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Dredging project aims to fix damage from Hurricane Irene

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video With all the jobs in our area that rely on the beaches and waterways, dredging is a big deal. The Army Corps of Engineers just received hurricane supplement money to start restoring channels damaged during Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line

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Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed. Full story...
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NASA reschedules Virginia suborbital rocket launches

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Bad weather has prompted NASA to reschedule the launch of five rockets from its Wallops Facility in Virginia. The rockets are part of a study of the upper-level jet stream. Full story...
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Warm Wilmington winter wasn't as warm as you might think

Now that we're officially into spring, we can look back at the winter season. Of course, it was really more of a winter that wasn't. It was technically still winter, but throughout the cooler months we kept waiting for the winter wallop that never came. Instead, it was warm, dry and way different than last year.

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Warm Wilmington winter wasn't as warm as you might think

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video Now that we're officially into spring, we can look back at the winter season. Of course, it was really more of a winter that wasn't. It was technically still winter, but throughout the cooler months we kept waiting for the winter wallop that never came. Instead, it was warm, dry and way different than last year. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe weather reported Monday

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A fast moving system sparked a few severe thunderstorms in southeastern NC Monday. Full story...
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Sheriff: Missing balloon pilot's body found

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A sheriff says searchers have found the body of a hot-air balloon pilot who went missing after he was hit by a thunderstorm in Georgia. Full story...
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Warm weather means early bloom for many businesses

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video With the temperatures in the 70s and, in some cases, the 80s, people say spring arrived with daylight saving. But some local businesses say the hour they lost is not the only thing throwing off their business plan. Full story...
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Now's the time to prepare as severe weather season starts

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videoWe've seen far too many reminders recently that severe weather can strike at any time. But even as lead times for tornado warnings have improved greatly, disasters still occur, both across the country and here at home. The problem is not that there's no warning, it's that people are not heeding or often times even hearing the warning, especially at night. Full story...
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Hurricane Center chief predicts longer forecasts

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The director of the National Hurricane Center expects the agency soon will be able to project storm positions a week ahead of time. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary back open tomorrow on two-hour delay

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Eaton Elementary will reopen tomorrow after water damage forced it to close today. Students will be on a two-hour delay, according to New Hanover County Schools. Teachers and staff should report at normal times. Full story...
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Cherokee County assesses tornado damage

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Cherokee County officials continue to assess the damage from a tornado that destroyed businesses and homes but injured no one. Full story...
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'Miracle babies' to return home as tornado cleanup begins

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A North Carolina family says three children were ripped from their beds by a tornado, throwing one about 100 feet away along a fence lining a highway. All have been released from hospitals and are back with relatives. Full story...
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Severe storm injures at least 5 in NC

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At least five people are injured, and officials are surveying damage as the National Weather Service confirmed that tornadoes struck Mecklenburg and Cherokee counties. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Powerful storm system brings rain to the area

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The same storm system that ripped through the country and spawned dozens of tornadoes is fortunately weakening as it passes over our area. Full story...
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