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A day after the effects of Hurricane Matthew were felt in Charlotte and the surrounding areas, the lights were coming back on in many of the homes that were knocked out by the storm, which kicked up gusts of wind to near 50 mph on Saturday evening. As of 11 a.m. Sunday, Duke Energy was reporting that 2,670 customers in Mecklenburg County were still waiting for power to be restored; at the height of the storm, there were nearly 11,000 outages in Mecklenburg. Comment?
Forecasters say a tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic west of Bermuda, bringing the possibility of heavy rain to the coast of North Carolina early this week. The National Hurricane Center says the depression is located about 405 mph southeast of Cape Hatteras and is moving west at 9 mph. Comment?
Hurricane Gaston is expected to strengthen over the next couple of days, but still does not pose a threat to land. The storm has maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and is moving to the northwest at 6 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Comment?
A 15-year-old North Carolina boy has set a new record for the heaviest blue catfish to have been caught in the state. The North Carolina Wildlife Commission said in a news release that Landon Evans, of Benson, caught a 117-pound, 8-ounce fish on June 11 on Lake Gaston, breaking the previous record by 10 pounds. Comment?
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