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Hurricane Irene

Irene's legacy on NC Outer Banks remains with road

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A year after Hurricane Irene and the storm's only visual remnant on the road linking most of North Carolina's Outer Banks to the mainland is a prefab bridge crossing a breach scoured between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic. Full story...
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N. Topsail Beach uses sandbags to combat severe erosion

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video Topsail Reef is at the mercy of Mother Nature. The eight buildings, housing 240 homes needed protection from some major erosion, caused by a combination of Hurricane Irene, winter storms and high tides. The condo complex elected to have sandbags installed as a temporary fix. Full story...
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Irene retired from tropical storm name list

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Irene is being retired from the list of storm names because the 2011 hurricane killed 49 people and caused more than $15 billion in damage. Full story...
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Dredging project aims to fix damage from Hurricane Irene

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video With all the jobs in our area that rely on the beaches and waterways, dredging is a big deal. The Army Corps of Engineers just received hurricane supplement money to start restoring channels damaged during Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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Perdue: No-interest Irene loan for 2 NC counties

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is making a no-interest state loan available to repair two schools and other public buildings in Tyrrell and Pamlico counties damaged during Hurricane Irene last August. Full story...
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NC Senate panel recommends changes after Irene

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A North Carolina legislative committee responding to the effects of Hurricane Irene and preparing for future storms has made several recommendations but no appeal for additional funds for the recovery. Full story...
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Volunteers clean up NC battlefield after Irene

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Volunteers are working to make sure that last year's big storm won't spoil the events planned to mark the 150th anniversary of a North Carolina Civil War battle. Full story...
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Agencies agree on bridges for NC 12 breaches

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State and federal officials agree that bridges are the best long-term solutions for breaches in N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island that were created by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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State holds 2 public forums about future of NC 12

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The state Transportation Department is holding two public workshops this week to discuss options for N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island, which was damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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More than $64M goes to Hurricane Irene aid in NC

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More than $64 million has been approved for disaster aid in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Flood insurance issues cause NC officials to write

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Two North Carolina state officials want flood insurance claims adjusters to return to areas damaged by Hurricane Irene to ensure home and business inspections are performed adequately so claims can be paid quickly. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

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The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington. Full story...
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NC on the hook for $20M this year for hurricane

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State officials say North Carolina government should be on the hook for roughly $20 million this fiscal year for its share of costs to respond to Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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FEMA opens temporary help center for Irene victims

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Two months after Hurricane Irene swept along the Cape Fear Coast, FEMA is back in Pender County this weekend to help storm victims. Full story...
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