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Severe Weather

Tropical Storm Erin threatens Texas

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Tropical Storm Erin is threatening to touch down Thursday in Texas and has caused the National Hurricane Center to issue a tropical storm warning for most of the Texas gulf coast. Full story...
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Prisoner tempers flare in summer heat

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When it gets as hot as it's been this week, tempers can flare. And that's something you especially don't want to happen inside state prisons. Full story...
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Daily temp records broken on Grandfather Mountain

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It doesn't take triple digits to break the daily temperature record on Grandfather Mountain. Full story...
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Oppressive heat hits hard

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videoOur top story is the oppressive heat. Many are staying cool with air conditioning, but some don't have that luxury. On these hot summer days there aren't many places for the homeless to go. The Good Shepherd Ministries in downtown Wilmington says it's the only homeless shelter in the county that stays open during the day. Full story...
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Temperature records falling across North Carolina

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Temperature records are falling around the state in the summer heat wave and forecasters predict more scorching weather today. Full story...
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Utilities expect record demand amid in heat wave, urge conservation

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North Carolina's largest electric utilities are approaching record demand this afternoon as triple-digit temperatures across the Southeast strain electricity grids. Full story...
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State issues ozone alert

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The state Air Quality Division is urging North Carolina residents to be careful not only because of the high heat expected today but because of high ozone levels. Full story...
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Dry, hot weather damaging field crops on N.C. farms

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The dry, hot weather hitting North Carolina this week is expected to cost farmers millions of dollars in field crop losses. Full story...
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Southeast N.C. under heat advisory Monday

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Southeast North Carolina was under a heat advisory until six p.m. Monday. Experts say 175 people die from heat-related illnesses each year. With our area under a heat advisory, people need to take extra precaution. Full story...
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Local woman starts Saving Animals During Disaster organization

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In the event of a disaster pets are often left to fend for themselves. One local woman decided to make a difference. Full story...
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N.C. temps to hit 100 degrees

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Triple-digit heat is here. Weather forecasters say much of North Carolina will see high temperatures around 100 degrees today and will see the heat index rise above that mark. Full story...
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GE employees prepare for possible hurricanes

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More than two months into hurricane season and employees at General Electric in Wilmington are still stressing preparedness. Full story...
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Boat owners need to prep before hurricane season

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Most of us take the proper precautions to protect ourselves and our homes from hurricanes, but boat owners also have to be prepared. Prepping your boat now before the peak of the hurricane season should save you time, money and most importantly, your boat. Full story...
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Hurricane summit prepares residents

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videoWe're nearly two months into hurricane season, but are you prepared? Thursday night, Brunswick County residents gathered to learn more about keeping their families safe, in the event a storm hits. Full story...
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Heart of Hurricane Season just around the corner

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videoWe're now almost two months into hurricane season, one that's been forecast to be an active year. Just because the tropics have been quiet so far, it's no reason to let your guard down. Full story...
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