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Archive for August, 2011

Search for man in Cape Fear River continues

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Hurricane Irene may have claimed a life in North Carolina. Crews have continued their search for 27-year-old Milton 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.

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says three men were hanging out at the Wildlife boat ramp when one of the men fell or jumped into the river.

Search and rescue crews responded to the scene after a call came in at 12:25 a.m. Saturday. Rescue crews took a boat out to try and search for the man, but the wind and rain as Hurricane Irene passed off the coast made it too dangerous. At around 3:00 p.m. weather conditions calmed and the search for Robinson continued.

Emergency workers have set up a command post at the scene along the New Hanover-Pender County line. They will continue their search with deputies searching along the banks, boats with sonar in the water, and divers if necessary.

“Well of course the storm conditions are going to make it elaborated,” New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brewer said. “The best thing we can do is search for him. Right now he’s a missing persons, and that’s how we’ll treat this case.”

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Nash County man crushed to death by tree limb

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

NASHVILLE, NC (AP) — Emergency officials in Nash County said a man was crushed to death outside his home by a large limb blown down during high winds from Hurricane Irene.

Nash County Emergency Management Director Brian Brantley said the man was walking outside his home in a rural area of the county around 10:20 a.m. Saturday when the limb struck him.

The outer bands of Irene were lashing the area, and a wind gust of 63 mph was reported at a nearby airport at about the same time.

Brantley says more details, including the man’s name and age, will be released later.

The state Division of Emergency Management says an Onslow County man died from a heart attack while putting plywood over his windows.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Calling all eateries: Who’s open?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Despite all those boards over the windows, at least a few places will be doing business today. If you know of any area restaurants that will be serving patrons today, let us know.

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Brunswick’s first murder trial set to begin

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

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Irene brings Wrightsville Beach power outages, downed trees and beach erosion

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Although Irene is pulling away from our area, the strong storm is leaving reminders of her force in her wake.

With hurricane force wind gusts and extremely dangerous surf, Irene hit Wrightsville hard. The beach town was boarded up and hunkered down to wait out the storm. Much of the island lost power late Friday night, and as of Saturday morning, many were still without.

Beach erosion remains a problem as Irene pushed the surf all the way up to the dunes. The waves crashed for hours on end, and when they finally retreated, erosion was evident.

There are also two large trees down, one on Wrightsville Avenue near Eastwood Road and another along Eastwood Road.

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