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Archive for August, 2012

17 sea turtles released on NC coast

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

ATLANTIC BEACH, NC (AP) — Seventeen young sea turtles have been released in the waters of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast with the help of the Coast Guard.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports the turtles were taken to sea Wednesday off Atlantic Beach.

Five of the turtles had been rehabilitated at the North Carolina Aquarium and one had been treated at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center.

The other 11 turtles were had spent some time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where scientists were studying the swimming patterns of turtles in relation to magnetic fields.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New UNCW funding plan emphasizes graduating

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Performance-based funding model is being put into place across the UNC system.

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Isaac still weak; could intensify tonight

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Isaac is just a weak tropical storm this morning, and is undergoing some re-organization. Even so, the storm is over extremely warm water with favorable winds that should allow for intensification over the next 2 days.

By tomorrow night, the storm will approach the Dominican Republic. This will be a key phase for the storm as the tall mountains of the island could possibly dramatically weaken, or even destroy Isaac. 

Is Isaac makes it through the islands alright, the storm will then near southern Florida by Sunday. No threats to us this weekend.

Computer model solutions still remain highly varied beyond Monday, with some models suggesting a track into the Gulf of Mexico, or the east or west coast of Florida. The latest trends have been favoring a western track, but we are remaining cautious until the storm makes it through Hispaniola. We’re not in the clear just yet. It should be noted that history does not support an eastern Gulf track. 

Continue to track the daily progress with the StormTrack 3 Weather Team. This is a good time to revisit your hurricane plan and make sure you are ready for any potential threats as we near the heart of hurricane season. 

You can always see up-to-the-minute forecasts from the StormTrack 3 Weather Team at Hurricanes 101, and catch a full Tropical Video Update

Meteorologist Tim Buckley




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Hello, Joyce – Another storm named in Atlantic

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Joyce is still trailing behind Isaac but most likely won’t end up following him for much longer.

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Shooting victim found on Campbell Street

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

A 911 call led them to 1107-1109 Campbell St., and the male victim was taken to NHRMC

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