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Power Outage

Limited damage reported in Brunswick County due to Irene

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According to Brunswick County Emergency Management there was limited damage throughout the county from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Strong storms cause power outages across the region

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Quick developing storms caused power outages across the Cape Fear, causing Wilmington International Airport to use emergency backup generators. Full story...
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Thousands in the dark after Greenville power outage

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Utility officials in Greenville say a failed lightning arrester caused a power failure that left about 25,000 customers without light and air conditioning for about 20 minutes. Full story...
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Flights resume from Charlotte after power outage

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US Air flights are taking off on time after power has been restored to a concourse at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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Storm leaves NC residents in the dark

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Strong thunderstorms fed by the heat and humidity have knocked down trees and power lines and dropped large hail from Charlotte to Hickory. Full story...
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Power restored throughout N.C.

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The lights are back on for nearly everyone in North Carolina who lost electricity during the deadly spring storms. Progress Energy announced late Wednesday that virtually all power has been restored to its customers. A handful of homes and businesses were damaged too badly for service to be restored. Full story...
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Noble to reopen Friday despite repairs

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A New Hanover County school closed today because of a power outage will be back open tomorrow... sort of. Full story...
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Noble Middle School closed Thursday

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Noble Middle School in New Hanover County is closed Thursday due to a power outage, according to a school district spokeswoman. Full story...
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Power coming back on in Bladen after snow caused outages

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video More than six inches of snow fell in Bladen County this weekend. It was apparently too much for many power lines to handle. Full story...
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The latest from Progress Energy on restoring power after storm

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Progress Energy crews have restored service to more than 260,000 customers who lost power in the weekend’s winter storm across the Carolinas, and as of 11:30 a.m. today, more than 500 line and tree workers and support teams are working to restore power to about 6,000 customers currently without electricity. Full story...
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Power outage in Wilmington Monday, Cape Fear Hospital not affected

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Part of Wilmington was without power for a short time Monday afternoon, including Cape Fear Hospital. Progress Energy told us a tree fell onto a power line in a wooded area off Wrightsville Avenue.

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Progress Energy gearing up for the weekend

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videoIf you are packing your things before heading to safety during a hurricane, it is easy to forget to turn off the appliances.

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