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Wilmington, New Hanover Co. declare State of Emergency

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New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington have declared a State of Emergency as the effects of Hurricane Arthur reach the area. The State of Emergency went into effect at 10 a.m. as the category 1 storm moves north along the coast of South Carolina and toward North Carolina, where rain bands began reaching shore early this morning. Full story...
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Wilmington food bank prepares to help as Arthur nears

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The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina responds daily to the hunger crisis by distributing food and non-food essentials to more than 560,000 people at risk of hunger in its 34-county service area. Full story...
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Carolina Beach among state parks closing as Arthur advances

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Some state parks in coastal North Carolina will close as Arthur advances toward the state, and access to other parks and facilities could be interrupted on short notice as the storm moves north along the coast, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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Arthur not worrying folks at Carolina Beach

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As Arthur heads our waym folks at our beaches are wondering about how the approaching storm may hit their wallets. For folks who've lived at Carolina Beach for any length of time, hurricanes and tropical storms are out of our control. What you can control is how you prepare. Full story...
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Arthur threatens $9M Wrightsville Beach renourishment project

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videoThe long holiday weekend means more time in the sand, and this summer there's more sand at Wrightsville Beach thanks to an off-season dredging project. But the threat of a tropical storm or hurricane off our coast could threaten all the work. Full story...
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Rip currents big concern as Arthur approaches, passes

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videoAlong with tropical storms comes a higher rip current risk. Higher winds increase wave frequency creating stronger currents, which make the ocean dangerous for swimmers. Full story...
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NC price-gouging law in effect as Arthur nears

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is notifying businesses and consumers that the state's price gouging law is now in effect along the coast because a state of emergency has been declared because of Tropical Storm Arthur. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns boaters to stay off water

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videoThe Fourth of July weekend is popular among boaters. But this year, the Coast Guard is urging mariners to stay off the water. As Tropical Storm Arthur approaches North Carolina, the Coast Guard says it is making preparations with FEMA, government officials, and the National Weather Service. Full story...
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McCrory warns against 'stupid hats' again as Arthur approaches NC

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videoWith beaches packed for the 4th of July holiday, Gov. Pat McCrory says he is concerned residents and visitors may underestimate Arthur's impact and advises an abundance of caution; echoing a warning he issued during last winter's ice storms. Full story...
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Cape Lookout announces closing in advance of storm

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Officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore say they will close the area to the public in advance of Tropical Storm Arthur. The National Park Service released a statement Tuesday saying the seashore would close to the public on Wednesday at 5 p.m., and remain closed until further notice. Full story...
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