Hurricane Arthur reaches N.C. shore ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mark Wilson/Getty Images A man fished from the Nags Head Pier as fog and heavy surf rolled in ahead of Hurricane Arthur Thursday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images The hurricane strengthened to a Category 2 in the afternoon. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Vacationers gathered on a deck as winds from the storm began to arrive in Nags Head, N.C. AP/The Star-News/Ken Blevins Vehicles traveled across the Thomas Rhodes Bridge as rain fell early Thursday morning in Wilmington, N.C. AP/The Virginian-Pilot,Steve Earley Hurricane Arthur is forecast to pass by North Carolina’s Hatteras Island Friday morning. The island is under mandatory evacuation orders. AP/Wilmington Star-News/Mike Spencer Clouds and rains moved in as beachgoers left Freeman Park at the north end of Carolina Beach, N.C., on Thursday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Motorists drove off a ferry from Ocracoke Island, N.C., as Arthur approached. Mark Wilson/Getty Images A campground was closed at Cape Hatteras on North Carolina’s Outer Banks islands. Steve Earley/Associated Press Road clearing equipment was staged on Hatteras Island.