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Gas leak causes home evacuations, road closures
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sat, 03/08/2014 - 8:34pm.

video About 12 homes on Pine Valley Drive were evacuated after private contractors accidentally nicked the gas line near S. College Street.

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UPDATE: UNCW students back in dorm after gas leak evacuation
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 6:40am.

UNCW students are back inside Graham-Hewlett Hall after a gas leak evacuated 300 to 400 students who live there last night.

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Leland Wal-Mart back open after being evacuated
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Sun, 08/18/2013 - 6:02pm.

video According to Brunswick County dispatchers the Wal-Mart in Leland has been evacuated due to a gas leak. Dispatch confirms that a little after 3 p.m. on Sunday the store was evacuated.

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Train derails near Bladenboro, forces evacuations
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 02/02/2013 - 6:07pm.

videoAccording to Bladen County Dispatch a train has derailed near the town of Bladenboro. Emergency Management says only one car has chemicals in it, and it appears that it is not leaking at this time.

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Wilmington residents return home after natural gas leak
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 10:16am.

video Residents in the 1200 block of Castle Street were given the "all clear" to return home after an early-morning evacuation caused by a residential natural gas leak.

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NC community college cancels classes after threat
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 6:53am.

The Elizabeth City campus of College of The Albemarle is scheduled to resume classes one day after an unspecified threat led to the evacuation of students and staff.

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New Hanover under State of Emergency; voluntary evacuation strongly encouraged
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 7:14pm.

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.

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Holden Beach declares mandatory evacuation
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 7:25am.

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.

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Outer Banks counties to decide on evacuation
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 11:52am.

Officials in two counties that include most of North Carolina's Outer Banks are deciding whether they'll give evacuation orders because of Hurricane Irene.

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Ocracoke officials issue evacuation orders
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:58am.

Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches.

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