Dolly Parton's My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year.
Governor Pat McCrory will request approximately $200 million in a Special Session of the General Assembly.
Dolly Parton is going a step further to help the victims of wildfires in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee where the singer grew up.
The death toll from the Gatlinburg area fires has risen to 14.
Authorities say rain is helping contain wildfires in western North Carolina.
A Tennessee mayor says three people have died in the wildfires that destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses near the Great Smoky Mountains.
Firefighters have made progress in battling many of the large wildfires burning in the Southeast, but several blazes continue to creep into new areas — and investigators say more fires are being lit each day by suspected arsonists.
Dry conditions accompanied by high winds are continuing to hamper efforts to control wildfires across western North Carolina.
Air quality officials extended their advisory for air pollution in North Carolina to the Triangle on Friday and Saturday as smoke from numerous wildfires continues to blanket the state.
An air pollution advisory remains in effect today, as smoke from nearly 20 wildfires blankets the mountains, foothills and Piedmont.