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c1 now on fox 50, hurricane matthew heading up the east coast. >> meterologist elizabeth gardner tells us how much rain we could see. and it's more thank you for joining us. i'm bill leslie. >> and i'm lena tillett. we'll get to elizabeth in just a bit but first, a look at some of the school systems releasing early because of hurricane matthew. you can find the full list scrolling at the bottom of the screen. but first cumberland county closing 2 hours early, harnett county, hoke closing 2 hours early, and sampson county schools closing two hours early. >> you can find the full list
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any time on wral.com but right now we want to know what elizabeth thinks of all this. >> boy, we do. this is so interesting. this storm has been affected so much by the steering currents in the upper levels of the atmosphere and sometimes, it's cut and dried. but in this case, there has been a lot of moving parts, and we are trying to figure out which one will affect us, and even now, the track of the storm has shifted and in this case, potentially shifting back closer to north carolina. this is a look at the the storm, and we get a new track update at the top of the hour and little has changed, moving northeast at 14 miles per hour and coming past cape canaveral with reports of 107 wind gusts, 101 miles per hour for the wind gusts in cape canaveral and strong winds stretching across a good bit of florida. taking over the satellite
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goes. it will continue to hug the coast of george -- georgia and south carolina. and here is the forecast track, closer to the coast of north carolina saturday night into sunday morning. we'll drill down on that more closely and zoom in in a couple of minutes. here's a look at the zoomed-in version here. the eye of the storm only 10 miles off cape canaveral right now, so they are feeling the worst of it. around here, we're looking at heavy rain potential, 5 to 10" and a flash flood watch for the southern part of the viewing area until sunday, and we'll see rain this morning and on and off through the day today and a high of 73 and bryan , with this kind of rain we see accidents. have we seen any? we haven't had anything major, a couple of minor
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in the last bit on i-40 in durham county. let's take you out there. not seeing any evidence of the crash but there was a reported incident here earlier. it doesn't look like i-40 was affected by that at all. but here is another situation i- 40 in johnton county at the clayton bypass, what appears to be a disabled vehicle, and not see anything issues whatever on 540. here is a look at the driveheim heading into, 16 minutes, 6 minutes from wade out to i-540. >> bryan, thank you very much. and we are getting into the newsroom at the damage from florida, melbourne, florida
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buffeted strongly. >> and this incredible video showing a reporter blown away by the hurricane's winds. she is still reporting. kudos to her to get people the information they need but she has to hold on to a tree to be able to stand up there safely. obviously, we want all of these reporters and everyone on the field to remain safe. hurricane matthew is a category 3 storm and still packs a serious >> we're getting estimated of 340,000 power customers without power and it's still a massive storm. we're still awaiting confirmation on landfall in florida. jay gray reports up the coast at daytona beach. >> reporter: moving along the florida coast, matthew is in many areas overwhelming. >> starting to see the impacts. it's a monster. >> reporter: violent wind, sheets of rain, and a growing surf with the potential in some
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feet. >> i am begging you at this point to understand the seriousness of this storm. those types of storm surges, that is not something you want to get caught up in. >> reporter: electricity has become a luxury for many in the strike zone. tens of thousands have lost power and that number's expected to grow. more than 11 million along the east coast are currently under a hurricane warning. airports, closed. businesses boarded up and shelters filling up. >> like i've been in it can get. >> reporter: bad now and likely will get worse. emergency officials say the storm is an extreme threat to life and property and warn that the impact am be devastating to catastrophic in areas with as many as 10 million possibly losing power for weeks. the extreme conditions in florida a warning for those in georgia, north and south carolina as matthew continues
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beach. people along our coast in north carolina are doing all they can to prepare for matthew's arrival. wral's leyla santiago joins us live from wrightsville beach. leyla? >> reporter: lena and bill, rain is coming down and it's very windy, and you can see how things sway because of the wind that we have seen this morning and now that the sun has come up, i want to turn around and bring you over to the see how choppy it is given the winds that we're seeing here on wrightsville beach this morning and here's something that will put it in perspective. this from the national weather of service, hurricane matthew could set new local records for the wettest 40-day period in history for wilmington, potentially beating floyd and last october's flood. so that is really putting in perspective how much wind and
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next to new days. so emergency management officials have declared many in the area a state of emergency and calling for voluntary evacuations for surf city and brunswick county and we are talking movement of people as officials are making sure priorities such as special needs will have arrangements for transportation. we'll be out here and monitor the situation and bring you updates as they occur. >> thanks, leyla. as elizabeth gardner told us earlier, the area where leyla is right now, wrightsville beach, wilmington could see as much as 15" of rain which could be a devastating blow to the port city area. you can keep up on the storm's
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have -- interactive tracker. the florida governor is saying that the impact could be deadly. >> see how the hurricane force winds impact your body. >> and we have the satellite
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of course, all eyes are on hurricane matthew as we track
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as right now it's pounding cape canaveral. nasa scientist dr. scott brown joins me not from there but 1 of our best tools are the satellite pictures. thank you for being with us, and tell me. we are getting word of 107, 101- mile per across cape canaveral, the launch pad. what is that do there in cape canaveral? >> a lot of the satellites are there, the other facilities expected it closed down the base and they have people on site to monitor the situation and deal with issues that come up. fortunately, the center has remained offshore, so we are not getting the worst of the
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bad as what we feared last night. >> reporter: that's good to hear, definitely. and i know you use satellite to help to determine the strength of the storms. how does that work, exactly? >> nasa has a variety of satellites to measure the earth's atmosphere and one of the most important one is the hurricane that measure the global position measurement, the gpm. you can see the heavy rainfall near the center in and in the outer rainbands, and we can use some of the information to get clues about whether or not a storm's likely to intensify or weaken depending on how it interacts in the environment and in the core. >> reporter: and you pass that information along to the national hurricane center? >> we make that data freely available in near realtime to any user. our data is put online. typically, the naval research
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website so users like the national hurricane center can have access as quickly as possible. >> reporter: in north carolina, the big thing will be rainfall and satellites can measuring rainfall. we typically think of radar for that purpose. >> yeah. so the gpm satellite has a radar on it, and it has another instrument called a microwave imager that is able to map out over a position of the storm. the gpm is a linchpin of regional satellites that provide information on the rainfall accumulation and storms to especially measure rainfall in areas that don't have radar like in haiti. we got an order of 20" of rain during the passage of matthew. >> reporter: dr. braun, all of that is really, really important and so relevant to what is happening. thank you for taking the time
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appreciate all that you do in nasa. bill and lena? >> excellent information, elizabeth, thank you so much. investigators release new information on a deadly commuter train crash. >> the sequence of event that is unfolded before the crash. >> the sequence of event that is unfolded before the crash. >> and but i spent my whole life fighting back. so you can imagine what i thought when i saw donald trump say... "i don't know what i said, ah, i don't remember!" "that reporter he is talking about suffers from a chronic condition that impairs movement of his arms." i don't want a president who makes fun of me. i want a president who inspires me, and that's not donald trump.
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7:16, and, gosh, we're all talking about hurricane matthew and not only the affects in haiti and florida but in the carolinas. >> and cape canaveral, seeing the images, the wind and rain, they are getting pounded.
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because of the center of the storm. it's maybe 10 miles offshore and this is a live view of daytona beach. >> yeah. >> and this is just north of cape canaveral. and it's worse than this at cape canaveral but you can see the storm surge happening. just incredible, and very strong winds. one thing as this storm continues to trek northward t will gradually weaken. it's as strong as it will be as it heads up to south carolina and north carolina, get weaker. let's go to that radar picture of what's happening around cape canaveral. we have it zoomed in nice and tight and there is a heavy rainband swinging around almost through cape canaveral, and i will get over there and point that out, right here, cape canaveral sticking out, and literally, the center of the storm is 10 miles at best from cape canaveral. and because this sticks out
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spot in terms of wind. it has the most wind damage. in terms of rain t won't matter so much why you are. why -- where you are. heavy rain even on the west coast of the florida with tropical storm-force wind there is. but in the last 30 to 45 minutes we've had reports of wind gusts at 107, 101 miles per hour, so they're really feeling it. and the true eyewa right on top of folks there. as it continues towards daytona beach, it will hug the coast and may not move away from shore any more than it is as it continues to move up north. and you can see the storm spinning and the rain, really the rainbands extending up to south carolina now. and this over north carolina, not technically the rainbands from matthew but certainly, it's pushing moisture from the atlantic into north carolina
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we'll continue to have rain on and off through now and sunday morning. this is typical as the hurricane is ahead of it, and that's critical to north carolina. if most of the rain with the storm were south of the center, we would have much less to worry about but it's pushing the rain ahead of it, and the center isn't likely to make landfall in north carolina but we'll feel the brunt of the heavy rain and look how close the center does get to us. the gpm 60 miles per hour off the coast of north carolina with all the rain pushing in. winds will probably not be a huge deal even though we'll have patchy power outages. tropical storm warning in effect for the wilmington area now and here's a look at futurecast. watch what futurecast does with the center of the storm. it brings it to south carolina and follow long with me as it continues to move and it really
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carolina. that's one of the computer models. a lot of them are trending in that direction, so 5 to 10" of rain from raleigh southward to raleigh northward, looking at 3 to 5" of rain and here's more specifics on what we're expecting for impact, 10 to 15" of rain, and winds gusting at 50 to 60 miles per hour with the center coming a little closer. 5 to 7" from elizabeth city cape hatteras and in our area, 2 to 5" of rain and critical here, down south, 4 to 7" and it could be more than that. this morning, it's raining and you'll run into messy conditions on the roads and we'll get into the heavy rainbands on saturday. 73 today and temperatures in the upper 60s on saturday and sunday and we'll likely have rain on sunday morning and then start to see clearing. coming up in half an hour, we'll talk more about the winds
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chances are of power outages. bryan mims in for brian shrader and i have a feeling as we get into the 7:00 hour we'll have bad conditions. well, we have a few accidents on the map, nothing serious and wet roads and elizabeth's right. we probably will see more problems in the next hour to hour and a half and i have an accident on highway 54 at william moore and hillsboro western parkway but it doesn't appear from the sensors that any traffic is backed up because of those accidents. here's a look at i-40 out of johnston county, the i-40 and clayton bypass and jones sausage road, building of traffic westbound 15 minutes from highway 42 to 440 and i-40 to lake wheeler road, not too many delays this morning. back to you.
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7:26. i'm bill leslie with our top stories. testimony continues in the chandler kania trial in hillsboro. the medical examiner testified that the three victims died from injuries of the crash and a friend testified that kania fought them off when they tried to prevent him from driving that day. the city of fayetteville is preparing for hurricane matthew. the charities wanted to help the homeless and are working
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provide shelter and meals for them tomorrow if needed. rain could be the big issue in north carolina. here is elizabeth. raining right now as a matter of fact. you can see the showers on the skycam in raleigh. rain becomes very heavy saturday and flooding is a possibility. we could see 5 to 10" of rain in parts of the viewing area. here's a look at your futurecast as we head through the day today. notice the showers will continue on and off today and it may not but we really get into the heavier rain on saturday. expect highs of 73, and a very rainy and windy day saturday and winds gusting up to 30 myers 30 -- miles per hour and 50 miles per hour around goldsboro. with the rain we are seeing this morning, bryan, seeing accidents because of that? we are seeing them pop up. look at the map. they are popping up every
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like. glenwood avenue at i-440 causing a backup on glenwood. not as bad as it was but you can see the lights in the background. and i-40 at white oak, traffic is thick out of johnston county into garner. bill? thank you, bryan. our team coverage of hurricane matthew continues as we are live outside the state emergency operations center will your business be ready when growth presents itself? american express open cards can help you take on a new job, or fill a big order or expand your office
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it's 7:30. welcome back. i'm bill leslie. >> and i'm lena tillett. we want you to keep in mind with the hurricane matthew coverage, several schools are releasing early because of the storm. here's a look at the list. >> cumberland county, harnett county, hoke county schools closing 2 hours early, and sampson county schools closing 2 hours early. >> and the full list is scrolling at the bottom of wral.com. let's go street elizabeth with the latest on hurricane matthew and where the and when it will affect north carolina in serious ways. we'll see the worst of it for us on saturday night, and the worst will be the rain. however, it looks like the center of the storm may come closer to wilmington than it looked like yesterday. let's talk about where the right now and then where it affects us and how. and we are seeing no change.
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coming in at 7:00 and then at 8:00. the hurricane center is giving us at least a status update on this once an hour. we won't get another track until 11:00 a.m. and moving west at 14 miles per hour with winds at 120 miles per hour. we've had a number of reports from cape canaveral right here of 107-mile per hour gusts, 101- mile per hour gusts, and we haven't seen as many as those lately and it looks like the center is there. it's heading to daytona beach. we'll check in in just a minute. but first i want to show you where the track is going, really hugging the coast of south carolina and brushing by wilmington and passing as close as 50 miles. what that means for us is heavier rain than we anticipated yesterday and maybe stronger winds even though i think the wind will not be the biggest issue. let's go to daytona beach and see what's happening there. they are getting pounded. we looked at this picture about 20 minutes or so go.
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water now where there wasn't earlier. another view of what's happening at daytona beach, and they are really getting slammed. you can see the strong winds with the palm trees just bending over and the waves on shore and they will have a lot of the storm surge. a lot hasn't happened yet but you are seeing a lot of overlap there now. and let's talk about what we are expecting, a flash flood watch in effect for most of our counties. we can take a go back to the graphics and see -- actually, taking a look at the radar to see exactly what's going on with the storm. we'll head back in if i can come back in and point that out to you, i will do so. but, anyway, you can see the center of the storm is turning right across east of titusville and daytona beach. we have a flash flood watch in effect for southern counties, 5 to 10" in this area and
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triangle area and 2 to 3" at that time virginia line. and we are dealing with rain already and this brings us additional accidents. temperatures don't climb much, in the 70s, and bryan mims is in the traffic center with more on how it's affecting the commute. bryan? we are seeing delays on glenwood approaching i-440, the beltline. let me zoom in on the area and see the red there on glen avenue. let's take a look at the scene. here it is, glenwood avenue, 440, you can see the flashing lights from a police officer's car, so expect slowdowns in the area and here's a look at 440 and lake boone trail. getting thick on the beltline but not see anything accidents there, no traffic coming to a stop. and here's i-440 at capital boulevard, slow going on the westbound lanes of the beltline
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the drive times, garner, 14 minutes from 42 to 440. back to you. >> all right. we have late-breaking numbers from florida right now in terms of power outages. more than 300 homes and businesses without power right now as a result of hurricane matthew. >> more than 350,000, i believe, is what the ap was saying there. and, of course, what was predicted was that it could get up to 2 million power. so, obviously, that's a positive that it's not so many, but this slow-moving storm is just beginning, and this is a live look at daytona beach. >> and hurricane-force winds at cape canaveral that juts out a bit. the storm got very, very close to the area, the eye of the storm as it's moving up the florida coast headed towards what you're seeing right there,
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the state. the southern part of the state is looking pretty good. airline flights are expected to rum in the southern florida locations perhaps later this morning where as some of the airports in the central to northern part of the state will remain closed. >> leyla santiago is in wrightsville beach in north carolina expected to see the biggest impact from hurricane matthew. leyla? >> reporter: lena and bill, since we have been up morning, 3:00 this morning, we have certainly seen rain come and go. but the wind has remained consistent. take a look behind me. you can see the chopper water out there now that the sun has come up. we can get a better view of that, and then i'll bring you to another side where you can
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wind sort of swaying around. you can see the trees and the leaves showing you the wind as well. and you know, just this morning, new hanover county saying that rainfall at amounts and winds from matthew are expected to cause flooding and downed trees and power outages. new hanover county is not the only area we're monitoring. we'll keep an eye on brunswick county. at 8:00 this morning, they will begin voluntary evacuations and shelters ready to go and fast forward an hour at 9:00 a.m. surf city evacuations. all of that was announced late last night but what changed last night, and i talked with two people close to the beach today, wilmington and this area is back in the cone that elizabeth has been.ing has been -- been pointing out on the map this is morning so people are waking up to different news in wilmington. we'll be here all day to monitor that. back to you.
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are monitoring the storm closely. >> wral's mikaya thurmond joins us live outside the state's emergency management operations center, looking at the storm from a state wide perspective. mikaya? >> reporter: bill and lena, we have gotten information in the last five minutes and confirmed that governor pat mccrory will be here to give us an update at 9:00 a.m. and, are already here and preparing for hurricane matthew and any damage that the storm might bring. fema officials are spending supplies to fort bragg with tractor trailers and flatbeds packed with power generators and water and ready to eat meals stored at simmonds army air field until it's time to ship them to area that is need them. the red cross is another agency
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they are opening up shelters to assist with feeding and operational support. how can you prepare? now is the time to grab the emergency kits, flashlights and water, anything you may need. again, governor pat mccrory will be speaking here at 9:00 a.m. we will carry that live. bill and lena? >> it's 7:38. the trump name has long been associated with atlantic city. >> why it 80,000 bathtubs are under
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the middle of florida and you can see they are getting battered there. disney world is closed, the last time they closed was for hurricane charley. >> and i am seeing that some of the people who decided to stay are regretting that decision calling for help. and brevard emergency folks are having to go and help them and they are that. they are telling you to do that for a reason. >> and then it puts the emergency workers at risk. that's why they tell people to evacuate. it won't be as bad here but we're looking at a change in the forecast again, switching closer to north carolina. the one good thing about it is once it gets off the coast of wilmington it's a weak hurricane, still likely to cause wind issues.
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us. and we'll head back out to what's happening in florida, a zoomed-in look at the center of circulation and we'll pause the loop, and here is the latest view. the center of circulation here is literally 30 miles from titusville and only 15 miles from the coast, and they are seeing that heavy rainband with a lot of strong wind wrapped around it. we haven't had reports from cape canaveral recently but we're getting reports from daytona beach about 60 mis from the center of circulation and we're seeing 60 to 70-mile per hour wind gusts in daytona beach and that, of course, is where the storm is headed next. we'll talk about the impact here. we have a tropical storming in effect for the coastline around wilmington, surf city through myrtle beach and down toward georgia as well. so, certainly, the warning is up for the coastline. let's check out futurecast and talk about where it brings this
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center inland there at daytona beach. that may not happen. even if it doesn't happen, i think the rest of this is interesting. it's more aggressive in bringing the center of circulation inland in florida and the coast through the southeast georgia area. and here is the storm sitting pretty much right on top of charleston and continues to move right up through myrtle beach. and there's the center of circulation in wilmington. at that point t blows right over wilmington. the official track keeps the center of circulation 50 miles offshore. wind will probably not be as big of a deal with this but rainfall is, and our potential has gone up overnight. the heavy rain, potential of 10" and maybe 15" in wilmington with a flash flood watch in effect until sunday morning for the southern counties. this is a look at the likely
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the triangle and 2 to 3 in the virginia line and 6 to 7 in fayetteville and 16 in wilmington. watch what watch what happens. we may have the heaviest rain between wilmington and fayetteville so wilmington, 11" and fayetteville, 10", and this area may get 15" inland. we may see 5 to 6" of rain if the track co northwest ward and that's the trend we're on. we have a flooding threat. it's really everywhere but especially for the counties that saw flooding last week. the winds from the north, the triangle northward, 15 to 20 and gusting 25 to 30, and that is likely to cause power outages. we don't start to get in the power outages until lunchtime on saturday. but that does spread up to the
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outages as we head through late saturday into sunday. it's wet out there but to the pouring in apex right now but we continue to have showers across the area all day and the rain has begun and won't stop until early on sunday. we get into the heavy rainbands on saturday, and our temperatures pretty much hold steady saturday and sunday into the 60s, and they do have clearing as we get into monday. we take a look at what all of this means on the roads this morning with bryan and bit of rain can cause problems. the map looks full. it does look full. it is full. we have a number of accidents, a lot of them minor and some of them are causing backups. here's one that just was reported in the last few minutes here on new bern. you can see some slowing in the westbound lanes of new bern. a couple of accidents i need to tell you about on garner or
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be aware of that. let's take a quick look at the traffic cameras, jones sauce annual and 540, not bad. but there is a situation on the shoulder, slowing down. i-440 in the westbound lanes are slowing down. you can see the backup on the beltline. be aware of that. back to you. thanks, bryan. one animal shelter in new york is lening len -- lending a helping hand to the pets in the path of matthew. they are happy to help out and give the animals a second chance. >> you don't know when something similar will hit us. we see it as a reciprocal agreement. someday, we might be the ones asking for help. >> aw. crews hope to put the animals
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this weekend. summer infant is recalling 86,000 infant bathtubs for a risk of drowning. there have been about 90 reports of the sling detaching, including 11 reports of infants who received a bump on the head. the tubbs were sold at toys r us, babies r us, and other specialty stores. high for hillary clinton. retired 4 star general wesley clark, the former ally for nato, will campaign at stops in durham and fayetteville. because of the rain, a movie might be a good option for fun. david daniel has a preview of what is showing at the box office. >> i saw her. i saw her from the train. she was with this man. >> reporter: full speed ahead for "the girl on the train,"
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thriller from the best-selling novel. analysts expect an opening weekend in the mid to high $20 million range. >> a 2-sway -- way sword in their land to execute vengance. >> reporter: nate parker i faced new scrutiny case dampening the enthusiasm for his new film but it's opening in a thousand fewer theaters than girl on the train. >> move it, people. >> reporter: and then "middle school," based on the novel about kids who go to war with their overbearing principal. it's projected to debut with as much as $8 million if enough
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take them. just tell them it's educational. in hollywood, i'm david daniel. the durham performing arts center was a money maker. >> the dpac earned more than $1.8 million for the city for the season. the total preliminary net income was over $6.3 million. >> the money will go into durham's dpac fund for maintenance and building improvement. 7:53. see what is called the catch of the year. teen who is an internet sensecation.
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the time is 7:56. i'm lena tillett. governor pat mccrory and emergency management officials 9:00, and we will carry that live on wral tv and wral.com. important information on how the state is preparing. and, elizabeth, we could see more rain than anticipated? that's right. the center of the circulation is likely to pass closer to wilmington than we thought yesterday. the forecast track is turning it that way as well. at 2:00 a.m., moving across the
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and hugging the coast of south carolina at 2:00 p.m. on saturday and maybe just first miles or so off the coast of wilmington as a category 1 storm. winds, not a huge issue but definitely looking at the potential for very heavy rain for the viewing area and flooding as well. we take a look at what's happening right now. already, we have showers falling. today, on the lighter side but we'll get into the heavy rainbands on saturday. so i would encourage you evening into sunday morning because our flooding threat is pretty high especially from the triangle southward. 73 today and heavy rain saturday, especially late saturday, saturday night and gradual clearing on sunday. bryan, i know you are following how the rain is affecting travel this morning. yeah. we do see a smattering of accidents around the triangle. cause see, i'll zoom in on the picture with a tighter look.
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surface streets, not causing major delays. let's take a look at downtown raleigh. things are fairly smooth at dawson street and a look at things are fairly smooth at dawson street and a look at 540, aviation parkway and ? ? ? ? can you say i love it? ? ? oh love it? ? ? can you say hey? ? ? hey! ? ? that's the spirit! oooooh.? ? ooh ooh ? ? wooh ooh ? ? wooh ooh ? ? sing sing, baby baby i love you. oh yes.? ? ooooh oooh.?
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coast. >> elizabeth gardner tells us what we could see after the adult on florida. thank you for joining us. i'm bill leslie. >> and i'm lena tillett. we'll get to that in a minute but you can see the schools that are releasing early today, cumberland county, harnett county schools, closing 2 hours early, and hockey county and moore county, sampson county schools closing 2 hours early. the full list at the bottom of the screen and on and now to elizabeth gardner with new information on hurricane matthew. that's right. we get an update from the national hurricane center once every hour and we just got the new advisory in at 8:00 a.m. we are not seeing much of a change, wind speeds are the came, 120 miles per hour and moving 14 miles per hour northwest at 13 and moving past

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