The 2006 Hurricane Season begins next week and meteorologists at the National Hurricane Center predict another busy storm season. In North Carolina, state officials are picking up the pace of emergency preparedness with an eye to what happened on the gulf coast during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Rose Hoban reports.
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State Attorney General Roy Cooper is suing Mebane-based McLeod Oil Company for conspiring to fix gas prices. Cooper says McLeod tried to force a gas station owner in Durham to raise his prices by forty cents a gallon. Rusty Jacobs reports.
Katrina’s four-legged refugees are starting to arrive in the Triangle area. Local rescue groups are ready to welcome them – but they’re worried about what it means for the animals here at home. Laura Leslie reports.
Of the thousands of people who’ve gone to the Gulf Coast to help – many say they’re coming home as changed people. This is true of Julie Manly. She’s a Duke Medical Resident worked search and rescue in New Orleans. Rose Hoban reports.
The effects of Hurricane Katrina still are reverberating across the country. Concerned citizens have donated food, clothing, and money to those affected by the hurricane\’s wrath. And then there were those people who wanted to do more than just write a check to the Red Cross. They wanted to see the devestation for themselves. They wanted to help out in a more up close and personal way. Leoneda Inge has the story of a Durham woman who heeded that call.
Note: This story won first place in the general news category of the Radio Television News Directors Association contest. It also won third place for hurricane coverage in the National Headliner Awards. It also won second place in the feature reporting category of the Society of Professional Journalists – Green Eyeshade Awards.