Arthur strengthens to a hurricane in Atlantic; hurricane warnings extended in North Carolina

  • by: EMERY P. DALESIO , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 3, 2014 - 3:57 PM

RODANTHE, N.C. — Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting the governor to warn vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by trying to salvage their picnics and barbecues.

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