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State of emergency activates NC price-gouging law

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North Carolina's price gouging law is currently in effect because of the recent state of emergency declarations due to Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CFCC students weather Sandy during trip home

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videoCape Fear Community College Marine Technology students faced some rough seas on their research trip, but thanks to some careful planning, the Research Vessel Dan Moore made it home safe and sound through Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Bad weather greets some early voters at polls

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First there were long lines. Now state election officials are warning about another problem at North Carolina's early voting stations: bad weather. Full story...
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Outer Banks weighs Sandy's flooding, wave damage

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are bracing for more flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Storm could bring 1 foot of snow to western NC

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The cold part of Superstorm Sandy that is causing problems along the East Coast could bring one foot or more of snow to the mountains of western North Carolina. Full story...
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Fair canceled Sunday; extended until November 4

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videoThe Cape Fear Fair & Expo canceled Sunday night's events due to weather conditions brought on by Hurricane Sandy. Despite Sunday's closure, fair officials still expect big crowds throughout the week. Full story...
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Minimal damage reported in Hurricane Sandy aftermath

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videoAfter Sandy pulled away from the coast, some parts of Pleasure Island found themselves under some extra water. For surfers, the waves posed a challenge. Full story...
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Share and view pictures of Hurricane Sandy

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As Hurricane Sandy makes its journey along the coast of Southeastern North Carolina, we want to see what you're seeing. Join WWAY's award-winning news and weather teams by sharing your pictures and video of Hurricane Sandy's effects around the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Carolina Beach prepares for flooding and erosion from Sandy

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videoGov. Bev Perdue has declared a state of emergency for eastern North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy heads north. Meanwhile, the Cape Fear Coast is getting ready. One area in particular is hoping to reduce a big problem from hurricanes past. Full story...
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Perdue issues State of Emergency ahead of Sandy

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Gov. Bev Perdue has issued a State of Emergency for eastern North Carolina as Hurricane Sandy heads north toward the coast. The declaration goes into effect Saturday for 33 eastern North Carolina counties. A tropical storm warning is in effect from Nags Head to the South Carolina border. Full story...
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Cape Fear Fair & Expo keeping eye on Sandy forecast

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video Organizers at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo are keeping a close watch on how Hurricane Sandy impacts the weather this weekend. For now, though, the fair is scheduled to be open tonight for Midnight Madness, which runs until 2 a.m. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach takes Sandy threat in stride

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video just when you thought Hurricane Season was winding down, the tropics flare up. But are people along the Cape Fear coast really worried about Hurricane Sandy? Full story...
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Hybrid of Sandy, winter storm threatens East Coast

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Federal forecasters warn that much of the eastern US has a good chance for several sloppy days of weather mayhem early next week. They predict heavy rain or snow, persistent gale-force winds, storm surge and flooding from an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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NWS final storm report: multiple tornadoes in southeastern NC

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The National Weather Service officially confirmed the touchdown of three tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina on Monday. Full story...
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