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Heavy rain causing flooding, closures on roads in Brunswick County

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is warning drivers of flooding on roads from heavy rain Thursday. 

Bladen County Schools closing early due to flooding

Bladen County Schools is releasing students early today due to road closures and flooding.

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.

North Carolina family describes close call with tornado

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

Wilmington Fire Department: Lightning strike sparks house fires

Strong storms Saturday afternoon produced lots of lightning which was the cause of two fires at two Wilmington homes.

Ocean Isle Beach faces an uphill climb after week of devastation

Residents of Ocean Isle Beach are heartbroken after days worth of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaias. Overnight on Thursday more fires popped up across the Island, adding to the toll of nearly 10 homes that have been burnt to the ground.

National Weather Service confirms at least 3 tornadoes in Brunswick Co.

The National Weather Service has confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in Brunswick County as Hurricane Isaias passed through the Cape Fear. 

EF1 tornado causes damage after touching down near Belville

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF1 tornado hit parts of Belville and Leland on Monday night. The tornado formed in an outer band of Hurricane Isaias, snapping approximately 100 trees and damaging homes. 

Tropical Storm Isaias nears Florida before heading for the Carolinas

Tropical storm watches and warnings now stretch from Florida to parts of the southern New England coast as Tropical Storm Isaias hovers off the Florida coast.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.