The Charlotte Observer reports nine sharks tagged by the ocean data-gathering organization OCEARCH have appeared near the coast in a five-day span, including two that are about 12 feet (3.66 meters) long.
Firefighters from Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Wilmington Fire Departments took off from Air Wilmington Monday morning, heading to the Bahamas in an effort to help the recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian.
Early October features average high temperatures near 80 degrees but a strong high pressure ridge will continue to bring readings well above that baseline: mainly upper 80s Tuesday, near 90 Wednesday, and lower 90s Thursday.
Across the Cape Fear Region today, non-Dorian-related showers and storms will dot the radar map and, occasionally, they may chase you inside. And in the surf, an enhanced rip current risk should keep you from being as bold as usual.