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    Post  Melissa on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 16:56

    Friday 14 September 2018
    Life-threatening storm lands in North Carolina

    Hurricane Florence is ravaging the US East Coast, knocking out power to more than 600 000 homes, causing buildings to crumble and stranding residents.


    Rains and surging seas have already inundated coastal areas. Dozens of people were rescued from a collapsing hotel in North Carolina.

    Evacuation warnings are in place for 1.7 million people.

    BBC News
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    Post  Ian on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 17:21

    The state capital of North Carolina is Raleigh, named after Sir Walter Raleigh. And Florence is a city in the Tuscany region of Italy.
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    Post  Vicky on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 17:34

    Florence Dombey is a character in the novel Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens.
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    Post  Sophie on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 18:06

    And the statistician Florence Nightingale was named after the Italian city!

    Yes, she was a statistician – even though the most indelibly famous image of her is as the Lady with the Lamp during the Crimean War. She “exhibited a gift for mathematics from an early age and excelled in the subject under the tutelage of her father” – Wikipedia.
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    Post  Vicky on Fri 14 Sep 2018, 18:17

    The Italian name for the city of Florence is Firenze – which is also the name of a character (a Centaur) in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books. And the Italian name for the city of Geneva, Ginevra, is Ginny Weasley’s real first name (as used by her great-aunt Muriel)!
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    Post  George on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 16:20

    I was at Leroy House today when I heard two people talking about somebody called Florence. One of them said: “What did Florence say?”



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    Post  Michael on Mon 24 Sep 2018, 18:03

    Hopefully what Florence said was nothing like what the mama saw – which was against the Law! lol!

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    Post  Sophie on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 16:00

    Goodbye Rosie, the Queen of Corona!
    “A corona … is an aura of plasma that surrounds the Sun and other stars,” Wikipedia.
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    Post  Vicky on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 16:53

    Goodbye Rosie, the Queen of Corona!
    Cider with Rosie is a novel by Laurie Lee.

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