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$9M dredging project getting Wrightsville Beach ready for summer, hurricane season

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videoBeaches are a huge economic engine for our area, but they need constant maintenance and repair. Today we got a look at how that happens. Full story...
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Queen's Coronation kicks of 67th Annual NC Azalea Festival

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video For the first time in five years, the Azalea Festival Queen's Coronation will move inside because of the threat of weather. With rain this morning and the possibility of more throughout the day, festival organizers decided this morning to move the event that officially opens the 67th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival inside the Wilmington Convention Center Full story...
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STORMTRACK3: Tornado reported in eastern NC

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Severe thunderstorms will be possible for a few more hours. Full story...
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2 homes destroyed, more damaged by NC storm

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Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Full story...
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Fire investigators: Lightning strike sparked fire at Southport home

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Fire investigators say a lightning strike hit a Southport home early this morning, sparking flames that eventually destroyed the house. Full story...
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Long, cold winter could mean especially bad allergy season

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videoThat light yellow dusting on your windshield is a sure sign spring is here, and so is allergy season. This year it could be worse than usual. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City, county look to work together on future storm clean-up

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video New Hanover County has told the City of Wilmington it will not help foot some of the city's bill to clean up from February's ice storm. But could the mess be a spark for county-city cooperation? Full story...
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Weather service confirms tornado in 2 NC towns

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The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado hit two Wake County towns. The storm caused some roof and window damage, but no injuries were reported. Full story...
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CoCoRaHS gives weather fans chance to chip in

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videoHurricanes, storms and stubborn, pesky drizzle are all too familiar events here in North Carolina. Meteorologists often track these things with radar and automatic gauges, but are on the look-out for something, or someone, else. You! Full story...
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City forgot debris in backyards after ice storms; clean-up will cost twice as much

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videoThe cost to clean up debris from last month's ice storm will cost the City of Wilmington more than twice as much as expected. According to a news release, the city has doubled its estimate of how much debris needs to be picked up. Full story...
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Latest winter storm leaving mark on area beaches

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videoFour consecutive days of wind and rain have taken a toll on area beaches. The force of Mother Nature is in full effect as the storm surge has pushed in sweeping about two to three feet of sand out to sea from Kure Beach. Full story...
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Weather delays pick-up of debris from ice storm

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videoThe latest winter storm has delayed clean-up of debris left behind by last month's ice storm. Officials want folks to be patient with the process. Full story...
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2 years later, Congress poised to undo flood law

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Lawmakers are poised to undo many of the changes in a bill to overhaul the federal flood insurance program after homeowners in flood-prone areas complained about sharp increases in their premiums. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Baptist Church finishes restoration of damaged buildings

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videoNearly three years ago, a string of deadly tornadoes tore through Bladen County leaving the Elizabethtown Baptist Church in shambles. Since then, the church has worked hard to rebuild, and now renovations are complete. Full story...
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Cold front brings severe weather, but quiet conditions return for weekend

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A fast-moving cold front brought severe weather to several counties Friday afternoon. Full story...
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