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        Damage is one of the ways scientists determine the strength of a tornado.

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        Damage is one of the ways scientists determine the strength of a tornado.

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      • April 27th: Five Years Later

        April 27th: Five Years Later

        On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

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        On April 27, 2011, many cities in Alabama were devastated by a series of tornadoes. According to the SPC and EMA, 238 people were killed that day in Alabama.

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        Tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, flooding, severe weather and other natural disasters throughout the country and worldwide.

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        Tornadoes, blizzards, wildfires, flooding, severe weather and other natural disasters throughout the country and worldwide.

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        Check out these slideshows and more from weather events around the world.

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        Check out these slideshows from weather events and natural disasters around the world.

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        Flooding does more than just make things wet - it's potentially deadly and causes widespread destruction that can take years to recover from.

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        Dry weather and windy conditions are the perfect storm for wild fires, which cause wide-spread destruction leaving nothing but ashes in their wake.

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        Dry weather and windy conditions are the perfect storm for wild fires, which cause wide-spread destruction leaving nothing but ashes in their wake.

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      • Physicians, families affected by childhood cancer hope for more funds for research

        Physicians, families affected by childhood cancer hope for more funds for research

        Thursday, September 21 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:50:52 GMT
        Lin Carter and his daughter, Noelle, pose for a photo while she received cancer treatments in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Photo from Carter Family.Lin Carter and his daughter, Noelle, pose for a photo while she received cancer treatments in Houston, Texas earlier this year. Photo from Carter Family.

        September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a disease that affects thousands of children in the U.S. each year, but the good news is that more and more children are surviving cancer.  

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        September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a disease that affects thousands of children in the U.S. each year, but the good news is that more and more children are surviving cancer.  

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      • Lumberton Police Chief not reappointed

        Lumberton Police Chief not reappointed

        Thursday, September 21 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:50:20 GMT
        Lumberton has a new Alderman after a special election was held. Photo credit: WDAMLumberton has a new Alderman after a special election was held. Photo credit: WDAM

        Alderman in the city of Lumberton voted unanimously to not reappoint Police Chief Elsie Cowart. According to Alderman Jonathan Griffith, the alderman voted 5-0 to override the mayor’s previous veto to keep Cowart during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith said Shane Flynn was appointed as the new police chief. Cowart was police chief since 2012. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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        Alderman in the city of Lumberton voted unanimously to not reappoint Police Chief Elsie Cowart. According to Alderman Jonathan Griffith, the alderman voted 5-0 to override the mayor’s previous veto to keep Cowart during a Tuesday night special called meeting. Griffith said Shane Flynn was appointed as the new police chief. Cowart was police chief since 2012. Copyright WDAM 2017. All rights reserved. 

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      • Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

        Perry Central, Taylorsville to meet in battle of Class 2A unbeatens

        Thursday, September 21 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-09-22 00:51:05 GMT
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        Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
        Chip Bilderback and Chuck Robertson were once fellow assistant coaches and remain good friends these days. Friday night, the two will lead their respective undefeated high school teams onto the football field ion New Augusta for a Class 2A showdown. “We both coached together at Jones (County Junior College), and we’ve had a good time with it this week,” said Robertson, Taylorsville High School’s head coach. “We’ve given each other a hard time with...More >>
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