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Old 09-15-2011, 06:36 AM
Location: Morehead City, NC
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1876, September 17
"As the hurricane spun across the state, winds drove high waters across Pamlico Sound and piled them on the shores of Hyde County. Swan Quarter was flooded with five feet of water. Homes and businesses were deluged and wrecked, and the town's fishing fleet was severely damages.
But even with all the destruction around them, the residents of Swan Quarter were most alarmed by an apparent act of divine intervention. "During the storm, rising tides in the street had lifted the small frame church off its foundation and floated it toward the center of town.
After the waters receded, residents were astonished to see that the new church had settled down on Sam Sadler's land, just as they had originally planned. Sadler was also impressed: he later signed a deed and gave his land to the Methodist church. Today, a sign stands in front of the Providence Church, reminding visitors that this was the church "Moved by the Hand of God."
Storms from 1586 thru 1993
NC Hurricane History
To know coastal North Carolina is to know people's belief in God is as deep as the ocean, stronger than any hurricane and more common than granules of sand on the beach.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:46 AM
Location: Winterville, NC
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here's a story WRAL's Tar Heel Traveler did on that:

Church Relocated by the Hands of God :: WRAL.com
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