MIAMI — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 season swirled toward the U.S., with forecasters warning it will draw energy from the warm, open waters as it closes in. It’s too early to tell what effects, if any, the storm will have on Southeastern North Carolina, said Doug Hoehler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. All track projections have Dorian heading for the central or southern sections of Florida. Robeson County and the rest of Southeastern North Carolina are on the outside edge of all the projected tracks, he said. A clearer picture of where the storm will go and if Southeastern North Carolina will be affected will develop in a couple of days. The National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm is expected to strengthen into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 with winds of 130 mph and slam into the U.S. on Monday somewhere between the Flori...