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Hurricane Irene

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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Storm victims can apply for disaster assistance in seven NC counties

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Survivors of Hurricane Irene in seven North Carolina counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance. Full story...
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Couple charged after chase in power company truck stolen from Irene clean-up

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The clean-up in Pender County was slowed yesterday after a couple allegedly stole a Four County EMC truck and started a chase that ended two counties away. Full story...
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Obama approves disaster declaration for NC

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President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem

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video It's been three days since Hurricane Irene, but debris still litters many New Hanover County yards. County leaders are waiting to see if FEMA will pick up the bill for the clean-up, but for now, one commissioner says it's not the county's responsibility and he doesn't wanna pay for it. Full story...
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Area beaches survive Irene with little erosion

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Hurricane Irene were predicted to wreak havoc on our area's beaches, but thanks to the shift in her track, the impact was minimal. Full story...
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