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Hurricane Sandy batters NC coast

Heavy downpours and dangerous winds are wreaking havoc on the North Carolina coast.

Channel 9 reporter Ken Lemon has been on the coast since Friday covering Hurricane Sandy’s impact as the storm passed by out in the ocean.

With Sandy poised to make a direct hit on New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday issued a typically blunt warning to those thinking of riding it out in low-lying coastal areas: "Don't be stupid. Get out."

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Snow falls in NC mountains


Snow has fallen overnight in the mountains of North Carolina. An inch or two has fallen, covering the ground in Banner Elk.

Avery County Schools has closed Monday because strong winds are blowing around the snow that has fallen.

More snow is expected Monday night.

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Car of missing teens found submerged in SC river

While searching for two missing Catawba County teenagers, volunteers found two teenage bodies in a car submerged in a river in Kershaw County, S.C.

Sheriff deputies confirmed it was Jake Ziegler,18, and Ray Pierce, 17, inside the car.

The two teens  left two weeks ago to go to Myrtle Beach. The car was found after 4 p.m. Sunday along Interstate 20.

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UNC student from Charlotte found dead

A family in Myers Park is mourning the death of their son, just months after he left home for college.

David Shannon, 18, was a first-year student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death as many in the Myers Park community remember the young man who graduated from Myers Park High School in May.

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Experienced skydiver dies in SC


Police have not released the name of the skydiver killed after taking a  "hard landing" in South Carolina Sunday.

The Rock Hill Herald reported the man is credited with more than 1,000 plane jumps.

The manager of the company that coordinated the jump said the man’s equipment was functioning properly.

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