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Hurricane Irene

WWAY alum Meghan Torjussen tells us how her new home is preparing for Irene

One of our most popular WWAY alums is Meghan Torjussen, who left our area for a news job in the state of Maine, probably thinking she could leave the hurricanes behind. Now that may not be the case. We caught up with Meghan on the phone Thursday from Portland, ME.

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President declares emergency for North Carolina

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FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: Hurricane newbies anxious as Irene approaches

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video Preparing for Irene is stressful enough, but what about those who of you new to the area who have never been through a hurricane? We spoke with a few hurricane newbies about what they're going through right now and how they're preparing for Irene. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: Surfers braving the waves at Wrightsville Beach

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video While some folks are leaving our beaches, others are packing up and heading to the waves. The surf's up at Wrightsville beach despite the potential dangers that comes with hitting these waves. Although the storm is not here yet, it's already causing a surge in the ocean and that has surfers excited. Full story...
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State price gouging law in effect due to Irene

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North Carolina’s strong price gouging law is now in effect because a state of emergency has been declared due to Hurricane Irene, Attorney General Roy Cooper notified businesses and consumers today. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. lays out plans for Irene, schools to release early Friday

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New Hanover County leaders are getting ready for the effects of Hurricane Irene as the major storm moves north toward our coast. Elected leaders and emergency officials met this morning to figure out what to do to get the county ready for the storm, which could bring heavy rain, strong winds and high seas to our coast. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Schools to release early Friday

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Brunswick County Schools will dismiss early Friday to allow for Hurricane Irene preparations. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bride hopes Irene doesn't crash her wedding

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video Rain on your wedding day is supposed to be good luck, but what about a hurricane? Well, one Wilmington bride is still scheduled to have her wedding Saturday outside a home along the Intracoastal Waterway. Full story...
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Dare issues mandatory evacuation for all residents

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Dare County officials have ordered all residents to move inland beginning at 8 a.m. Friday as Hurricane Irene approaches. Full story...
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Freeman Park to close Friday at 5 p.m.

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Due to weather and tide conditions associated with Hurricane Irene, the Town of Carolina Beach will close Freeman Park at 5 p.m. on Friday. The park will be closed sooner if conditions warrant. Full story...
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Fort Bragg hub for Hurricane Irene relief supplies

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North Carolina's Army base is playing a key role in preparing for Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Hurri-cakes make Irene threat a little sweeter

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While everyone in our area hunkers down for Irene, a Wilmington dessert store is looking at the sweeter side of things. Full story...
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Thousands wait to see if Irene means soccer tourney canceled

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A youth soccer tournament scheduled for this weekend predicted to bring more than $1 million dollars in tax money to the Wilmington area may be canceled because of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Pender Co. prepares for Irene as tourists decide what to do

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video The threat of the Hurricane Irene has people keeping a close eye on the storm, including vacationers and emergency management in Pender County. Full story...
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