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Red Cross

Leland man charged with running from truck with Red Cross sign

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videoInvestigators say a man initially suspected of possibly trying to scam people by posing as part of the Red Cross has been charged after allegedly running away from a traffic stop. Full story...
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Possible Red Cross scam in Brunswick County

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videoThere's a possible donation scam in Brunswick County. Detectives are looking for anyone who might have been approached by or donated any toys or money to a red pick-up truck with an American Red Cross logo on the side. Full story...
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Fire takes a life, 12 dogs and leaves family homeless

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video An Elizabethtown family is grieving the loss of a mother and now in need of a home following a house fire. "She was my life," Shari Ross said. Ross is mourning the loss of her mother Patricia Clay and at the same time facing the idea of being homeless. Last Saturday morning around 2:30 Ross woke up to her brother yelling. 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 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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State of Emergency declarations in effect, shelter open in Shallotte

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videoSeveral area governments have declared States of Emergency as a winter storm bears down on southeastern North Carolina. Sleet, freezing rain and ice are all forecast for the region through tomorrow morning. Full story...
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Wilmington Red Cross worker heading to Canada to help with flood relief

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video Victoria Kling, the Regional Response Manager for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross, will head to Alberta, Canada, where record floods ravaged the area this summer and forced 90,000 to leave. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family who lost home in fire could lose temporary shelter

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video A family whose home went up in flames on Friday says they could now be put out on the street because the organization that came to their aid can’t help any longer. Full story...
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Area restaurants collecting donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

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Even though Oklahoma is far away from North Carolina, one Leland restaurant still wants to help the tornado victims there one meal at a time. video Full story...
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Man kayaks for local disaster relief

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video While some Red Cross volunteers are making their way back from Oklahoma, one man is traveling home after 12 days on the water where he aimed to make a difference from the inside of his kayak. Full story...
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