Storm Knocks Out Power
The outages were in Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen and a few in Whispering Pines.
Progress Energy crews managed to have most of the customers back on line by the time the storm passed.
"Within a matter of minutes," said Andy Honeycutt, community relations manager for Progress Energy.
There were about 360 customers who had to wait a little longer.
Heavy rains came with the storm and spoiled the first few hours of the inaugural Summerfest in Southern Pines.
A pitching wedge lay in a puddle in the middle of a closed block on Broad Street as visitors for the U.S. Kids Golf Championship huddled under awnings.
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