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UNCW issues tornado warning despite no reported touchdowns
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 10:34pm.

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.

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New Red Cross mobile app aims to help before, during, after hurricane
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 10:48am.

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.

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STORMTRACK 3: Scattered storms pop up across the area
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sun, 07/29/2012 - 3:49pm.

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.

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Extreme heat pushes Progress Energy to demand record
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 4:06pm.

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.

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Teen volunteers battle heat to finish week of service
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 3:23pm.

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.

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Charlotte mall stores closed longer than expected
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 7:44am.

Some stores in a Charlotte mall will remain closed longer than expected after flooding damage last week.

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Charlotte mall to reopen Tuesday after flooding
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:16am.

Officials at a Charlotte mall expect to reopen after flooding rains from last week.

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National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 4:12pm.

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.

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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 12:00pm.

A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.

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