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Hurricane Irene

Crews almost done with Irene debris pick-up

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Contract crews in New Hanover County have picked up nearly 25,000 cubic yards of debris from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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FEMA sets up Wilmington office to help with Irene questions

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The Disaster Recovery Center is for anyone who would like questions answered face to face, or for folks without access to a telephone. Full story...
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State starts waiting list for Irene appliance replacement funds

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Within a few days, North Carolina families and small businesses have reserved all money available in a program to replace appliances damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits to open in Pender and Wayne Counties

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following additional disaster NC counties: Pender and Wayne. Full story...
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FEMA: $12M approved for NC Irene relief

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Nearly $12 million in state and federal money has been approved for people in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Pender County to open debris sites Monday

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Pender County will open two vegetative debris collection sites on Monday for residents to bring Hurricane Irene storm vegetative debris for disposal. Only vegetative debris will be collected at these sites. The sites will be open for debris disposal through Sunday, September 25, at which time material will no longer be accepted. Full story...
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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Contractors help Wilmington with Irene clean-up

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Because of the large volume of debris, the city has decided to activate its storm debris pick-up contract. That means crews from a Florida-based company giving an extra hand to city workers to help clean up wilmington for the next couple weeks. Full story...
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Water worries linger in Irene's wake for NC

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Irene may be long gone, but the effects of the hurricane are still being felt in water quality fears all along the rivers of eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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