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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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