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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a state of emergency declaration Friday as the state prepares for Hurricane Isaias. 

As of Friday afternoon, Isaias is a category 1 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale and could possibly make landfall early next week along the North Carolina coast. 

The state of emergency related to COVID-19 remains in place. 

This is a developing report. 

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