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Staying safe in summer heat

videoUnseasonably hot with more heat on the way. People doing everything from running to lounging in the shade and they had one goal in common: beating the heat. Tips to remember when temperatures rise are to keep yourself hydrated, stay in the shade, and wear sunscreen.

Weekend rain not enough to lift water restrictions

The weekend rain wasn't enough to lift the water restrictions in parts of New Hanover County. The county's mandatory water restriction has been in place since last week, but still, people are unsure of how it affects them.

Wrightsville Beach prepares coastal warning flags

The Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard is prepared for hurricane season. To help get the message out, in the event of a storm, the coast guard has installed a flag warning system.

75 percent of North Carolina under drought

More than three quarters of North Carolina is now under drought conditions, and several western counties are extremely dry.

Easley: N.C. National Guard could handle Category 3 hurricane

Although he's complained that the North Carolina National Guard is stretched too thin, Governor Easley says he's comfortable that the state could respond to a major hurricane strike.

Forecasters tell coastal areas to expect busy hurricane season

Government forecasts expect a busier than normal hurricane season this year. National Weather Service forecasters say they expect between 13 and 17 tropical storms, with seven to ten of them becoming hurricanes.

State officials begin campaign against coastal sandbags

State regulators are seeking a court order to force a Kure Beach condominium complex to remove sandbags that have protected the facility since 1985.

Erosion from storms threatens N.C. beaches

The coastal storm churning the ocean along North Carolina's southern coast has left some beaches badly eroded. And dozens of oceanfront buildings are now at risk.

NOAA Emergency Alert Radios: A Simple Investment That Could Save Your Life

Whenever we think about storm supplies, we usually think about batteries, flashlights, or canned food. But there's at least one item that is sometimes overlooked- the NOAA Emergency Alert Radio.

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