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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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Wilmington Police use donated quilts to keep people warm

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Several Wilmington Police cruisers will now be equipped with more than the standard equipment to help fight crime. Police can now help fight the cold and bundle people up as the temperatures fall. Full story...
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Oceanfront owners get break on dune repair after Sandy

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The state is giving oceanfront property owners a break to take care of some of the damage left behind in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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2nd NC storm victim identified

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Officials have released the name of a North Carolina man killed as winds from superstorm Sandy whipped through the state. Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton said 25-year-old Jody Alan Davis of Mount Airy was driving a pickup Monday night about 7 p.m. when he struck a downed oak tree near Dobson. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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Winter weather advisory for western NC

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More winter weather is likely in the mountains of western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Ashe, Avery, Haywood, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties into Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Tim Buckley and Ashley Jacobs get into costume on 'GMC'

Meteorologist Tim Buckley and Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs make a lightning speed costume change during their commercial break.

Happy Halloween and thanks for starting your morning with WWAY!

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A look at Hurricane Sandy's damage from the sky

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video The United States Coast Guard is hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed but the job of the Coast Guard is just beginning. WWAY's Holden Kurwicki took to the skies for a bird's eye view of the storm's damage. Full story...
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ON '20/20': How FEMA uses Waffle House to target aid

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Federal Emergency Management Administration head Craig Fugate devised the Waffle House Index after leading Florida's response to several hurricanes in the 2000s. Based on the 24-hour restaurant chain's hardy reputation and presence across the Southeast, it is an informal yet handy way to assess an area’s post-calamity condition. Full story...
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Outer Banks begins clean up after Hurricane Sandy

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. Full story...
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About 6,000 without power in the Carolinas

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Most people in the Carolinas still have electricity despite the superstorm sparked by Tropical Storm Sandy. Full story...
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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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