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Evacuation

Gas leak causes home evacuations, road closures

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video About 12 homes on Pine Valley Drive were evacuated after private contractors accidentally nicked the gas line near S. College Street. Full story...
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UPDATE: UNCW students back in dorm after gas leak evacuation

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UNCW students are back inside Graham-Hewlett Hall after a gas leak evacuated 300 to 400 students who live there last night. Full story...
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Leland Wal-Mart back open after being evacuated

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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. Full story...
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Train derails near Bladenboro, forces evacuations

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington residents return home after natural gas leak

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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. Full story...
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NC community college cancels classes after threat

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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. 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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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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Outer Banks counties to decide on evacuation

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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. Full story...
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Ocracoke officials issue evacuation orders

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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. Full story...
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