Rains, floods still in Florence’s forecast

The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It’s still raining, and rivers are still rising. All roads in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground because of expected flooding. When the sun finally comes out later this week, it’s going to take a long time to dry out.

Fast Company tames wild weather

While Kauai worried about Tropical Storm Olivia, crews aboard the eight boats participating in the Nawiliwili Yacht Club Gene Wells Memorial Series Race No. 2 wrangled with the conditions Thursday at Nawiliwili Harbor.

Menehune claim round one

KAPAA — The Kapaa High School girls volleyball team was leading 15-12 in the first set over Waimea High School Saturday night during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation matches at Bernice Hundley Gym.

Kauai girls, Voyager boys top KIF cross country

The top runners in the girls and boys fields were gone from the leaderboard, but step-up runs from the remainder of the field saw the Kauai High School girls and the Island School boys claim the first Kauai Interscholastic Federation cross country meet Saturday at the Waimea High School campus.

Free movie night Saturday

The Ke Akua Youth Group presents free movies, “Peter Rabbit” and “Avengers: Infinity War,” on Saturday at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Preschool front lawn in Kapaa. The show will begin at sunset.

Meeting set for Complete Streets project in Kapaa

The county Department of Public Works will hold a public information meeting regarding a Complete Streets project for the areas of Kawaihau, Hauaala and Mailihuna roads, Sept. 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kapaa High School library.

Way beneath the waves

Scientists are searching for the underwater secrets of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, hoping to discover new life and build on previous explorations.

Shearwaters in the skies

Lights will go on this week for Friday night football on Kauai, marking the season’s first football game within the endangered Newell’s shearwater fledgling season.

Controversial sister city?

Last Monday, Sara Duterte, the mayor of Davao, a city on Mindanao Island in the Philippines, was on Kauai signing a sister-city partnership with Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

Happy Camper for Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence Toyofuku practiced writing her name so she could get a library card, said Isobel Storch, Florence’s grandma and president of the Friends of the Kapaa Public Library, which hosted its once-a-year used book sale Saturday.

Red, white and blue means everyone

We need to stop the huge division of our country into red and blue. Our nation’s future is not a competition between the winning Super Bowl teams, red against blue. We are forging a path to a future that will benefit all generations, with no one left out.

Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.

Accuser’s story of groping roils plan for Kavanaugh vote

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme Court is taking an uncertain turn. Republican senators are expressing concern over a woman’s private-turned-public allegation that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers.

An old problem: Aging pipelines lead to deadly explosions

The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the American Gas Association. Many of the pipes are old, and utilities are in various stages of replacing them to improve safety.