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Severe Weather

Storms kill at least 200 Wednesday; 131 in Alabama

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Alabama officials say they have raised the death toll from a deadly tornado outbreak to 131. That brings to 200 the number of people who have died in six states across the South. Full story...
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State Republicans want to know why Gov. Perdue was at a horse race while storms devastated state

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Given the inconsistencies and many unanswered questions from Governor Perdue and her staff regarding the events of Saturday, April 16, 2011, the North Carolina Republican Party has officially requested all documents concerning, referencing, or pertaining to travel by Governor Perdue from the Office of the Governor. Full story...
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Power restored throughout N.C.

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The lights are back on for nearly everyone in North Carolina who lost electricity during the deadly spring storms. Progress Energy announced late Wednesday that virtually all power has been restored to its customers. A handful of homes and businesses were damaged too badly for service to be restored. Full story...
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NC agency warns storm victims about burning debris

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State officials are reminding homeowners and contractors that it is illegal to burn logs, branches and other debris resulting from tornadoes that ripped through North Carolina over the weekend. Full story...
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President Obama praises Lowe's manager for swift action

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President Barack Obama has called the manager of a Sanford home improvement store who managed to get 100 people safely to the back of the store as a tornado ripped the roof off the building. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue meets victims in NC's hardest-hit area

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Gov. Bev Perdue is meeting with families and victims in areas of eastern North Carolina that were most devastated by deadly tornadoes. Full story...
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67 homes destroyed in NC's hardest-hit county

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Officials in the North Carolina county that was hit hardest by the weekend storm system say 67 homes weredestroyed. Full story...
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Western NC emergency workers head to eastern NC

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Western North Carolina disaster workers are traveling to the eastern part of the state to provide help to counties hard hit by deadly storms. Full story...
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More than 800 homes damaged or destroyed in NC

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Officials say at least 800 homes in North Carolina were destroyed or damaged by the vicious storm system that killed at least 21 people in the state. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares state of emergency

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Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency for North Carolina following storms that generated tornadoes across the state. Full story...
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Saturday evening tornado injures base residents, damages homes at Camp Lejeune

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An unknown number of base residents sustained injuries and nearly 30 homes were damaged following a series of tornadoes that touched down in the vicinity of the Tarawa Terrace II housing area Saturday evening. Full story...
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Ammon community loses two to severe weather

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video The small community of Ammon, just north of Elizabethtown in Bladen County, lost two people to the severe weather Saturday. Full story...
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Severe weather leaves Bladen County in disarray

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video Severe weather ripped through Bladen County Saturday, leaving trees down, buildings destroyed and some without their lives. Full story...
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Three dead in Bladen County

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The Bladen County Emergency Operations Center confirms there are three people dead after storms ripped through Bladen County this afternoon. They say two people are dead in Ammon north of Elizabethtown. One person is dead in Bladenboro. Full story...
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Killer storm coverage planner

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Marissa Jasek is in Ammon tonight, and Katie Harden is in Bladenboro. They'll be returning to the station later to update these stories and post video from the scene. Full story...
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