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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956

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A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. Full story...
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Thunderstorm catches reporter off guard

One of the hazards of being a TV news reporter is having to do your job in all sorts of conditions. WWAY NewsChannel 3's Cliff Pyron found that out the hard way Tuesday. Cliff and his photographer were caught in a thunderstorm in Shallotte. They managed to avoid the rain, but while focusing on shooting a stand-up, Cliff was caught off guard by something he did not expect.

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Greenfield Lake Park experiencing difficulties with heat

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The past few days at Greenfield Lake may not have been the most relaxing for park visitors. Dead fish and vegetation have surrounded the outskirts of the lake all weekend, affecting both the sights and the smells. Full story...
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Wilmington continues to battle record-setting heat

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video There's no denying it's hot outside, but this isn't just typical summer weather. We're dealing with record-breaking heat. With high humidity levels and temperatures peaking at 103 degrees, this heat wave has people making a splash. Full story...
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Heat may have contributed to NC woman's death

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Searing weekend heat is being blamed for hastening the death of a McDowell County woman. McDowell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Shanon Smith says emergency responders, a local medical examiner, and the 73-year-old woman's physician agree the heat could have contributed to the death of Peggy Sue Burleson. Full story...
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Blazing temperatures could impact Southport festival activities

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The annual NC 4th of July Festival kicks off tomorrow in Southport with a slew of different activities, including a firefighter's competition. Though they won't be fighting any fire, they will be battling some extreme heat all afternoon. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Slow-moving Debby is weaker, will move into the Atlantic this week

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Right now, the StormTrack 3 Weather Team does not expect any direct impacts from Debby as she moves into the Atlantic this week. Currently, the storm is continues to bring rain to Florida. Full story...
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NC Senate approves sea level calculation bill

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill that ignores scientists' warnings of rising sea levels. Senators approved the bill on a 34-to-11 vote Tuesday. The measure received little fanfare and no senators spoke in opposition to the measure. Full story...
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Heat, Thunder dream series for meteorologists

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video While Lebron James and Kevin Durant will battle it out on the court, it's too tough to pick who will win that battle. But what if it was a battle of Mother Nature's own, and thunder was actually up against heat in a weather war of epic proportions? Full story...
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New hurricane center head turned fear into career

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Hurricanes used to frighten the National Hurricane Center's new director when he was growing up in Florida and Texas. Full story...
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Explore With George: Summer Outlook

Well the official start of summer is just around the corner... the solstice occurs on Wednesday June 20-th to be exact. George Elliott has a preview of what he feels mother nature has in store for us this summer.

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North Carolina drought free

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North Carolina is finally drought free. The Drought Management Advisory Council says no part of the state is experiencing drought conditions. That's the first time that's happened in nearly two years. Full story...
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NWS radar back up and running, upgrade complete

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The upgrade to the National Weather Service's Shallotte radar site was finished Thursday morning. The radar is now up and running again, meaning meteorologists will not have to rely on surrounding radars to monitor storms. Full story...
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With delay in sunscreen regulations, expert offers advice for sun lovers

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video Last year the FDA made new rules for sunscreen makers. But an extension on compliance means many sunscreens still boast protections that may not be enough. We checked with a dermatologist to find out what you should be looking for before soaking in some rays. Full story...
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Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight

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video If somebody had asked you a few days ago if you were excited about the "Transit of Venus," chances are you'd give them a funny look. It's an opportunity none of us will have again in our lifetime, and it's a sight that is truly out of this world. Full story...
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