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Hurricane Irene leads to at least 26 deaths

Hurricane Irene led to the deaths of at least 26 people in eight states, including six in North Carolina.

Crews find body of man who went into river during Irene

Search crews have found the body of a man who wound up in the Northeast Cape Fear River early Saturday during Hurricane Irene. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says crews found the body of Melton Robinson, Jr., in the river just before 4 p.m. Sunday.

UPDATE: Body Recovered in Cape Fear River

video Hurricane Irene may have claimed a life in North Carolina. Crews have continued their search for 27-year-old Melton Robinson in the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne. Earlier Saturday morning the search had to be postponed because of the poor conditions caused by Hurricane Irene.

Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel.

UPDATE: Police release name of man who drowned in Waterford pond

Leland police have released the name of the man who drowned in a retention pond.

3 men drown at NC beaches; rip currents blamed

Rip tides appear to have caused the drownings of three men in two days in separate incidents at North Carolina beaches.

19-year-old drowns at Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer says Geoffrey Okinyi and two other men were on an intertube when a wave flipped them over. Younginer says the men did not know how to swim. He says two of the men got help back to the beach where they told a lifeguard about their missing friend.

Body of swimmer found near Leland

Leland Police say crews have found the body of a swimmer who apparently drowned over the weekend.

Man drowns in Wayne county pond

Authorities say a man has drowned in a private pond at in Wayne County. Officials are releasing few details about Saturday's death at Busco Beach near Goldsboro, but Busco Beach owner Jack Bennett said the victim was a camper at his private park.

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Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

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Dogs say “I do” for a good cause in Sunset Beach

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Counties reach 50% turn out during early voting, expect to surpass 2016 numbers

There are still three full days left of early voting, but we're seeing turnout across the state far surpassing numbers in years past. Counties in the Cape Fear are already reaching the 50% mark of ballots cast.