Families are picking up the pieces after evacuation orders were lifted following a wildfire that threatened homes in the Leland area.
About 12 homes on Pine Valley Drive were evacuated after private contractors accidentally nicked the gas line near S. College Street.
UNCW students are back inside Graham-Hewlett Hall after a gas leak evacuated 300 to 400 students who live there last night.
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.
According 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.
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.
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.
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.
Holden 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.
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.