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Winter Weather

Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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McCrory requests federal disaster declaration

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Gov. Pat McCrory is requesting a federal disaster declaration to help nine central North Carolina counties recover some of the costs stemming from this month's winter storm. Full story...
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NC power outages at about 78,000 after storm

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About 78,000 customers remain without power as North Carolina continues to recover from a winter storm that dumped snow, sleet and up to a half-inch of ice in some areas. Full story...
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Winter storms put local Red Cross in the red

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The Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross has seen an increase in disaster-related costs since the beginning of the fiscal year. The region is more than $50,000 over budget in direct financial assistance to disaster victims. In addition to this, winter storm responses in February have cost an additional $40,000. Full story...
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Storm clean up continues in New Hanover County

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As we enjoyed gorgeous weather Friday, it is hard to believe we were battling ice just a couple of days ago. But thousands of people are still off the grid for the third day. Full story...
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Cancelled flights ruin a Marine’s wedding day

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video Thursday offered a bit of relief for travelers who have been stranded for days, but not for a Marine trying to get home to his bride to be. Full story...
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Icy conditions hurt Valentine's Day flower delivery

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video Power outages and icy roads delay preparation for florists' biggest day of the year. Full story...
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Get your salty car cleaned now or risk serious damage

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video Now that the snow has passed, it's time to get that salt off your vehicle... or else risk rust. Full story...
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Ice freezes some local deliveries, accelerates others

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video With many of the roads in Southeastern North Carolina resembling ice rinks some companies have decided the risk of driving isn’t worth the reward, but that’s not stopping restaurants from delivering any way they can. Full story...
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Storm causes Red Cross to lose more than 1,900 units of blood and platelets

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Due to severe winter weather, the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region has lost dozens of blood drives since Tuesday, resulting in nearly 1,900 uncollected units of blood and platelets. Full story...
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