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New Hanover County News

Wrightsville Beach curfew lifted.

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The curfew previously in effect for the Town of Wrightsville Beach has been lifted, but it is possible that the curfew will be reinstated if widespread power outages continue until nightfall. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Expert George Elliott's take on Irene Saturday Morning

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Irene looks to have landfall around 7:30 am Saturday just west of Cape Lookout, NC. The storm was a category one at the time, with maximum sustained winds of around 85 mph. The storm will continue to pull away from our area through the night, and be replaced by a hot and humid Sunday with a mix of sun and few clouds with light winds! Full story...
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Three-day food supply from Charlotte arrives at Cape Fear Salvation Army

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videoThe Salvation Army is a first responder during emergency situations such as Hurricane Irene. The Cape Fear chapter of the Salvation Army received a large shipment of food and supplies from the Charlotte Salvation chapter Friday night. Full story...
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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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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: 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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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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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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