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Heavy rains shut down roads in Brunswick County

Heavy rain pounded the Cape Fear on Friday with some areas seeing nearly seven inches of precipitation in 24 hours. The large amount in a short period of time caused select roads in Brunswick County to be impassable to drivers with water flowing across. 

Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

Denny Hamlin won NASCAR’s first Wednesday race since 1984 when rain stopped the event with 20 laps remaining at Darlington Raceway.

Hundreds without power as strong storms move through Cape Fear

Hundreds of people are without power Thursday morning in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties as strong winds and storms move through the area. 

Soggy move-in day for Seahawks Saturday

Good luck Kira and all students returning to the classroom this semester. 

Tropical Storm Barry forms in Gulf, could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Barry formed off the coast of Louisiana on Thursday and threatened to blow ashore as a hurricane with drenching rains that could test the flood-control improvements made in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina 14 years ago.

Brunswick County lifts burn ban for unincorporated areas

After a lot of rain the past week, the burn ban is over in Brunswick County.

Southeastern NC under ‘moderate drought’ as rain chances improve

The U.S. Drought Monitor says a portion of North Carolina is under "moderate drought," but relief could be on the way.

Rainy forecast forces Whiteville High graduation inside Saturday with limited tickets

Despite the region still being in a moderate drought, the threat of rain this weekend is forcing an area high school to change the location for graduation.

Most of southeastern NC now in moderate drought

As record-high temperatures and dry conditions continue across the region, southeastern North Carolina is now in a moderate drought.

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American Airlines cancels hundreds of flights amid staffing, maintenance issues

Hundreds of American Airlines flights have been canceled this weekend and Monday because of significant staffing and maintenance issues.

1 killed and 5 wounded in shooting in Oakland; motive sought

A 22-year-old man was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting in Oakland near the city’s Juneteenth celebration, though it wasn't known whether the violence was connected with the event, police said.

8 kids in youth van among the 13 lives lost to Claudette

Eight children in a van from a youth ranch for abused or neglected children were killed in a fiery multi-vehicle crash on a wet interstate over the weekend — the most devastating blow from a tropical depression that claimed a total of 13 lives in Alabama.

Pender County Sheriff’s Office searching for ‘extremely dangerous’ murder suspect

The Pender County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for allegedly murdering his estranged girlfriend.