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GOP delays convention business due to Isaac

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The Republican Party is delaying the bulk of its convention until Tuesday afternoon because of the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Isaac. Full story...
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Despite storm, GOP expects convention open Monday

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Republican officials say they are moving forward with plans to hold the Republican National Convention on Monday as scheduled, despite an approaching tropical storm. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fisherman killed by lightning on NE Cape Fear River

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video He was known by his friends as "The Catfish King of the Northeast Cape Fear River." Sunday, Timothy "Timbo" Godwin died doing what he loved. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe T-Storm Watch canceled; still expect scattered storms

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Scattered showers and storms are possible throughout Saturday afternoon and evening. Full story...
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Tropical Storm Gordon gains, stays over Atlantic

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Tropical Storm Gordon is strengthening over the Atlantic but is expected to move away from the United States on a track over the open ocean. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Nat'l Weather Service clears air about UNCW 'tornado warning'

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video The National Weather Service is clearing the air about yesterday's funnel cloud over Wilmington. UNCW alerted students by issuing a tornado warning, even though one was never issued by the NWS. The storm cell caused a lot of ruckus in Wilmington monday, but with the wild weather there was some confusion. Full story...
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UNCW issues tornado warning despite no reported touchdowns

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video The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least one funnel cloud was spotted near UNCW and Wrightsville Beach. The funnel clouds, though an alarming sight, did not produce any tornadoes. In response, UNCW sent out a tornado warning alert that has students and the National Weather Service wondering if it was warranted. Full story...
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Start your engines! Hurricane Season starts now

I'm declaring Hurricane Season now officially open. I know it started months ago, but bear with me.

New Red Cross mobile app aims to help before, during, after hurricane

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video Our coastal community is no stranger to severe weather. Although Hurricane Season has been quiet so far, we're heading into the most active months. That's why the Red Cross launched a new free mobile app Wednesday all about keeping you safe. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Scattered storms pop up across the area

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While severe weather is not expected, strong storms capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy downpours are likely throughout the evening and into tonight. Full story...
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Extreme heat pushes Progress Energy to demand record

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The extreme heat this week has every one looking for a way to keep cool, and it pushed a power company to a new record. Full story...
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Teen volunteers battle heat to finish week of service

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video Potentially record-setting heat in Wilmington today was not enough to keep some volunteers from their work. Group Workcamps volunteers from across the country have been working all week repairing homes for the needy. Full story...
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Charlotte mall stores closed longer than expected

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Some stores in a Charlotte mall will remain closed longer than expected after flooding damage last week. Full story...
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Charlotte mall to reopen Tuesday after flooding

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Officials at a Charlotte mall expect to reopen after flooding rains from last week. Full story...
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National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers

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video The drought across much of the country is threatening to drive up the price of a lot of the food we eat. Here in the Cape Fear it's a double-edged sword for corn farmers.Demand is high for their product, but the heat is taking a toll on the crop as well. Full story...
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