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Onslow County News

Thousands still waiting for power around Cape Fear

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video Progress Energy said Saturday afternoon 280,000 customers in North Carolina had no electricity. As of 11 a.m. Monday, that number was down to 91,300, including 10,100 in Onslow. New Hanover County had 2,200 homes and business still in the dark. That's down from about 7,000 Sunday night. Pender County has 1,500 outages. There are still 940 Progress Energy customers without power in Columbus County and 385 in Brunswick. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach storm update

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There has been minimal structural damage to residences, some shingles and siding. There was no loss of power. 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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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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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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Irene has NC military ready to move jets, events

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At Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps spokesman Nat Fahy says a ceremony opening a new battle training center is being delayed because of Hurricane Irene. Fahy says it is unclear when the ceremony will be held. Full story...
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Convicted contractor testifies against former ABC administrator

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video In day two of the Billy Williams trial, jurors heard testimony from a key witness: contractor Lee Cowper. Williams, the former New Hanover County ABC administrator is accused of making an illegal agreement with Cowper to build a two-story garage at Williams's home. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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Week # 1 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number one is complete on the high school football scene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Friday night from around North Carolina. Full story...
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SC man charged with killing NC woman at her home

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Authorities accuse a South Carolina man of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at her North Carolina home as her 16-year-old daughter watched. Full story...
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Shrimp Festival celebrates community and crustaceans

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Some say Sneads Ferry has the best shrimp around, but most everyone agrees the town certainly cooks up the best Shrimp Festival. Full story...
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5TH QUARTER: Rain delay, lightning delay & power outage at BB&T Jamboree, but well worth the wait

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video The 25th Annual BB&T Jamboree started late, but it turned out to be a wild and woolly night with a lot of scoring at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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4 killed in Afghanistan crash had NC ties

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Four of the military personnel killed when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan had ties to North Carolina. Full story...
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