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New heat advisory guidelines for sports for schools in New Hanover County

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New guidelines are now in place for students participating in sports in New Hanover County. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014. The guidelines specifically address heat concerns, water breaks and other related issues with students participating in sports on hot days. Full story...
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Days after earliest snow, Wilmington sets record high temperature

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videoThe weather outside may not be frightful, but the ups and down in the last week alone have not been so delightful. Wilmington set a record low temperature of 29 degrees Wednesday morning And recorded the city's earliest snow ever. And less than a week later, today wilmington broke a record high temperature of 83 degrees. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot

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An international team of weather experts has named California's Death Valley the world's hottest place. The World Meteorological Organization says the title comes after it investigated a long-held record from El Azizia, Libya, and found that an inexperienced weather observer recorded the temperature incorrectly. Full story...
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Extreme heat pushes Progress Energy to demand record

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The extreme heat this week has every one looking for a way to keep cool, and it pushed a power company to a new record. Full story...
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Teen volunteers battle heat to finish week of service

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video Potentially record-setting heat in Wilmington today was not enough to keep some volunteers from their work. Group Workcamps volunteers from across the country have been working all week repairing homes for the needy. Full story...
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Heat sent more than 350 NC people to the ER

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Temperatures that topped the 100-degree mark across North Carolina led hundreds to seek help in the state's emergency rooms. Full story...
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Greenfield Lake Park experiencing difficulties with heat

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The past few days at Greenfield Lake may not have been the most relaxing for park visitors. Dead fish and vegetation have surrounded the outskirts of the lake all weekend, affecting both the sights and the smells. Full story...
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Wilmington continues to battle record-setting heat

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video There's no denying it's hot outside, but this isn't just typical summer weather. We're dealing with record-breaking heat. With high humidity levels and temperatures peaking at 103 degrees, this heat wave has people making a splash. Full story...
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Heat may have contributed to NC woman's death

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Searing weekend heat is being blamed for hastening the death of a McDowell County woman. McDowell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Shanon Smith says emergency responders, a local medical examiner, and the 73-year-old woman's physician agree the heat could have contributed to the death of Peggy Sue Burleson. Full story...
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Blazing temperatures could impact Southport festival activities

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The annual NC 4th of July Festival kicks off tomorrow in Southport with a slew of different activities, including a firefighter's competition. Though they won't be fighting any fire, they will be battling some extreme heat all afternoon. Full story...
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Heat, Thunder dream series for meteorologists

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video While Lebron James and Kevin Durant will battle it out on the court, it's too tough to pick who will win that battle. But what if it was a battle of Mother Nature's own, and thunder was actually up against heat in a weather war of epic proportions? Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: High temperatures blaze through records

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Wilmington hit 101 degrees Saturday, breaking the old record for the day and making 2011 one of the hottest years on record. Full story...
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Record-breaking heat invades our area

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Wilmington hit a record-breaking high temperature of 101 degrees this afternoon. Full story...
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As temperatures drop, heating becomes a concern for some families

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videoWith the temperatures dropping, it is time to start thinking about heating our homes. It can be costly, but there is help available for those who qualify. Monday was the first day for families to register for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Full story...
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