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Storm system rips through Midwest

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Destruction, devastation and death remain after a major storm system rips through the Midwest. With winds of 160 miles an hour -- a tornado ripped apart the small town of Nappanee, Indiana, near south bend. Full story...
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Duke, North Carolina watering fake fields in middle of drought

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Many communities are under watering restrictions because of the drought. But Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are watering artificial turfs for their field hockey teams. Full story...
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Some business owners worried about water restrictions

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The average Wilmington resident uses 138 gallons of water a day. Because of the drought mandatory water restrictions are in place, but some business owners are worried about the effect. The fountains are dry, some hoses are off and the leaves show it. Mandatory water restrictions in Wilmington have garden center owners like Tom Ericson worried they'll lose business. Full story...
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Wilmington water conservation mandatory

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On Monday Gov. Mike Easley called on towns and counties across the state to help save water. Wednesday night Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution upping Wilmington's conservation efforts from voluntary to mandatory -- effective immediately. Full story...
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Drought conditions not as bad for coastal NC

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Just one day after Gov. Mike Easley's plea for state officials to take action on drought conditions we're learning that the coastal region of North Carolina isn't suffering just yet with regard to water loss. We haven't seen considerable rainfall in months. Much of the state is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. Full story...
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N.C. drought conditions worsen, state under burning ban

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The state's water woes are going to get worse before they get better. That's the word from North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley Monday. Full story...
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Fall temperatures slow to arrive

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Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature it's fall, with temperatures in our area hitting the low nineties. And we are far from alone. Full story...
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Drought conditions worsen across North Carolina

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More than half of North Carolina is now is the most severe category of drought. Full story...
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Drought conditions could worsen

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Spotty showers dotted the area Monday but drought conditions continue to plague our region and our state. With no considerable rainfall ahead we could see things get a whole lot worse. Full story...
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Forecaster calls for 2 more hurricanes in October and November

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Hurricane expert William Gray says there will be four named storms in October and November. He says two of them will be hurricanes, and one of them major. Full story...
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