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Hurricane Irene

Holden Beach back open after Irene

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Holden Beach has very little damage caused by Irene. The beach strand suffered, but the dune system overall is in good shape. Some roof shingles and some vinyl siding has been blown off a few homes. Otherwise, there is no serious damage. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach storm update

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There has been minimal structural damage to residences, some shingles and siding. There was no loss of power. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach curfew lifted.

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The curfew previously in effect for the Town of Wrightsville Beach has been lifted, but it is possible that the curfew will be reinstated if widespread power outages continue until nightfall. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Expert George Elliott's take on Irene Saturday Morning

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Irene looks to have landfall around 7:30 am Saturday just west of Cape Lookout, NC. The storm was a category one at the time, with maximum sustained winds of around 85 mph. The storm will continue to pull away from our area through the night, and be replaced by a hot and humid Sunday with a mix of sun and few clouds with light winds! Full story...
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Three-day food supply from Charlotte arrives at Cape Fear Salvation Army

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videoThe Salvation Army is a first responder during emergency situations such as Hurricane Irene. The Cape Fear chapter of the Salvation Army received a large shipment of food and supplies from the Charlotte Salvation chapter Friday night. Full story...
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Trees down on Market Street

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videoThe effects of Hurricane Irene can now be seen in downtown Wilmington as well as the beach towns. Winds have picked up and trees are falling down. Full story...
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Burgaw Middle School shelter opens up additional space

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videoThe Burgaw Middle School shelter in Pender County has opened up additional space, with more than 90 residents. This is the only shelter which allows pets. 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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Wrightsville Beach 5:20 p.m.

Asha Dave reports from Wrightsville Beach with conditions and information about a pet-friendly shelter in New Hanover County

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Topsail Beach 5:15 p.m.

WWAY NewsChannel 3's Katie Harden reports from Topsail Beach

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HURRICANE IRENE: 'Teen Mom 2' Jenelle Evans home in Oak Island enjoying the hurricane

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It appears Hurricane Irene is keeping 'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans at home and out of trouble. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene: Are surfers crazy to love hurricanes?

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What is it about hurricanes that draws surfers to the shore like moths to the flame? When everyone else is wringing their hands about a coming hurricane, some surfers respond with glee. Full story...
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CFPUA: Do NOT open manhole covers

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Please, if you witness anyone tampering with a manhole cover, report this activity immediately to CFPUA Customer Service at (910) 332-6550 or our Emergency Call Center at (910) 332-6565. Let's all be responsible stewards of the environment. Anyone violating this may be fined. Full story...
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Hurricane shelter list

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Hurricane Irene has already prompted voluntary evacuations for many parts of our area. That's led counties to open emergency shelters for people and animals. SEE THE LIST INSIDE 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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