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Brunswick County News

Thousands still waiting for power around Cape Fear

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video Progress Energy said Saturday afternoon 280,000 customers in North Carolina had no electricity. As of 11 a.m. Monday, that number was down to 91,300, including 10,100 in Onslow. New Hanover County had 2,200 homes and business still in the dark. That's down from about 7,000 Sunday night. Pender County has 1,500 outages. There are still 940 Progress Energy customers without power in Columbus County and 385 in Brunswick. Full story...
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Send us your pictures of Hurricane Irene

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Harris Teeter hands out free water and ice to those with no power

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Those without power got a helping hand today from Harris Teeter. The grocery store gave out free water and ice at four separate locations in our area. Full story...
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Crews making progress getting the lights back on

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Hurricane Irene finally moved out of North Carolina over night, but its effects are still being felt. As of 7 p.m., Progress Energy says 124,507 of its customers in eastern North Carolina still do not have power. That is significantly lower than the peak level of outages, which was 280,000 customers at 2 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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Pender schools closed Monday; New Hanover, Brunswick open

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The impact of Hurricane Irene will be felt for at least one more day in Pender County as students get an extra day off from school. Pender County Schools will be closed Monday. 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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Bald Head Island under boil water notice, power back on

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The power was restored to the island around 11 a.m. Currently the public water system is turned off as a result of the prolonged power failure earlier this morning. This was done to reduce the risk of home sewer systems spilling sewage onto the ground. We plan to turn the water system back on this afternoon, provided no other issues arise. Full story...
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Leland wakes up to mess, but little significant damage

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video Much of Leland woke up in the dark Saturday, but the Gateway to Brunswick County suffered little major damage from Hurricane Irene. 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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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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