Tyeesha Aiken (center) looks skyward as she prays while being embraced by Annie Summey (left), during the Bridge to Peace march, on the Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge, on Sunday night, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, four days after a shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church left nine people dead.
Hillside's Corey Spell, right, uses a teammate as a pillow during a September 16, 2016, bus ride to South Boston, Va. to play Halifax County High School.
Hillside High School's Zakee Simmons clutches a football during a team religious service and dinner, Sept. 15, 2016, in the school cafeteria.
Hillside's Corey Spell sits alone in a baseball dugout during halftime of his team's last regular-season football game, which was played against Person High School, Nov. 4, 2016, at Hillside High School.
Lake City High School's Keenan Graham, top, is tagged out -- and upended -- by Wilson High School's Mason Park as he tries to hurdle his way to home plate. Lake City took on Wilson on Tuesday night, March 17, 2015, at Wilson High School. Lake City won, 5-2.
Dillon High School's Kaleb Page stands in his team's dugout after losing to Ninety Six High School in game two of the Class 2A championship series on Wednesday night, May 20, 2015, at Dillon Memorial Stadium. Ninety Six won, 6-3, to win the 2A state championship.
Protesters raise their fists together during a pause in a protest march, Sept. 22, 2016, in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
Protesters lie on the street in front of a line of riot police officers, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
A protester raises his hands in front of a line of riot police, Sept. 21, 2016, at the intersection of North College and East Trade streets in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
A protestor stretches out her arms as police deploy crowd control agents in front of the Omni Hotel, Sept. 21, 2016, on East Trade Street in downtown Charlotte, N.C, during the second night of clashes between police and protesters.
Mourners kneel outside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, four days after a shooting by Dylann Roof left nine black churchgoers dead, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
A police officer keeps watch at the entrance to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church as a worship service took place inside, four days after a shooting by Dylann Roof left nine black churchgoers dead, Sunday, June 21, 2015, in Charleston, S.C.
College chaplain Rev. Dr. Natalie McLean sits for a portrait, March 14, 2019, in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on the campus of Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. McLean, who is also an alumnus from the class of 1980, delivered the invocation for a Senior Day event held in the chapel later that day. In December 2018, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges moved to revoke Bennett College's accreditation because of concerns about its financial health. The school launched a desperate multi-million dollar fundraising campaign and filed a lawsuit in an attempt to win back accreditation. For now, the school remains open. But, like many other HBCUs, Bennett College is at a crossroads as it looks to the future.
Donald Jones, of New Bern, guns his boat down Main Street, which was flooded by the nearby Trent River, Sept. 18, in Pollocksville, N.C. Jones was helping deliver food and water for Kim Arthur, whose home was in an area largely cut off from outside resources. "I'm about 10 minutes out in the country and this is the only way to get to town," she said.
A tugboat, pushed ashore from the nearby Neuse River by the storm surge, is seen Sept. 14 in downtown New Bern, N.C. as rain continued to fall.
Allana Bailey, of Hubert, plays with her daughter, Brooklynn Lowe, 3, outside of the Holiday Inn Express as Hurricane Florence rolled in, Sept. 13 in Jacksonville, N.C. "They're tired of being cooped up in the room -- but they've got a pocketful of energy," Bailey said of her twin daughters, who she calls 'twinados'.
Members of the North Carolina National Guard and New Bern Police Department rescue a tactical vehicle stuck in floodwaters during night operations, Sept. 14 in New Bern, N.C.
Tyrese Jordan, 11, looks back toward a dry section of roadway, Sept. 17, 2018, on Highway 41 in Trenton, N.C., as he waited for Russell Jordan to return from their flooded home. They were attempting to evacuate their family's dog, which was stuck on sliver of dry land, but the water was too high near their home. After evacuating their home, the family was bounced to several different shelters, with each one progressively further from home.
A member of North Carolina Task Force 10 looks out at floodwaters from the back of a national guard LMTV as a mixed unit of guardsmen and rescue personnel conducted welfare checks, Sept. 15 in New Bern, N.C.
Buster Radford, 77, walks near his home, Sept. 15 in New Bern, N.C.
Spc. Craig Needham, of the North Carolina National Guard, directs a forklift as it offloads pallets of water, Sept. 17, 2018, at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern, N.C.
Elizabeth Jones, 83, clasps the hand of her neighbor David Morgan outside of their homes on Simmons Street in New Bern, which were flooded. They had returned during a lull to retrieve belongings. “You see this stuff on TV,” Mr. Morgan said. “You don’t really know devastation until it happens to you.” The water came in as they were sleeping, Morgan said, and they had to leave in a hurry. ‘Just didn’t have time to grab more stuff,’ he said, adding, “We learned a lot from this.” Ms. Jones, who had been evacuated by the National Guard, said, “I never dreamed this would happen.”
Night falls on Highway 41 as flooding from the nearby Musselshell Creek -- a tributary of the Trent River -- persists, Sept. 18, in Trenton, N.C.