Archive - Aug 28, 2011
Progress Energy says 95% of customers should get power back by Wednesday
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 8:10pm.

Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 330,000 customers since Hurricane Irene first began lashing the Carolinas on Friday. The company expects to restore service to the majority of remaining customers without power by midnight Tuesday, with 95 percent of restorations complete by midnight Wednesday.

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Wrightsville Beach residents say no erosion from Irene
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 7:31pm.

In the wake of Irene, beaches in our area are showing signs of erosion. Residents in Wrightsville Beach however, say the storm this weekend caused no significant damage to the sand dunes.

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Send us your pictures of Hurricane Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm.

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Harris Teeter hands out free water and ice to those with no power
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 7:23pm.

Those without power got a helping hand today from Harris Teeter. The grocery store gave out free water and ice at four separate locations in our area.

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Crews making progress getting the lights back on
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 6:40pm.

Hurricane Irene finally moved out of North Carolina over night, but its effects are still being felt. As of 7 p.m., Progress Energy says 124,507 of its customers in eastern North Carolina still do not have power. That is significantly lower than the peak level of outages, which was 280,000 customers at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Pender schools closed Monday; New Hanover, Brunswick open
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 5:26pm.

The impact of Hurricane Irene will be felt for at least one more day in Pender County as students get an extra day off from school. Pender County Schools will be closed Monday.

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Crews find body of man who went into river during Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 5:17pm.

Search crews have found the body of a man who wound up in the Northeast Cape Fear River early Saturday during Hurricane Irene. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says crews found the body of Melton Robinson, Jr., in the river just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Reopening of the Cape Fear River
Submitted by WWAY on Sun, 08/28/2011 - 3:34pm.

The United States Coast Guard has modified Port Condition Zulu for the Cape Fear River. This modification now indicates all navigable waters within the Port of Wilmington are now open to vessel traffic with the exception of the Cape Fear River Entrance Channel.

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