MOREHEAD CITY – Coastal property owners in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties who need to replace docks, piers, bulkheads or similar structures damaged by Hurricane Isaias along sounds, rivers and creeks may be authorized to do so more quickly through an emergency general permit offered by the N.C. Division of Coastal Management. “Our coastal communities…

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RALEIGH, N.C. – State transportation crews, particularly east of Interstate 95, spent Tuesday clearing trees felled by Hurricane Isaias and erected “road closed” or “high water” signs and barricades where floodwaters topped roads. The category 1 storm, which came ashore in Brunswick County, caused 45 state-maintained roads to close temporarily but caused little damage. Most of…

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Tropical Storm Isaias was upgraded to a category one hurricane with 80 mph sustained winds overnight before weakening slightly this morning. Coastal North Carolina remains squarely within the forecast cone. At 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Isaias was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft and Bahamas radar near…

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