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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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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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