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Celebrate Irene's departure on the beach tonight at Lumina Daze

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Turn back the hands of time! Relive Wrightsville Beach of the 1930s through 1970s! Help benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on Sunday, yes this weekend, from 4:00pm until 10:00pm during the 13th Lumina Daze Celebration at the Blockade Runner Resort! A nostalgic evening of wholesome fun is in store for all who attend this year's Lumina Daze event. Full story...
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Kure Beach condo residents say sandbags prevented significant damage

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Irene has left a mark on our area's beaches through erosion. The Riggings condos in Kure Beach saw some damage but residents say it could have been much worse if not for the sand bags protecting them. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Memorable day for women who gave birth during Hurricane Irene

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video Irene brought with her extreme conditions that couldn't be controlled: torrential downpour, whipping winds and for some, labor pains. New Hanover Regional Medical Center reported 12 deliveries of newborns during the storm. Full story...
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UPDATE: Body Recovered in Cape Fear River

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video Hurricane Irene may have claimed a life in North Carolina. Crews have continued their search for 27-year-old Melton Robinson in the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne. Earlier Saturday morning the search had to be postponed because of the poor conditions caused by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Red Cross closes area shelters, two remain open

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The Red Cross has closed some of the evacuation shelters opened yesterday for Hurricane Irene. All residents staying at these shelters have safely returned to their homes. Full story...
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Wastewater spill at Carolina Beach

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The Town of Carolina Beach had a wastewater spill on August 27th of an undetermined amount from various locations throughout the wastewater collection system in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Irene brings Wrightsville Beach power outages, downed trees and beach erosion

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video Although Irene is pulling away from our area, the strong storm is leaving reminders of her force in her wake. Full story...
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CFPUA crews and facilities performance

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There are no current overflows or failures at any CFPUA facilities. Crews worked diligently through the storm to prevent events. Full story...
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American Red Cross provides power outage safety tips

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Hurricane Irene has left thousands of Cape Fear residents without power. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, you need not be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. Full story...
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New Hanover 911 lines restored

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New Hanover County 911 telephone lines have been restored and are functioning as expected. Full story...
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