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September 1, 1993 | DAVID LAMB and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The wild winds of Hurricane Emily, gusting at more than 130 m.p.h., slapped at the Outer Banks islands Tuesday, then veered north along the Eastern Seaboard, sparing most of North Carolina but terrorizing tourists and residents from Virginia to Long Island. Fifteen-foot waves slammed the pier at this tiny town on the Outer Banks as the hurricane conspired with an 8 p.m. EDT high tide, tugged even higher by a full moon. Trees crashed across roads, and rain swamped cars. The wind peaked at 132 m.
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November 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two months after Hurricane Floyd's floodwaters destroyed 850 homes in this historic town founded by freed slaves, Princeville has decided to rebuild rather than accept a government buyout that might have dismantled the community. The Town Board of Commissioners voted, 3-2, Monday night to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild the dike that was swamped by the Tar River in September. The project will cost an estimated $5 million.
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October 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Storm-weary North Carolina residents nervously watched rivers rising toward flood stage on Monday in the wake of Hurricane Irene, the third hurricane to target the state since August. Irene, which left 15 people dead as it ripped through Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, dumped nearly a foot of rain on parts of the state still struggling to recover from devastating floods caused by Hurricane Floyd last month.
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October 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Storm-weary North Carolina residents nervously watched rivers rising toward flood stage on Monday in the wake of Hurricane Irene, the third hurricane to target the state since August. Irene, which left 15 people dead as it ripped through Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida, dumped nearly a foot of rain on parts of the state still struggling to recover from devastating floods caused by Hurricane Floyd last month.
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October 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Residents of this town founded by ex-slaves glumly surveyed their wrecked homes Thursday for the first time in the two weeks since Hurricane Floyd's flood waters swallowed the town. Some found the damage too great to bear. Robert and Callie Suggs said goodbye to the concrete, green-and-white home they built 34 years ago and where they raised their six children. An inch-wide crack girdled the foundation. "All my life, this was a gathering place for the family," Callie Suggs said.
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November 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
Two months after Hurricane Floyd's floodwaters destroyed 850 homes in this historic town founded by freed slaves, Princeville has decided to rebuild rather than accept a government buyout that might have dismantled the community. The Town Board of Commissioners voted, 3-2, Monday night to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild the dike that was swamped by the Tar River in September. The project will cost an estimated $5 million.
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September 2, 1993 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Emily headed into the Atlantic to die Wednesday, and the residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks emerged from their homes to take inventory--and in most cases to consider themselves among the fortunate. The storm, packing winds of more than 115 m.p.h., left pockets of extensive damage from Avon to Hatteras, but did not kill or seriously injure anyone on the Outer Banks, which only Monday morning had been packed with some 20,000 residents and more than 100,000 tourists.
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August 19, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Bob charged across North Carolina's Outer Banks late Sunday, flooding roads and downing power lines with 115 m.p.h. winds. The eye of the hurricane brushed past Cape Hatteras at 20 m.p.h. about an hour before midnight and continued north over the islands.
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November 19, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Hurricane Gordon, the Atlantic's "most bizarre storm" in 22 years, battered North Carolina's Outer Banks before it weakened into a tropical storm Friday and doubled back unexpectedly toward Florida. Forecasters in Florida kept a wary eye on Gordon, which left a trail of devastation as it took a zigzag course up from the Caribbean earlier this week. The storm--which didn't reach the 74-m.p.h.
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August 17, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Felix, huge in diameter but barely ferocious enough to be called a hurricane, slowed to a crawl Wednesday off the coast of North Carolina, causing considerable uncertainty but so far little damage. Felix's top winds were 75 m.p.h.--the threshold for hurricanes is 74 m.p.h--and the storm did not appear to be picking up any strength from the warm Gulf Stream waters. Felix's landfall, earlier predicted to occur this morning, became anybody's guess.
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October 1, 1999 | From Associated Press
Residents of this town founded by ex-slaves glumly surveyed their wrecked homes Thursday for the first time in the two weeks since Hurricane Floyd's flood waters swallowed the town. Some found the damage too great to bear. Robert and Callie Suggs said goodbye to the concrete, green-and-white home they built 34 years ago and where they raised their six children. An inch-wide crack girdled the foundation. "All my life, this was a gathering place for the family," Callie Suggs said.
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August 17, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Felix, huge in diameter but barely ferocious enough to be called a hurricane, slowed to a crawl Wednesday off the coast of North Carolina, causing considerable uncertainty but so far little damage. Felix's top winds were 75 m.p.h.--the threshold for hurricanes is 74 m.p.h--and the storm did not appear to be picking up any strength from the warm Gulf Stream waters. Felix's landfall, earlier predicted to occur this morning, became anybody's guess.
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November 19, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Hurricane Gordon, the Atlantic's "most bizarre storm" in 22 years, battered North Carolina's Outer Banks before it weakened into a tropical storm Friday and doubled back unexpectedly toward Florida. Forecasters in Florida kept a wary eye on Gordon, which left a trail of devastation as it took a zigzag course up from the Caribbean earlier this week. The storm--which didn't reach the 74-m.p.h.
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November 18, 1994 | From Associated Press
After taking a zigzag path that left more than 500 dead in Haiti and ravaged winter vegetable crops in Florida, Tropical Storm Gordon confounded forecasters by turning into a hurricane Thursday and swirling northward. At 10 p.m. EST, Gordon's center was about 145 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., threatening North Carolina's Outer Banks. The storm was packing winds near 80 m.p.h. Little change in strength was expected over the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said.
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September 2, 1993 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Emily headed into the Atlantic to die Wednesday, and the residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks emerged from their homes to take inventory--and in most cases to consider themselves among the fortunate. The storm, packing winds of more than 115 m.p.h., left pockets of extensive damage from Avon to Hatteras, but did not kill or seriously injure anyone on the Outer Banks, which only Monday morning had been packed with some 20,000 residents and more than 100,000 tourists.
NEWS
September 1, 1993 | DAVID LAMB and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The wild winds of Hurricane Emily, gusting at more than 130 m.p.h., slapped at the Outer Banks islands Tuesday, then veered north along the Eastern Seaboard, sparing most of North Carolina but terrorizing tourists and residents from Virginia to Long Island. Fifteen-foot waves slammed the pier at this tiny town on the Outer Banks as the hurricane conspired with an 8 p.m. EDT high tide, tugged even higher by a full moon. Trees crashed across roads, and rain swamped cars. The wind peaked at 132 m.
NEWS
November 18, 1994 | From Associated Press
After taking a zigzag path that left more than 500 dead in Haiti and ravaged winter vegetable crops in Florida, Tropical Storm Gordon confounded forecasters by turning into a hurricane Thursday and swirling northward. At 10 p.m. EST, Gordon's center was about 145 miles southeast of Hatteras, N.C., threatening North Carolina's Outer Banks. The storm was packing winds near 80 m.p.h. Little change in strength was expected over the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1998 | Leslie Earnest
CKE Restaurants Inc. shares rose 14% Monday as an analyst with Merrill Lynch & Co raised the rating on the fast-food chain operator's stock. CKE stock closed at $24.44, up $3. Anaheim-based CKE operates Hardee's, Carl's Jr. and Taco Bueno restaurants. Chief Financial Officer Loren Pannier attributed the higher rating to an increased optimism about CKE's ability to improve sales at Hardee's, its biggest chain with almost 3,000 locations.
NEWS
August 19, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hurricane Bob charged across North Carolina's Outer Banks late Sunday, flooding roads and downing power lines with 115 m.p.h. winds. The eye of the hurricane brushed past Cape Hatteras at 20 m.p.h. about an hour before midnight and continued north over the islands.
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