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Elizabeth Townsley: Oriental the setting for self-discovery

Saturday, 29 March 2014 18:30
Heather W. Cobham sums up her first novel, “Hungry Mother Creek,” as the “discovery that life untangles itself when you learn to be honest with yourself and follow your inner wisdom.” You’ll like everyone in this book. There are no bad guys, only bad situations. Maya, the protagonist, settles in Oriental, N.C., after losing her abusive husband to Hurricane Katrina and struggles with loneliness, family issues, and a great big dollop of guilt for being…
3 reasons post-Katrina New Orleans is back: Mayor
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:30
Nearly nine years later, the city of New Orleans is about 80 percent recovered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNBC on Friday. In a "Squawk Box" interview, Landrieu told a story of a city that's on the rise with new businesses opening up. Job creators like the movie and digital media industries did an "$800 million book of business last year," he added.
Reasons post-Katrina New Orleans back
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:30
Nearly nine years later, the city of New Orleans is about 80 percent recovered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNBC on Friday. In a "Squawk Box" interview, Landrieu told a story of a city that's on the rise with new businesses opening up. Job creators like the movie and digital media industries did an "$800 million book of business last year," he added.
Why Is the West Coast More Vulnerable to Mudslides?
Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:45
RelatedLinks What Creates a Deadly Mudslide? Landslide Season in Washington: A Glacial Legacy Giant Landslide Seen From Space Deadly mudslides can unfold in any of the 50 U.S. states, but a combination of geologic factors makes the West Coast especially vulnerable to the type of destructive flow that pummeled northwest Washington on Saturday (March 22), geologists say.
Post-Katrina Heart Woes Persisted at Least 6 Years
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:32
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Father Ryan House palm tree cut down in Biloxi
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 21:00
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A famous Biloxi palm tree that survived Hurricane Katrina, even while the house around it washed away, is now gone thanks to a chainsaw. The tree that once stood in the middle of the staircase at the Father Ryan House has been chopped down. A WLOX viewer alerted us to the news Wednesday night. We went out to the property on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi and found it was true.
Markham building being called an eyesore
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 19:00
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - What was once a historic building in downtown Gulfport has been vacant and deteriorating since Hurricane Katrina. The old Markham building has become a topic of discussion in the city. The people of Gulfport are calling for action, but what's being done? Lenny Sawyer owns Sawyer Real Estate just across the street from the old Markham building.
Point Cadet slowly being transformed into something better
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 15:30
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - It's a look that is a far cry from the emptiness left behind by Hurricane Katrina in Point Cadet. There is a park with a green space, a huge pavilion, playground, splash pad and restrooms, not to mention a beautiful view of the waters of the back-bay. Ashley Taylor is casting a line in the water right by the park on this chilly Wednesday morning.
Higher flood insurance costs coming to Nevada
Monday, 24 March 2014 12:15
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Washoe County emergency manager Aaron Kenneston has known since Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans and Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast that Nevada homeowners and businesses eventually would face higher premiums for federal flood insurance. “It’s unfortunate that you have to balance these major superstorms on the backs of taxpayers who don’t live anywhere near the Gulf Coast or Hurricane Alley,” Kenneston said.
Katrina damaged skating rink getting new life
Saturday, 22 March 2014 18:00
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The old Twin Pines Skating Rink in Waveland that closed down after being heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina will soon get new life. A New York developer recently purchased the building and is now in the process of renovating it. The building is being transformed into a multi -purpose entertainment venue. Richard Paterson is about to make a dream come true by transforming a place where generations of residents had roller…
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