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Droughts

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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