The most common conspiracy theory that accompanies a hurricane is that it has been "steered" to either hit a particular location or to miss a particular location. The theorists have kind of talked themselves into a corner as they continue to double down with each weather event. The theory seems to have expanded to the extent that the powers that be have an almost god-like control over the weather. The reality is that nobody is even trying to control hurricanes any more. There were a few experiments back between 1962 and 1983 with Project Stormfury, but the results (focussing on simply reducing the strength of the hurricane winds) were inconclusive. The random nature of hurricanes without any modification was basically equally as random as the hurricanes where modification was attempted. Early results that seemed positive were simply where they happened to get lucky, but there was no statistical correlation. The diagram above shows the current "probable path" of the storm. It looks like a certain direct hit somewhere in North or South Carolina. But the path is only "probable", it's still possible that the Hurricane would diverge from these possible paths. https://www.sfwmd.gov/weather-radar/hurricane-model-plots This storm has the potential to be the biggest one in the region in nearly 30 years. The last category 4 storm to make landfall in the Carolinas was Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Hugo took a similar path, a bit further south.