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Buggy and muggy: Warm weather keeps insects around longer than usual

Temperatures around the Cape Fear have been well above average most of this month, but the thermometer isn't the only thing running higher than it should be this time of year.

Eta expected to be hurricane and strike Florida Keys

A strengthening Tropical Storm Eta cut across Cuba on Sunday, and forecasters say it's likely to be a hurricane before hitting the Florida Keys Sunday night or Monday.

Local meteorologist deployed to give forecasts for firefighters fighting wildfires

A local meteorologist is currently deployed out west to provide weather forecasts for firefighters fighting the wildfires in Colorado.

Hurricane Eta slams into Nicaragua, grinds inland

The heart of powerful Hurricane Eta has moved ashore in Nicaragua with devastating winds and rains that had already destroyed rooftops and caused rivers to overflow.

Fast-growing hurricane threatens flooding in Central America

Hurricane Eta has erupted quickly into a potentially catastrophic major hurricane as it heads for Central America, and forecasters are warning of massive massive flooding and landslides across a vulnerable region.

Rock slide and fallen trees shut parts of Blue Ridge Parkway

A rock slide and fallen trees caused by Tropical Storm Zeta have closed portions of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway.

Rare ‘blue moon’ will light up the Halloween night sky

Between a once-in-a-lifetime comet and a near-miss with an extremely close asteroid, 2020 has been a strange year for outer space.

Hurricane Zeta crashes onshore in storm-weary Louisiana

Workers have closed one of the last floodgates surrounding New Orleans ahead of landfall by Hurricane Zeta, which has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana.

Moon may hold frozen water in more places than suspected

Scientists say the moon's shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected.

Tropical system to bring swell, higher rip current risk along NC coast

A new tropical storm has formed over the central Atlantic, the latest in a very active hurricane season.

North Carolina family describes close call with tornado

A drive home turned dangerous for a North Carolina family over the weekend.

Hurricane Delta now Category 4, roars at Mexico’s Yucatan

Hurricane Delta is getting bigger fast and speeding up as it takes aim at Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

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Brunswick County holds swearing in ceremony for new school board members

New school board members were sworn in on Wednesday in Brunswick County. 

Lon Adams, Slim Jim jerky recipe creator, dies of COVID-19

Alonzo “Lon” T. Adams II, the man who created the formula for Slim Jim beef jerky sticks, has died from complications of COVID-19.

VIDEO: Four otters settle into permanent home at NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has some new permanent residents, and they are quite adorable.

Starbucks offering free coffee to frontline workers this month

First responders and health care workers can pickup a free cup of Starbucks coffee for the entire month of December, the coffee chain announced on Tuesday.