https://lawyerfirmnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/180914192907-04-wilmington-deaths-restricted-large-169-2-1.jpg 259 460 Lawyer Firm News https://lawyerfirmnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/logo-lawyerfirm-news-300x100.png Lawyer Firm News2018-09-15 10:12:482018-09-15 10:47:11Florence rains wash away New Bern's beloved statues
In New Bern, North Carolina, one of the cities hardest-hit by the storm that made landfall Friday as a Category 1 hurricane, a beloved bear statue and its thick pedestal were uprooted and washed away.
“Some of our beloved bears have wandered away,” city officials tweeted next to a picture of the statue. “These statues, which New Bern is known for, are extremely heavy & bolted down at sponsoring businesses. This one ended up in the middle of S. Front St!”
The bear is surrounded by water, but its colonial-era coat, breeches and buckled shoes remain intact.
The Florence center is crawling inland over South Carolina, but its main rain bands are hitting already-saturated North Carolina — setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities.
New Bern, which has a population of about 30,000, was once the capital of the state’s colonial government . It’s also the birthplace of Pepsi — invented at a pharmacy in the city in 1898.