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  • Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

    Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:16 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-02-22 14:37:48 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sarianto). School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 fe...(AP Photo/Sarianto). School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Rumbling Mount Sinabung on the Indonesian island of Sumatra has shot billowing columns of ash more than 5,000 meters (16,400 fe...
    Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit.More >>
    Volcanologists say the eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also "completely annihilated" the mountain's summit.More >>
  • 2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

    2 bears burned in California wildfire spotted in the wild

    Sunday, February 18 2018 2:11 PM EST2018-02-18 19:11:28 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-02-22 14:37:44 GMT
    (California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File). FILE - This Jan. 2018 file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a bear, injured in a wildfire, resting with its badly burned paws wrapped in fish skin - tilapi...(California Department of Fish and Wildlife via AP, File). FILE - This Jan. 2018 file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a bear, injured in a wildfire, resting with its badly burned paws wrapped in fish skin - tilapi...
    Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild.More >>
    Two female bears badly burned in a Southern California wildfire are settling back into their home in the wild.More >>
  • Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

    Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rights

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:01 AM EST2018-02-20 07:01:58 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-02-22 14:37:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File). FILE - This Sept. 3, 2015, file photo shows a dried-out lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, with a sign explaining that irrigation has been shut off due to the ongoing drought. California water managers will vote Tuesday, Feb. 20, ...(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File). FILE - This Sept. 3, 2015, file photo shows a dried-out lawn at Los Angeles City Hall, with a sign explaining that irrigation has been shut off due to the ongoing drought. California water managers will vote Tuesday, Feb. 20, ...

    The restrictions would include prohibitions on watering lawns so much that the water flows into the street, using a hose to wash down sidewalks, or using a hose without an automatic shut-off nozzle to wash cars.

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    The restrictions would include prohibitions on watering lawns so much that the water flows into the street, using a hose to wash down sidewalks, or using a hose without an automatic shut-off nozzle to wash cars.

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  • Wilmington man wins wildlife photo competition

    Wilmington man wins wildlife photo competition

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:52 AM EST2018-02-22 14:52:41 GMT
    A Wilmington man's aerial shot of salt marsh in New Hanover County was the grand prize winner in the the Wildlife in North Carolina photo contest. (Source: Kevin Nestvogel))A Wilmington man's aerial shot of salt marsh in New Hanover County was the grand prize winner in the the Wildlife in North Carolina photo contest. (Source: Kevin Nestvogel))

    A Wilmington man's aerial shot of salt marsh in New Hanover County was the grand prize winner in the the Wildlife in North Carolina photo contest.

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    A Wilmington man's aerial shot of salt marsh in New Hanover County was the grand prize winner in the the Wildlife in North Carolina photo contest.

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  • Gary Shipman, local attorney, considering run for state House

    Gary Shipman, local attorney, considering run for state House

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:25 AM EST2018-02-22 14:25:36 GMT

    Wilmington attorney Gary Shipman says he's considering running for NC House District 20, a seat currently held by Holly Grange. Grange, a republican, is seeking re-election. 

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    Wilmington attorney Gary Shipman says he's considering running for NC House District 20, a seat currently held by Holly Grange. Grange, a republican, is seeking re-election. 

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  • First Alert Forecast: more record highs possible

    First Alert Forecast: more record highs possible

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:52 AM EST2018-02-22 11:52:13 GMT
    Sun intervals and south breezes will team-up to, yet again, propel temperatures to record or near-record highs Thursday. (Source: WECT)Sun intervals and south breezes will team-up to, yet again, propel temperatures to record or near-record highs Thursday. (Source: WECT)

    An extraordinarily strong ridge of high pressure will continue promote low rain chances and exceptionally warm temperatures across the Cape Fear Region from Thursday through the weekend. A cold front will introduce changes by early next week.

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    An extraordinarily strong ridge of high pressure will continue promote low rain chances and exceptionally warm temperatures across the Cape Fear Region from Thursday through the weekend. A cold front will introduce changes by early next week.

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