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Hurricane Irene

Generators in high demand as Irene approaches

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While it looks like the worst of Hurricane Irene should stay off the coast, we're not in the clear yet. Many in the Cape Fear are ready to batten down the hatches. Full story...
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Coast Guard sets port condition Whiskey for North Carolina

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The Captain of the Port for Sector North Carolina has set port condition Whiskey at noon for Wilmington and Morehead City due to the expectation that gale force winds generated by Hurricane Irene may arrive within 72 hours. Full story...
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Outer Banks counties to decide on evacuation

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Officials in two counties that include most of North Carolina's Outer Banks are deciding whether they'll give evacuation orders because of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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NCDOT plans for likely closure of island lifeline

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North Carolina transportation officials planning for the arrival of Hurricane Irene say they are prepared for damage to the main highway and bridge serving the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Irene has NC military ready to move jets, events

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At Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps spokesman Nat Fahy says a ceremony opening a new battle training center is being delayed because of Hurricane Irene. Fahy says it is unclear when the ceremony will be held. Full story...
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Perdue hopeful eastern NC will dodge Irene's worst

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Gov. Bev Perdue says people in eastern North Carolina should be prepared for the worst if high winds and rain from Hurricane Irene reach their communities this weekend. Full story...
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Irene could test growing reliance on technology

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video Cell phone service was disrupted on the east coast today after an earthquake struck in central Virginia, but more than that could be impacted here if Hurricane Irene hits this weekend. From apps on smart phones to digital cable to the expansion of the Internet, folks in the Cape Fear are more aware and therefore should be more prepared for a hurricane than they were for Fran in 1996 or Floyd in 1999. Full story...
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Emergency Management keeping an eye on Irene

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New Hanover County officials have been monitoring the hurricane, trying to get plans in place. It is still too early to tell who may have to be evacuated if anyone. Timing the arrival and studying the track will be key in the upcoming days. Full story...
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Perdue says NC getting prepared for Irene

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Gov. Bev Perdue says North Carolina officials will be ready for Hurricane Irene should it touch the state later this week. Full story...
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Irene could disrupt King memorial dedication in DC

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A hurricane bearing down on the East Coast could disrupt plans to dedicate a memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Mall in Washington Full story...
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Ocracoke officials issue evacuation orders

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Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches. Full story...
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Wild weather continues in New Hanover County

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video The streak of wild weather continued Monday for the Cape Fear region, this time in the form of a funnel cloud. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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NC checks preliminary plans for Hurricane Irene

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North Carolina emergency management officials say preparing for hurricanes isn't merely second nature. They are always preparing for major storms, even though a hurricane hasn't made landfall in the state since 2003. Full story...
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