Effective 8 am Sunday, the State of Emergency for Hurricane Matthew is lifted. The Town of Kure Beach was extremely fortunate that the storm's severity was much less than forecast. For issues related to the storm, use the normal reporting processes. During the storm, the emergency personnel responded to power, wind and water related issues. There were no reported injuries and minimal damage to private property. Duke Energy is working on significant issues near Ocean Dunes which may impact power south of K Avenue throughout the morning.