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07/08/10 — Hot enough for you?

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Hot enough for you?

By Staff And Wire Reports
Published in News on July 8, 2010 1:46 PM

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George King, of Jackson and Sons Heating and Air, has been working hard for the past several weeks as the temperature climbs into the upper 90s. His house calls have increased considerably, he says, since the near-100-degree days as air conditioning units struggle to keep area homes cool.

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Linda Neal does her best to keep cool in her apartment complex pool as the temperatures climb over 100 degrees. "It feels like I am lying on a grill," Miss Neal said as she paddled her floating chair in the clean blue water.

The heat gripping the Northeast has spread into North Carolina, with temperatures reaching triple digits Wednesday for the second straight day. In Goldsboro, the National Weather Service recorded a high temperature of 103 degrees -- one degree higher than...

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