Service outages

The beach in Avon, N.C., on Hatteras Island is nearly empty, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Workers building the replacement Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet accidentally severed two underground power lines on July 27, that led to the mandatory evacuation of vacationers at the height of the tourist season. Utility officials say they expect to restore power to two North Carolina islands by the weekend. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 05, 2017 - 2:18 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rental houses and condos are expected to fill up on two North Carolina islands where a bridge construction accident cut power for a week and threatened seasonal businesses' bottom lines. The first day of the weekend is a typical starting point for weeklong rentals, and stores...
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The beach in Avon, N.C., on Hatteras Island is nearly empty, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Workers building the replacement Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet accidentally severed two underground power lines on July 27, that led to the mandatory evacuation of vacationers at the height of the tourist season. Utility officials say they expect to restore power to two North Carolina islands by the weekend. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 1:17 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carloads of tourists rolled in, stores stocked seafood counters and kitchen workers chopped vegetables Friday as two North Carolina islands reopened to visitors after a weeklong power outage at the height of vacation season. A line of cars was waiting to drive onto Hatteras...
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The beach in Avon, N.C., on Hatteras Island is nearly empty, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017. Workers building the replacement Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet accidentally severed two underground power lines on July 27, that led to the mandatory evacuation of vacationers at the height of the tourist season. Utility officials say they expect to restore power to two North Carolina islands by the weekend. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 11:51 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Businesses on two North Carolina islands geared up for the return Friday of tourists after a weeklong power outage that struck at the height of summer tourism season. Visitors were allowed to return to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands at noon. Power was restored Thursday to all...
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Materials are brought in to restore power to Hatteras Island, Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Rodanthe, N.C. Workers building the replacement Bonner Bridge over the Oregon Inlet accidentally severed two underground power lines on July 27. Utility officials say they expect to restore power to two North Carolina islands by the weekend. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 11:27 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the return of visitors after massive power outage on two North Carolina islands (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Stores and restaurants were chopping vegetables and stocking their seafood counters to get ready for tourists returning to two North Carolina islands...
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August 04, 2017 - 3:09 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Businesses on two North Carolina islands are gearing up for the return of tourists after a weeklong power outage that struck at the height of summer tourism season. Visitors will be allowed to return to Hatteras and Ocracoke islands at noon Friday. Power was cut to both islands...
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A roadblock is set up at the north end of the Bonner Bridge on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, on Hatteras Island, N.C. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and others never made it to the popular vacation spots because of evacuation orders that are still in place. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a power outage affecting two North Carolina islands on the Outer Banks (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Power has been restored to two North Carolina islands that were hit by a weeklong outage that drove away thousands of visitors. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative...
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A roadblock is set up at the north end of the Bonner Bridge on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, on Hatteras Island, N.C. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, and others never made it to the popular vacation spots because of evacuation orders that are still in place. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 4:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a power outage affecting two North Carolina islands on the Outer Banks (all times local): 4:45 p.m. North Carolina officials say power will be restored to Hatteras Island on Friday, a week after it was hit by a massive outage and thousands of people were ordered...
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August 03, 2017 - 10:47 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Vacationers turned away by an island power outage say they've gotten few answers about whether they'll get back money they spent on canceled or interrupted trips. The outage caused by a construction accident forced an estimated 50,000 visitors to leave Hatteras and Ocracoke...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:26 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a power outage to two Outer Banks islands (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Officials say they now hope to restore power fully to North Carolina's Outer Banks by Monday. Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative said Tuesday that crews have finished putting up poles and are...
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August 01, 2017 - 11:49 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lawsuits are pending against a construction company blamed for a power outage on North Carolina's Outer Banks, forcing visitors off the beaches and leaving tourist-dependent businesses without income. At least three lawsuits filed this week seek compensation from PCL...
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