Brunswick County News
President declares emergency for North Carolina
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 7:55pm.

FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing.

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HURRICANE IRENE: Hurricane newbies anxious as Irene approaches
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 3:54pm.

video Preparing for Irene is stressful enough, but what about those who of you new to the area who have never been through a hurricane? We spoke with a few hurricane newbies about what they're going through right now and how they're preparing for Irene.

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Brunswick Co. Schools to release early Friday
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 11:08am.

Brunswick County Schools will dismiss early Friday to allow for Hurricane Irene preparations.

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Boy bitten by a shark at Holden Beach
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 9:25pm.

A 10-year-old boy was bitten by at shark in the water at Holden Beach Wednesday afternoon.

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Generators in high demand as Irene approaches
Submitted by IE on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 3:30pm.

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.

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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATES: Vinyl won't stick, unwanted bed returned
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 12:15pm.

In this week's TROUBLESHOOTERS report, an update on a sticky situation regarding mail-order vinyl and on a woman who wanted to return a bed she bought.

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Southport annexation all but dead
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 12:07pm.

It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice.

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Irene could test growing reliance on technology
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:50pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Earthquake in Virginia rattles Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:01pm.

video Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA.

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