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NWS says microburst, not tornado, struck Kure Beach

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video The storm that rolled through Kure Beach the day after Christmas has been declared a microburst by the National Weather Service. Instead of swirling winds from a tornado, microbursts have straight line winds. Full story...
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Stormy weather makes for wild Wednesday morning

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video It's the day after Christmas, and the weather outside is frightful. Our weather team has been predicting powerful storms, and today Mother Nature proved them right. Full story...
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Grandfather Mountain sets record gust of 120 mph

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Last week's storm included a record wind gust for Grandfather Mountain. Officials at the mountain say the wind gusted to 120.7 mph for three seconds last Friday. That broke the record three-second gust of 114.7 mph set on Jan. 26, 2011. Full story...
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Meteorologist Tim Buckley visits Hurricane Sandy damage

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video WWAY Meteorologist Tim Buckley will always be a student of weather, and he never misses a chance to study what he loves doing most. Full story...
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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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Hurricane Season 2012 comes to an end

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videoIt's the last day of November, and in our part of the country, that's reason to celebrate. Why? It marks the end of Hurricane Season. Full story...
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Residents worried about growing sinkhole in Castle Hayne neighborhood

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video All the rain yesterday is making a New Hanover County neighborhood's problem even bigger. Residents say a large sink hole is being ignored, and they're worried things will only get worse before they get better. Full story...
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North Brunswick Chamber loads up donations for Sandy victims

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video The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce is known for the work it does in the Cape Fear, but it's the work it's doing in the northeast, in New York and New Jersey, that is sure to give many a reason to give thanks this Thanksgiving. Full story...
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9-year-olds from Asheville sacrifice Christmas gifts for Hurricane Sandy victims

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video Two brothers from East Asheville are doing their part to help Superstorm Sandy victims. Full story...
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8-year-old sells cookies, donates to Hurricane Sandy relief

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An eight-year-old Girl Scout may have earned a merit badge in compassion after raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Rileigh Pedersen of Wilmington raised more $208 selling homemade cookies to her neighbors to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Full story...
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Sea turtles rescued in wake of Hurricane Sandy

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video As Hurricane Sandy washed away the Topsail Island beach head, it swept some young sea turtles back ashore. Full story...
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Campaign against ballpark gives to Sandy relief

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As folks in the northeast continue to be recover from Hurricane Sandy, our community is coming together to help, including support from a political campaign. Full story...
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Sandy helps uncover old shipwreck at Surf City

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Beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy has unearthed a section of the William H. Sumner, a three-masted scooner that ran aground in Surf City in 1919. The ship was sailing from Puerto Rico to New York when it happened. Full story...
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Bounty captain claimed he chased hurricanes

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As we told you Thursday night at 11, the Coast Guard has called off the search for missing HMS Bounty Captain Robin Walbridge. Now, a formal inquiry into the sinking of the tall ship during hurricane Sandy is underway. A TV interview with Walbridge may also shed some light on what happened. In the August 12 interview in Maine, Walbridge said there is no such thing as bad weather. Full story...
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Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship's sinking

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The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti said Friday the review will focus on what caused the sinking of the HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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