Hope Sutton of the North Carolina Coastal Reserve & National Estuarine Research Reserve said that the algae can clog crab traps and wetland grasses. In the Wilmington area, the algae have been found in the Zeke's Island basin and shallows around Masonboro Island.
Last month was the 10th hottest June in 121 years of weather records across the state according to the State Climate Office of North Carolina.
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Twenty years after the Ku Klux Klan burned it down, a South Carolina black church, north of Charleston, has caught fire again and authorities say preliminary investigation indicates it was not arson.
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