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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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BY GEORGE: Ice ages

Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed “glacial periods,” or alternatively "glacials" or "glaciations" (or colloquially as "ice age"), and intermittent warm perio

Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot

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An international team of weather experts has named California's Death Valley the world's hottest place. The World Meteorological Organization says the title comes after it investigated a long-held record from El Azizia, Libya, and found that an inexperienced weather observer recorded the temperature incorrectly. Full story...
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Democrats move Obama speech inside because of weather; Republicans not so sure

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videoPresident Barack Obama will not talk to a football stadium full of supporters this time around. The Democratic National Convention Committee announced this morning that the president's acceptance speech scheduled for Thursday night at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium will move indoors because of the threat of severe weather. Full story...
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Wet weather leads to myriad mushrooms

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video You may have noticed there is a fungus among us, and it could be taking over your yard. Weather conditions in recent weeks have contributed to this mushroom mania in the Cape Fear Region. Full story...
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Carolinas gas prices up sharply because of Isaac

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AAA Carolinas reports Hurricane Isaac has caused the sharpest overnight spike in gas prices in the Carolinas since Hurricane Katrina seven years ago. Full story...
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Wilmington hurricane hunter creates iPhone app in time for Isaac

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video As Hurricane Isaac heads farther into the Gulf Coast states, one Wilmington man is in the middle of it, tracking the storm on his website and new iPhone app. Full story...
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As Isaac approaches Gulf Coast, volunteers prepare here

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video Thankfully it looks like Hurricane Isaac has spared our part of the country, and local volunteers say they are ready to head down to the Gulf Coast if needed. Full story...
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Irene's legacy on NC Outer Banks remains with road

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A year after Hurricane Irene and the storm's only visual remnant on the road linking most of North Carolina's Outer Banks to the mainland is a prefab bridge crossing a breach scoured between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic. Full story...
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