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Extreme flooding in Hampstead causes sinkhole

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video When it rains, it pours. A flood warning was in effect for Pender County Saturday afternoon that created more than just wet roads. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holding hurricane preparedness town hall meeting

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Camp Lejeune officials are encouraging military members, civilian employees and families to attend a town hall meeting about being prepared for hurricane season. Full story...
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National Weather Service confirms NC tornado

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The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado that struck rural Beaufort County, destroying two homes and damaging at least six more. Meteorologist Jim Merrell of the National Weather Service office in Newport said the storm was up to 300 yards wide when it struck Monday. He said the storm's track length hasn't been determined. Full story...
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2 homes destroyed, more damaged by NC storm

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Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Full story...
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Weather service confirms tornado in 2 NC towns

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The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit two Wake County towns. The storm caused some roof and window damage, but no injuries were reported. Full story...
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First winter storm of 2014 brings ice, snow

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videoJanuary ends with a major winter storm in southeastern NC. Full story...
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National Weather Service confirms tornado in Atlantic Beach

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The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Atlantic Beach. It was an EF2 tornado, and had wind speeds between 111 to 135 mph, according to the NWS. 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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With Hurricane Season approaching, NWS could face furloughs

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videoThe federal sequester has already caused flight delays and canceled the 4th of July fireworks at Camp Lejeune. Now it could affect public safety close to home. Wilmington's National Weather Service office is waiting to find out if it will have to furlough forecasters. Full story...
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NWS looking for volunteer weather reporters

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videoNorth Carolina is no stranger to tropical systems that carry the risk of heavy rain and flooding. The National Weather Service says without the help of volunteers, these events could be even more dangerous. Full story...
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NWS says microburst caused Columbus County damage

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video Families began the clean-up after strong thunderstorms caused some serious damage last night in Columbus County, as experts tried to figure out what exactly happened. Full story...
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Winter weather advisory for western NC

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More winter weather is likely in the mountains of western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties into Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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NWS final storm report: multiple tornadoes in southeastern NC

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The National Weather Service officially confirmed the touchdown of three tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina on Monday. Full story...
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Forecasters warn of rip currents on Outer Banks

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The National Weather Service is warning of a high risk for dangerous rip currents sparked by Tropical Storm Leslie on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nat'l Weather Service clears air about UNCW 'tornado warning'

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video The National Weather Service is clearing the air about yesterday's funnel cloud over Wilmington. UNCW alerted students by issuing a tornado warning, even though one was never issued by the NWS. The storm cell caused a lot of ruckus in Wilmington monday, but with the wild weather there was some confusion. Full story...
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