VIDEO: Wake county fiber artist Julie Moore, owner of Earth to Earth green burials talks Wednesday, July 20, 2016 about creating and selling biodegradable urns, shrouds and now caskets made in her home studio. Biodegradable materials must make up the urns, shrouds and coffins in order to qualify as a green burial.
Harry LynchThe News and Observer
Earth to Earth green burials
Coast Guard crews train in Hurricane Jose's heavy surf at Outer Banks
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Boat crews at U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet in N.C. took advantage of the rough seas produced by Hurricane Jose for training Tuesday. This type of training in rough conditions helps prepare Coast Guard boat crews for situations that they may be called out on such as a "man overboard" or a capsized vessel.
Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico early on September 20, bringing extreme wind and rain to the region, local media reported. The National Hurricane Center warned that Maria would hit the southeastern Puerto Rico after passing over the Caribbean island of St Croix. A hurricane warning also remained in effect for the Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
After creating unrest in Raleigh’s firefighter community with a controversial new benefits plan, the mayor and council members unanimously approved amendments to their plan and City Manager Ruffin Hall apologized to city employees.
Rough surf and swells generated by Hurricane Jose on Tuesday, September 19 caused flooding and the closure of NC-12 in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The Department of Transportation said it closed the road in the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge because of the high tide washing over the road. There were at least two areas along the road affected by the tide, a news report said.
Hurricane Jose stirred up heavy swell and strong waves as it passed 200 miles east of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, on September 18. This footage, taken around mile marker 4 in the Outer Banks’ Kitty Hawk, shows the weather by the beach.
A Central Carolina Fair worker who had climbed on top of the Ferris wheel trying to free a jammed car fell as onlookers watched on September 15 in Greensboro, NC. The worker was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and later released.