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Hurricane Irene

Contract crews to help Wilmington with Irene clean-up

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Contract crews will start picking up debris from Hurricane Irene in Wilmington tomorrow. As of Tuesday night, city crews have picked up between 800 and 1,000 tons of vegetative debris since Irene passed through Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender approves debris collection sites

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The Pender Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday evening to establish vegetative debris collection sites for disposal of Hurricane Irene storm debris from private roads in the county. Full story...
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Visitors can return to Ocracoke Island

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Visitors are being allowed to return to Ocracoke Island as it continues to recover from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Wilmington calls in Florida company to help with storm debris

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This past weekend, crews finished picking up more than 900,000 pounds of debris left from just last Monday's pick-up route. That is more than nine times the normal amount of debris for the Monday pick-up. Full story...
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Fish dying as Irene debris robs NC river oxygen

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Fish are dying in eastern North Carolina rivers, among the many casualties of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Business owners say summer season was 'great' despite Hurricane Irene

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videoFor most beach towns, Labor Day Weekend is considered the end of the summer season; and although the weather is beautiful this holiday weekend, is it enough to get people out and about to make up for last weekend's losses due to Irene’s visit? Full story...
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New Hanover may still get federal storm help

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video The Federal Emergency Management Agency came to Wilmington today to hear from New Hanover County and its municipalities about damage from Hurricane Irene. But are the costs of the destruction, clean-up crews and extra work enough to get federal help? Full story...
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Fish dying as Irene debris robs NC river oxygen

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Fish are dying in eastern North Carolina rivers, among the many casualties of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Belville sets up hurricane debris collection site

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The Town of Belville will begin accepting vegetative hurricane debris free of charge from Belville residents at a collection site beginning on Tuesday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full story...
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NC cops put on desk duty patrolled town in Irene

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A rural North Carolina town's manager is taking heat for putting two top police officers back on the street before Hurricane Irene despite criminal convictions that had placed both on desk duty. Full story...
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NC councilman hot over Irene outages charged

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A councilman in a North Carolina city hit by Hurricane Irene has been accused of threatening an electricity repair worker because the councilman was angry about which neighborhoods were being restored first. Full story...
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Dare County allowing residents to return to Hatteras Island in stages

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Dare County officials say residents of Hatteras Island will be able to return to their homes in stages during Labor Day weekend. Full story...
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NC damage estimates from Irene near $150M

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Local governments coping with the after-effects of Hurricane Irene say their costs for removing debris and making repairs will be about $40 million, pushing the statewide damage estimate to nearly $150 million. Full story...
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Irene power outages in NC drop below 34,000

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The power continues to come on across eastern North Carolina, with the outages caused by Hurricane Irene now below 34,000 from a peak of around 600,000 after the storm hit last weekend. Full story...
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Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender. Full story...
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