- Tourists and residents in North Carolina can expect potentially dangerous storm conditions during the Fourth of July weekend.
- An EF-2 tornado struck the southeastern portion of the North Carolina coast Tuesday night, stemming from high winds caused by Winter Storm Boreas, according to the National Weather Service.
- The struggling Sears Holdings Company released a list of 81 Sears and Kmart stores that will be closing this year after a disappointing holiday season. Is your local Sears of Kmart closing? Take a look at the full list of Sears stores closing this year.
- At least 90,000 residents on North Carolina’s coast are without power, including a hospital in Morehead City.
Hurricane Irene New York: City Getting Ready for Historic Storm Arrival; Evacuations Underway, MTA Nearing ShutdownHurricane Irene is about to make history, aiming at a rare strike on New York. The city is getting ready for Irene's arrival. Evacuations are underway, and the MTA is nearing noon shutdown.
Hurricane Irene Path Update: Storms Weakens to Category 1; Nearing Landfall in N.C.; Still Aiming at New YorkHurricane Irene was downgraded to a Category 1 storm early Saturday but updated forecasts still show Irene is a powerful threat. The hurricane is nearing landfall in North Carolina, and models still show it should hit New York within 24 hours at hurricane strength. New York remains directly in the path of Irene on Saturday, and the storm is forecast to strike late Saturday and early Sunday at hurricane strength. But first, the Category 1 storm is within hours of making landfall in eastern North ...
- Irene is bearing down on North Carolina early Saturday, preparing to make landfall. In New York, residents and officials continue preparation with evacuations and closings.
- MOREHEAD CITY, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hurricane Irene closed in on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Friday, triggering emergency preparations that included unprecedented mandatory evacuations in New York City as the massive storm approached.
Hurricane Irene Starting Path Up East Coast: 'Extraordinary' Threat Leads to Evacuations, PreparationsCheck back here throughout the afternoon as IBTimes' update storm map tracks Irene's path, with links to the preparations being made to counter her assault on the East Coast.
- Waves of up to 8 feet have been seen on Friday morning from Myrtle Beach, S.C. up to the Outer Banks.
- Hurricane Irene may make landfall a day earlier than originally projected, according to updated forecasts from the National Hurricane Center. It is now expected to reach Morehead City, N.C., on Saturday.
- The Morehead port in North Carolina was shut down and evacuated by officials on Tuesday after nine containers of highly explosive materials were damaged.