Homeowners, students and businesses in one of eastern North Carolina's population centers kept a nervous watch Wednesday on the river that flows along downtown, as Hurricane Matthew's deadly after-effects lingered days after the storm passed.
Authorities ordered evacuations for about one-tenth of Greenville's 90,000 people. The Tar River was expected to crest Wednesday, and officials warned it would overwhelm every bridge in the county, splitting it in half overnight.
Flooding across eastern North Carolina was expected to get worse before it gets better.
The Tar River in Greenville was at nearly 23 feet Tuesday night, the National Weather Service said. It is...