Hurricane Arthur makes landfall near southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks

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Eddie Skakle and his wife Gail secure kayaks at their kayak rental business, A. S. Austin Co., in Hatteras Village, N.C., on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolina's Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley) MAGS OUT

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By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur has made landfall near the southern end of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Arthur reached land about 11:15 p.m. Thursday between Cape Lookout and Beaufort, North Carolina.

Arthur was a Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph).

The storm was located about 65 miles (105 kilometers) southwest of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It was moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph).

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