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Droughts

Recent rainfall eases drought across NC; one area out of drought

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Drought observers say a portion of North Carolina has pulled out of drought conditions. Full story...
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Report: North Carolina drought conditions ease slightly

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Every county in North Carolina remains under a severe drought or worse despite a slight improvement in conditions. Full story...
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Easley reinstates outdoor burn ban because of drought conditions

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North Carolina officials are reinstating a statewide ban on outdoor burning. Full story...
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Drought persists; half of N.C. still under 'exceptional' conditions

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About half of North Carolina remains under exceptional drought conditions. Full story...
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Area infrastructure stressed, breaking down

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videoThe repairs to the northeast interceptor are a step in the right direction, but the area's infrastructure is still stressing and straining and in some cases, breaking down. Full story...
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Landscaper wants City Council to ease water restriction

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Tuesday one local landscaper will ask the Wilmington City Council to ease the mandatory water restrictions. Full story...
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Drought could force nuclear-plant shutdowns

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Utility officials say nuclear reactors in the Southeast could be forced to temporarily shut down this year because of the drought. Full story...
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Area gets much needed rain

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Gray skies mean much needed rain. Experts say it was just the kind of rain we need to help us begin to recover from the drought. Full story...
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Landscapers unhappy with water restrictions

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When it comes to the drought landscapers have some strong words for Wilmington city leaders. Full story...
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Easley lists ways cities can conserve water

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Gov. Mike Easley recommends that the cities hit hardest by the drought take several measures to help themselves, including charging rates that increase with water use. Full story...
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Water officials prepare for worst

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We may be at the mouth of the state's longest river, but city leaders are saying we still need to be conscious of conserving water in this ongoing drought. Full story...
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Leaders meet to discuss drought

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Governor Mike Easley is urging local governments to charge more to residents who use more water than necessary. Full story...
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Easley to NC residents: step-up water conservation efforts

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Governor Mike Easley is asking residents to step-up water conservation efforts as the drought continues to drain water supplies across the state. Full story...
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Drought tempts amateur scavengers; collecting artifacts illegal

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North Carolina's drought is exposing plenty of artifacts that have long sat at the bottom of reservoirs and lakes. Full story...
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Report: Drought costs 2007 agriculture economy $573 million

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A new report said the state's drought will cost North Carolina's agriculture economy $573 million in 2007. Full story...
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