North Carolina's Outer Banks absorbed a direct hit from Hurricane Arthur on Friday but emerged with only minimal damage as the storm blew out to sea and threatened riptides and flooding from New Jersey to Massachusetts.
"I think we dodged one," Mike Sprayberry, North Carolina’s emergency management director, said Friday morning.
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The first named hurricane of the Atlantic season brought flooding, beach erosion and power outages to the North Carolina coast. But no deaths or serious injuries were reported, and...