9/5/19: THE DAY BEFORE DORIAN: Harris Teeter Expected to Be Open Until 6 p.m.; Bear Drugs at least until 5 p.m.

If you need last-minute supplies, head to Harris Teeter, not Walmart.

If you need supplies from Home Depot today, you have until noon before the Kitty Hawk superstore closes. It will be closed tomorrow also, according to signs on the store’s doors, and open on Saturday, if possible.

Nearby, Harris Teeter, which enjoyed a brisk business this morning, will be open today probably until 6 p.m., according to the store’s florist, Maggi, who told me that a closing time had yet to be announced.

As you can see from the photo above, Walmart has battened down its hatches.

If you need a prescription filled, Bear Drugs owner and head pharmacist, Steve Archbell, said he plans to put in a full day. If “winds start to pick up,” Mr. Archbell said, he will close at 5 p.m., rather than the usual 7 p.m.

The ABC Store is closed today and tomorrow. Han-Dee Hugo’s BP gas station is still open.

If you would like to grab a fast-food lunch, McDonalds is still serving. Wendy’s is not.

If you’re a news junkie like me, you will not find today’s print newspaper for sale anywhere, not even The Virginian-Pilot.

As for the weather, it’s still hot, humid, and overcast with occasional bursts of sunshine.

Walkers are enjoying the deserted, but calm Southern Shores beaches. The wind is mild. It’s a beautiful day.

I’ll update the forecast later. (The Weather Channel is currently focusing on Charleston, S.C. The watch words for the northern Outer Banks continue to be storm surge.)

Have a great day.

Ann, 9/5/19

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