Jul 05

Arthur hits NC coast just before July 4 holiday

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. [AP] -- Reports — Hurricane Arthur left behind power outages & a barrier island again cut off from the - mainland in North Carolina as it hustled out to sea after hitting an area accustomed to storms. The weather in North Carolina’s Outer Banks was already clearing Friday morning as Arthur’s outer bands scraped the - Delaware & New Jersey beaches. The storm was expected to bring a lousy July Fourth beach day with it as it moved offshore of the - northeast coast. Forecasters did predict a 2nd landfall Saturday night in New Brunswick & Nova Scotia in Canada. Arthur struck North Carolina as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph late Thursday, taking about five hours to move across the - far eastern part of the - state. About 40,000 people lost power, & the - rush of water from the - ocean on one side & the - sound on the - other side buckled part of North Carolina Highway 12 in a spot on Hatteras Island in that was breached in Hurricane Irene in 2011. Dozens of workers were heading to fix the - highway, & the - Department of Transportation asserted it was confident the - road would reopen Saturday as long as an underwater sonar test of a key bridge showed no problems. No injuries or deaths were reported. After praising emergency authorities & saying the - state dodged a bullet, Gov. …

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Jul 05

Hurricane whirls into North Carolina

<!–startclickprintexclude–> STORY HIGHLIGHTS NEW: As of 11 p.m., Arthur is 75 miles off Cape Cod, moving northeast at 31 mph It should be much weaker when it makes landfall over Nova Scotia early Saturday The storm system produced noteworthy rain yet not as much wind as once feared Governor says Arthur ended up having “minimal impact” on North Carolina <!–endclickprintexclude–><!–google_ad_section_start–><!–startclickprintinclude–> Have you been affected by Arthur? Share your images with CNN iReport. (CNN) — Hurricane Arthur — or what’s left of it — has rained on many an Independence Day parade, if they weren’t canceled ahead of time. But what the - 1st named storm of this hurricane season hasn’t done, it appears, is cause noteworthy damage. As of 11 p.m. ET, Arthur was churning deep in to the - Atlantic Ocean about 75 miles east-southeast of the - Cape Cod town of Chatham, according to the - National Hurricane Center. It is still technically a hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 mph, & Nantucket & Cape Cod face tropical storm warnings. But Arthur wasn’t expected to live up to dire predictions for the - East Coast. <![CDATA[ .cnnArticleGalleryNavborder:1px solid #000;cursor:pointer;float:left;height:25px;text-align:center;width:25px .cnnArticleGalleryNavOnbackground-color:#C03;border:1px solid #000;float:left;height:25px;text-align:center;width:20px .cnnArticleGalleryNavDisabledbackground-color:#222;border:1px solid #000;color:#666;float:left;height:25px;text-align:center;width:25px .cnnArticleExpandableTargetbackground-color:#000;display:none;position:absolute .cnnArticlePhotoContainerheight:122px;width:214px .cnnArticleBoxImagecursor:pointer;height:122px;padding-top:0;width:214px .cnnArticleGalleryCaptionControlbackground-color:#000;color:#FFF .cnnArticleGalleryCaptionControlTextcursor:pointer;float:right;font-size:10px;padding:3px 10px 3px 3px .cnnArticleGalleryPhotoContainer citebackground:none repeat scroll 0 0 #000;bottom:48px;color:#FFF;height:auto;left:420px;opacity:.7;position:absolute;width:200px;padding:10px .cnnArticleGalleryClosebackground-color:#fff;display:block;text-align:right .cnnArticleGalleryCloseButtoncursor:pointer .cnnArticleGalleryNavPrevNext spanbackground-color:#444;color:#CCC;cursor:pointer;float:left;height:23px;text-align:center;width:26px;padding:4px 0 0 .cnnArticleGalleryNavPrevNextDisabled spanbackground-color:#444;color:#666;float:left;height:23px;text-align:center;width:25px;padding:4px 0 0 .cnnVerticalGalleryPhotopadding-right:68px;width:270px;margin:0 auto .cnnGalleryContainerfloat:left;clear:left;margin:0 0 20px;padding:0 0 0 10px ]]> An aerial photo provided by the - U.S. Coast Guard shows flooding caused by Hurricane Arthur on the - Outer Banks of North Carolina on Friday, July 4. …

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Jul 05

North Carolina dodges bullet after Arthur cracks limbs, rattles homes, then leaves

(CNN) — Hurricane Arthur — or what’s left of it — has rained on many an Independence Day parade, if they weren’t canceled ahead of time. But what the - 1st named storm of this hurricane season isn’t doing, it appears, is causing noteworthy damage. As of 5 p.m. ET, Arthur was churning deep in to the - Atlantic Ocean about 170 miles south-southwest of the - Cape Cod town of Chatham, according to the - National Hurricane Center. Yes, it is still a hurricane with sustained winds of 80 mph (though in that is weaker than it had been hours earlier). And, yes, Nantucket & all of Cape Cod face tropical storm warnings. Thankfully, Arthur wasn’t expected to live up to dire predictions for the - East Coast. The center of Arthur is forecast to pass over or near western Nova Scotia early Saturday. By then, the - system should be no more than a “post-tropical cyclone” — meaning it will feature rain & little else. While the - wind won’t pack as much wallop for the - Northeast, in that doesn’t mean Arthur didn’t have an impact — especially on those who wanted to both go outside & stay dry over the - holiday. …

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Jul 05

North Carolina absorbs blow from Hurricane Arthur as storm heads north

Buy This Photo Hurricane Arthur struck North Carolina as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph late Thursday, taking about five hours to move across the - far eastern part of the - state. Bryan Wilson, owner of Miller’s Waterfront restaurant, braves floodwaters Friday to check the - damage to his property in Nags Head, N.C.The Associated Press -- Reports “; aryZooms[imgCounter] = “javascript: NewWindow(870,675,window.document.location+’&Template=photos&img=”+imgCounter+”‘)”; var match = //Times Herald-Record/.test(‘The Associated Press’); if (match==false || ‘The Associated Press’==”) document.getElementById(‘purchasePhoto’).style.display = “none”; else document.getElementById(‘purchasePhoto’).style.display = “inline”; bolImages=true; By The Associated Press -- Reports Published: 7:41 PM – 07/04/14 Last updated: 7:45 PM – 07/04/14 DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina’s Outer Banks absorbed a direct hit from Hurricane Arthur on Friday yet emerged with only minimal damage as the - storm blew out to sea & threatened riptides & flooding from New Jersey to Massachusetts. “I think we dodged one,” Mike Sprayberry, North Carolina’s emergency management director, asserted Friday morning. The 1st named hurricane of the - Atlantic season brought flooding, beach erosion & power outages to the - North Carolina coast. But no deaths or serious injuries were reported, & thousands of tourists made plans to resume July Fourth weekend celebrations as sunshine returned. “Things look quite acceptable — there has-been minimal damage,” North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory told reporters at a mid-morning news conference. The worst flooding hit the - isolated Outer Banks barrier islands of Hatteras & Ockracoke, where roads were cut by overwash & power was knocked out. On Roanoke Island just west of the - Outer Banks, the - historic downtown area of Manteo was flooded after Arthur’s counter-clockwise winds blew floodwaters from Pamlico Sound. …

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Jul 05

North Carolina dodges bullet after Arthur cracks limbs; hurricane drops to Category 1

North Carolina seems to have dodged a bullet. Hurricane Arthur did not dawdle over the - coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. The storm accelerated its rapid trek north, the - National Weather Service said, & was leaving land behind as the - sun rose. Once again, it’s churning over the - Atlantic on a water-bound path parallel to New England’s coast. As of 9 a.m. ET, Arthur weakened to Category 1 as it continued its path 130 miles east of Norfolk, Virginia, yet still had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Parts of eastern North Carolina could see up to 8 inches of rain Friday, the - weather service said. Cape Cod & Nantucket, Massachusetts, could get 6 inches. No deaths or serious injuries have been reported from the - hurricane, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory asserted Friday morning. …

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Jul 05

North Carolina Coast Survives Hurricane Arthur

EMERY P. DALESIO KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — Proving far less damaging than feared, Hurricane Arthur left tens of thousands of people without power Friday in a swipe at North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks, then brought lousy Fourth of July beach weather to the - Northeast as it veered out to sea.The weather along the - narrow barrier islands – whose beaches draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every summer – had already cleared by Friday afternoon as Arthur scooted north & its outer bands scraped the - Delaware & New Jersey shores. Forecasters predicted the - storm would weaken before its center moves over western Nova Scotia in Canada early Saturday. While state & local authorities worked to restore access to Hatteras Island & assist those who had suffered storm & flooding damage, the - effects of the - hurricane were mostly confined to in that part of the - state. Farther south, the - beaches were once again packed with people soaking up the - sun. “The North Carolina beaches are open for business & they’re open for tourists,” Gov. Pat McCrory said. “The umbrellas are going up as we speak right now.” Arthur struck North Carolina as a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph late Thursday, taking about five hours to move across the - far eastern part of the - state. At the - height of the - storm, more than 40,000 people lost power, & the - rush of water from the - ocean on one side & the - sound on the - other side buckled part of North Carolina Highway 12 in a spot on Hatteras Island in that was breached in Hurricane Irene in 2011. …

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Jul 05

Georgia shrimpers await word on disaster aid

Shrimpers in both Georgia & South Carolina started this season struggling to haul in a catch huge enough to make a living. In the - end, only South Carolina’s industry turned out all right. Frank Blum, head of the - S.C. Seafood Alliance, asserted his state did not submit an application for federal aid. “It looked offensive at first,” he said. “But after all the - data were in, we did not meet the - requirements.” In February preliminary numbers showed South Carolina’s shrimp catch was 40 % less than the - five-year average. …

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Jul 05

Police: Georgia dad sent nude photos while boy sat in hot SUV

Police: Georgia dad sent nude photos while boy sat in hot SUV A Georgia guy who police state intentionally killed his toddler son by leaving the - boy inside a hot SUV was exchanging nude photos with women the - day his son died & had looked at websites in that A link to this page will be included in your message.

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Jul 05

Georgia Power launches online resource for lake visitors, highlights safety on the water

<!– google_ad_section_start –> ATLANTA, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — As Georgians plan Independence Day celebrations & vacations this July, Georgia Power has launched a new online resource at www.georgiapower.com/lakes for visitors to the - company’s lake properties across the - state. The company, the - biggest non-governmental provider of recreation facilities in Georgia, provides recreational opportunities year round for the - general public at more than 40 sites in that were developed for hydropower production. Along with detailed information about all of Georgia Power’s properties, in addition to facilities & amenities, local attractions & water safety information, the - new site allows visitors to check current lake conditions & virtually explore camp sites. …

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Jul 05

Georgia's sweeping gun access law goes into effect

Would you like some hot sauce with in that barbecue? How about some hot lead? A day after Georgia’s new gun law, which has-been dubbed the - “guns everywhere” bill, went in to effect, residents were dealing with their new power. Under its provisions, residents with a proper gun permit — the - Georgia Weapons Carry License — are allowed to carry guns at a number of places previously off-limits & can take firearms in to their favorite restaurants, nightclubs, classrooms & even some government buildings. Those who believe in the - mystical body of the - 2nd Amendment will even be allowed to take their guns in to a church, if in that church chose to opt in. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed the - Safe Carry Protection Act in April after the - state’s Republican-controlled General Assembly overwhelmingly passed the - measure on the - last day of the - legislative session. The law allows any licensed gun owner from Georgia & 28 other states to carry a gun pretty much anywhere in the - state, with some restrictions. Gun owners who hold a Georgia Weapons Carry License can take their weapons in to bars as long as they do not consume alcohol. At any government building in that has detectors or security guards on screening duty, the - weapon is still barred…

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