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Mercury soars as Wayne County tries to keep cool

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on July 1, 2012 1:50 AM

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Dylan Gooding, 9, tries to beat the heat at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park Saturday.

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Cambria, 1, has a bucket of water poured on her head as she fills a plastic flower pot from a wading pool Saturday afternoon where she and her parents, Alec and Kasey Swartz, kept cool in their backyard.

Cars on North Berkeley Boulevard whizz past the News-Argus marquee Saturday afternoon where the electronic screen showed the temperature topping out at a scorching 108 degrees. An unlucky traveler pushes his car along Cashwell Drive. He's dripping in sweat...

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