Arthur a threat as Carolinas await holiday visitors

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 4:44 a.m.

Crew members of the restored whaling ship Charles W. Morgan secure sails and lines Wednesday in New Bedford, Mass., in preparation for Tropical Storm Arthur. The storm is expected to grow into a hurricane off the North Carolina coast and track northward off shore.

As one of the year's busiest travel weekends approaches, so does Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit North Carolina's Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of barrier islands along the shore.

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