Storm Watch

Southeastern NC Spared Major Damage

Early storm forecasts had Irene blowing in over southeastern North Carolina, but early reports indicate the area has been spared major damage. "While it will likely take weeks to clean up, Irene appears to have left no catastrophic damage behind in Southeastern North Carolina," the StarNews Online reports. The storm is now blowing into Virginia where over 100,000 people are without a power as a result.