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Archive - Aug 2011

Trees down on Market Street

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videoThe effects of Hurricane Irene can now be seen in downtown Wilmington as well as the beach towns. Winds have picked up and trees are falling down. Full story...
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Burgaw Middle School shelter opens up additional space

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videoThe Burgaw Middle School shelter in Pender County has opened up additional space, with more than 90 residents. This is the only shelter which allows pets. Full story...
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New Hanover under State of Emergency; voluntary evacuation strongly encouraged

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The New Hanover County Emergency Public Information Center will open at 8 a.m. today to answer questions from the public. The telephone number is (910) 798-6800. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: 'Teen Mom 2' Jenelle Evans home in Oak Island enjoying the hurricane

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It appears Hurricane Irene is keeping 'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans at home and out of trouble. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene: Are surfers crazy to love hurricanes?

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What is it about hurricanes that draws surfers to the shore like moths to the flame? When everyone else is wringing their hands about a coming hurricane, some surfers respond with glee. Full story...
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CFPUA: Do NOT open manhole covers

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Please, if you witness anyone tampering with a manhole cover, report this activity immediately to CFPUA Customer Service at (910) 332-6550 or our Emergency Call Center at (910) 332-6565. Let's all be responsible stewards of the environment. Anyone violating this may be fined. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Surveillance video shows Strickland cut GPS off and run

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Even Hurricane Irene cannot stop another chapter in the strange story of a teen with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Law enforcement in Columbus County are on the hunt for Allen "Frog" Strickland. Yesterday the 19-year-old cut off his GPS bracelet, but that's just the beginning. Full story...
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Hurricane shelter list

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Hurricane Irene has already prompted voluntary evacuations for many parts of our area. That's led counties to open emergency shelters for people and animals. SEE THE LIST INSIDE Full story...
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Public hearings scheduled on Titan draft air permit

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The N.C. Division of Air Quality has scheduled three public hearings in September on a new draft air quality permit for a proposed cement manufacturing plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Holden Beach declares mandatory evacuation

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videoHolden Beach has declared a mandatory evacuation. Everyone needs to be off the island by 6 p.m. today, according to a news release from Mayor Alan Holden. The bridge is subject to being closed sooner if winds are sustained at 45 mph or higher. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Allen 'Frog' Strickland refuses to let Irene upstage him; Removes GPS monitor, on the run

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videoJust when you thought the story of Allen "Frog" Strickland couldn't get any stranger, well, move over Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Week # 2 - High School Football Scoreboard

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Week number two started a day early this week due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Irene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Thursday & Friday night from around North Carolina. Due to Friday's rain several games in the Raleigh area were not played. Full story...
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President declares emergency for North Carolina

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FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: Hurricane newbies anxious as Irene approaches

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video Preparing for Irene is stressful enough, but what about those who of you new to the area who have never been through a hurricane? We spoke with a few hurricane newbies about what they're going through right now and how they're preparing for Irene. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: Surfers braving the waves at Wrightsville Beach

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video While some folks are leaving our beaches, others are packing up and heading to the waves. The surf's up at Wrightsville beach despite the potential dangers that comes with hitting these waves. Although the storm is not here yet, it's already causing a surge in the ocean and that has surfers excited. Full story...
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