Archive - Aug 18, 2011
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Tornado hits Carolina Beach, mixed reaction from residents
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:54pm.

video On a day where multiple waterspouts were seen offshore, one touched land Thursday at Carolina Beach.

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FIRST ON 3: Carolina Beach visitors take waterspout turned tornado in stride
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:37pm.

videoBeach visitors got an unusual treat: a front row seat to Mother Nature in the form of a waterspout. Folks at Carolina Beach were confused about if they should stay or leave after a waterspout ripped across the ocean, up the beach and over to the Carolina Beach Lake.

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FIRST ON 3: Witnesses help tell tornado story through photos, video
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:23pm.

videoA lot of folks in Carolina Beach who witnessed the water spout either took pictures or shot video of it. CHECK OUT VIEWER PHOTOS FROM CAROLINA BEACH WATERSPOUT/TORNADO

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Gas company worker dies at scene of leak
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 7:47pm.

Craven County police are investigating the death of a gas company worker at the scene of a leak near a shopping center.

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FIRST ON 3: Waterspout-turned-tornado hits Carolina Beach, NWS confirms EF-0
Submitted by Jerry Jackson on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 7:03pm.

video NWS Wilmington has confirmed an EF-0 tornado at Carolina Beach Thursday morning. WATCH VIDEO OF STORM INSIDE!

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Boy says he saw fin before marine animal bit him at Wrightsville Beach
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 3:14pm.

New details have been released on a child that suffered a bite by a marine animal yesterday. It happened about 4:00 yesterday afternoon near access number 8 in the vicinity of Moores inlet at Wrightsville Beach.

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ONLY ON 3: Jeweler uses car as carrot to keep kids in school
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 3:07pm.

videoThe local jeweler who gained national attention after giving away thousands of dollars in jewelery is at it again. This time around Alan Perry is giving away a car to a high school senior.

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Robinson fills open spot on New Hanover bench
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/18/2011 - 2:16pm.

Gov. Bev Perdue today appointed Robin Wicks Robinson to the District Court bench for the 5th Judicial District which covers New Hanover and Pender Counties. She will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge John Carroll.

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