hundreds of displaced residents remained in eastern North Carolina shelters three weeks after Hurricane Florence's eye reached the Atlantic coast.

A 74-year-old man accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers, killing one, is a Vietnam veteran and disbarred attorney who used his marksmanship to hold officers back as their comrades lay bleeding on the ground, authorities said.

Union County Sheriff's Office

The Union County Sheriff's Office says it has recovered the body of a missing 1-year-old boy who was swept away in flood waters last night. 

National Guard trucks lead an Illinois swift water rescue crew and other vehicles across a flooded section of US 74 Business near Whiteville Sunday.
David Boraks / WFAE

Here's what a flash flood looks like. It's midday Sunday here on US 74 Business in Whiteville in Columbia County, where rising waters from a swamp are rushing over the road. A swift water rescue team from Illinois is here with several trucks and a boat, trying to get east to help out with the storm.