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Duke, North Carolina watering fake fields in middle of drought

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Many communities are under watering restrictions because of the drought. But Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are watering artificial turfs for their field hockey teams. Full story...
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Some business owners worried about water restrictions

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The average Wilmington resident uses 138 gallons of water a day. Because of the drought mandatory water restrictions are in place, but some business owners are worried about the effect. The fountains are dry, some hoses are off and the leaves show it. Mandatory water restrictions in Wilmington have garden center owners like Tom Ericson worried they'll lose business. Full story...
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Wilmington water conservation mandatory

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On Monday Gov. Mike Easley called on towns and counties across the state to help save water. Wednesday night Wilmington City Council unanimously passed a resolution upping Wilmington's conservation efforts from voluntary to mandatory -- effective immediately. Full story...
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Drought conditions not as bad for coastal NC

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Just one day after Gov. Mike Easley's plea for state officials to take action on drought conditions we're learning that the coastal region of North Carolina isn't suffering just yet with regard to water loss. We haven't seen considerable rainfall in months. Much of the state is experiencing the worst drought in recorded history. Full story...
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N.C. drought conditions worsen, state under burning ban

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The state's water woes are going to get worse before they get better. That's the word from North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley Monday. Full story...
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Fall temperatures slow to arrive

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Someone forgot to tell Mother Nature it's fall, with temperatures in our area hitting the low nineties. And we are far from alone. Full story...
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Drought conditions worsen across North Carolina

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More than half of North Carolina is now is the most severe category of drought. Full story...
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Drought conditions could worsen

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Spotty showers dotted the area Monday but drought conditions continue to plague our region and our state. With no considerable rainfall ahead we could see things get a whole lot worse. Full story...
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Forecaster calls for 2 more hurricanes in October and November

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Hurricane expert William Gray says there will be four named storms in October and November. He says two of them will be hurricanes, and one of them major. Full story...
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Official says August heat worsened drought effects

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Forecasters have told a state panel that the high temperatures of August only worsened North Carolina's drought, and the coming months are expected to bring little relief. Full story...
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North Carolina begs for rain

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The Raleigh area is begging for some rain this week to ease drought conditions. Full story...
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As Gabrielle moves on, thunderstorms to bring some rain

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North Carolina's first tropical storm of the year did virtually nothing to ease drought in the few coastal counties it touched. Full story...
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Surfers, beachgoers disappointed by Gabrielle

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Around here there were predictions that Gabrielle would bring heavy rain, high winds and strong rip currents. But surfers in Wrightsville Beach didn't see any of that. Surfers expecting to see big waves were hit with a wave of disappointment when they saw the surf Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Gabrielle passes through Outer Banks with little impact

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Ferry service has resumed to Ocracoke Island as remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle moved away from North Carolina. Ferry service was suspended yesterday because of the storm, which brought 50 miles per hour winds and up to eight inches of rain to the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Shelter opens for animals and owners

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While this storm is still churning in the Atlantic it's a good time to talk emergency planning. That includes having a plan ready for your pet. New Hanover County has a third shelter ready for pets in the event of an evacuation. And unlike the other shelters, this one will house both pets and their owners. Full story...
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