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Drought

All of NC out of drought, dry conditions for first time in three years

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videoFor the first time in more than three years, North Carolina is not experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions, according to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Drought returns to Southeastern North Carolina

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Parts of Brunswick and New Hanover County are again classified under drought status, as rain continues to elude the coast. Full story...
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National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers

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video The drought across much of the country is threatening to drive up the price of a lot of the food we eat. Here in the Cape Fear it's a double-edged sword for corn farmers.Demand is high for their product, but the heat is taking a toll on the crop as well. Full story...
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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956

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A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956. Full story...
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Drought conditions return to North Carolina for first time since May

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Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a month, due to below normal rainfall and record-breaking temperatures. Full story...
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North Carolina drought free

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North Carolina is finally drought free. The Drought Management Advisory Council says no part of the state is experiencing drought conditions. That's the first time that's happened in nearly two years. Full story...
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Panel says wild weather worsens

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Freakish weather disasters - from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast US to the record floods in Thailand - are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Despite rainfall, new numbers still show extreme drought

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Rainfall over the past week has not done much to reverse the dry weather we've seen since Spring. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. Full story...
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More aircraft joining fight as Pender wildfire grows

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video The Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land continues to grow. As the fire moves across Pender County and into Onslow County voluntary evacuations are in place and shelters are open. Full story...
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Burn ban means no Carolina Beach fireworks tonight

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With a burn ban issued for the eastern part of the state, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce has canceled fireworks for tonight in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Pender wild fire burns more than 18,000 acres, still not contained

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video The wildfire in Pender County is still burning out of control. Crews are plowing multiple fire lines across the holly shelter game land in hopes of keeping the fire from crossing the highways. It seems to be growing by the minute. Just today, the fire grew about 8,000 acres totaling more than 18,000 acres in all. Full story...
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Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely

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A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time. Full story...
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Drought returns to central North Carolina

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The state Drought Management Agency has issued a drought warning for much of central North Carolina, with rainfall levels nearly 6 inches below average for the year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Holly Shelter Game Land closed as wildfire grows

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video The Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County is closed as a wildfire has grown to at least 3,300 acres and looks to get worse. Full story...
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