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US drought grows to cover widest area since 1956

A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.

Drought conditions return to North Carolina for first time since May

Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a month, due to below normal rainfall and record-breaking temperatures.

North Carolina drought free

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.

Panel says wild weather worsens

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.

Despite rainfall, new numbers still show extreme drought

Rainfall over the past week has not done much to reverse the dry weather we've seen since Spring.

Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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.

More aircraft joining fight as Pender wildfire grows

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.

Burn ban means no Carolina Beach fireworks tonight

With a burn ban issued for the eastern part of the state, the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce has canceled fireworks for tonight in Carolina Beach.

Pender wild fire burns more than 18,000 acres, still not contained

video The wildfire in Pender County is still burning out of control. Crews are plowing multiple fire lines across the holly shelter game land in hopes of keeping the fire from crossing the highways. It seems to be growing by the minute. Just today, the fire grew about 8,000 acres totaling more than 18,000 acres in all.

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New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.