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Monday, April 12, 2021
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Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely

A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time.

Drought returns to central North Carolina

The state Drought Management Agency has issued a drought warning for much of central North Carolina, with rainfall levels nearly 6 inches below average for the year.

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Holly Shelter Game Land closed as wildfire grows

video The Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County is closed as a wildfire has grown to at least 3,300 acres and looks to get worse.

“Severe Drought” spreads across North Carolina

Dry weather continues to grip the Carolinas - with more than one quarter of the state now under a "Severe Drought" according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Crops in Pender County suffering because of drought conditions

With the severe drought in southeastern North Carolina, farmers are getting hit pretty hard. Above normal temperatures and rainfall deficits in the area mean bad news for local crops. According to NCDrought.org, 17 coastal counties are currently experiencing a severe drought.

Azaleas survive drought

videoThe North Carolina Azalea Festival kicks off one week from today. We've dealt with a pretty significant drought since last year's festival ended. So that had us wondering how the featured flowers would look for the event.

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