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Archive - Aug 28, 2011

Progress Energy says 95% of customers should get power back by Wednesday

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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. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach residents say no erosion from Irene

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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. Full story...
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Send us your pictures of Hurricane Irene

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Have photos of Hurricane Irene? Send them to us at pictures@wwaytv3.com, and we'll post them online. CHECK OUT OUR ONLINE GALLERY INSIDE Full story...
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Harris Teeter hands out free water and ice to those with no power

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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. Full story...
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Crews making progress getting the lights back on

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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. Full story...
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Pender schools closed Monday; New Hanover, Brunswick open

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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. Full story...
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Crews find body of man who went into river during Irene

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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. Full story...
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Reopening of the Cape Fear River

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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. Full story...
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Four County EMC outage update

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Four County Electric Membership Corporation reports a small amount of scattered individual outages remaining. Crews will continue to work until every member’s power is restored. Full story...
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Celebrate Irene's departure on the beach tonight at Lumina Daze

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Turn back the hands of time! Relive Wrightsville Beach of the 1930s through 1970s! Help benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on Sunday, yes this weekend, from 4:00pm until 10:00pm during the 13th Lumina Daze Celebration at the Blockade Runner Resort! A nostalgic evening of wholesome fun is in store for all who attend this year's Lumina Daze event. Full story...
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