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Reimagined hurricane exhibit to debut at maritime museum

The updated hurricane exhibit at the N.C. Maritime Museum in Southport debuts just days shy of the 65th anniversary of Hurricane Hazel’s landfall.

Florence could rival North Carolina’s 1954 ‘benchmark storm’

The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds.

Wrightsville Beach renourishment project underway

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on a beach renourishment project to minimize flooding risk for homes and businesses at Wrightsville Beach.

#TBT: Hurricane Hazel

With storms on a lot of minds here in the Cape Fear, this Throwback Thursday we're looking back on Hurricane Hazel which hit this area back in 1954.

Hurricane Hazel town hall meeting tonight marks storm’s 60th anniversary

videoWWAY Chief Meteorologist Scott Dean will be there presenting about the impact Hazel had on the Port City. The Hazel Town Hall meeting is from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Cape Fear Museum on Market Street in Wilmington.

This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island.

54 years since Hurricane Hazel

videoNorth Carolina has dealt with many hurricanes through the years, but on October 15, 1954, Hazel set the standard. Almost everything you see today in some parts of our area are all after Hazel, which left little standing when she blew ashore.

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Parrots forced to separate at zoo for excessive swearing

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