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Check your compass: The magnetic north pole is on the move

Earth's north magnetic pole has been drifting so fast in the last few decades that scientists that past estimates are no longer accurate enough for precise navigation.

North Carolina man says he set fires because he was bored

A man charged with setting fires in western North Carolina told authorities he did it out of boredom.

Air quality advisory extended for parts of NC due to wildfires

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.

Forest Service probe planned of Croatan fire

The US Forest Service says it will investigate why a controlled burn got out of control and scorched 21,000 acres of the Croatan National Forest in eastern North Carolina.

2nd wildfire burns in western NC national forest

A second wildfire in under a week has broken out in a western North Carolina national forest, but firefighters say both blazes are under control.

US Forest Service schedules burn on NC mountain

The U.S. Forest Service plans to begin a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area in of the Pisgah Ranger District in the Pisgah National Forest.

Foresters warn NC hikers to watch for marijuana

As summer approaches and more people trek into the woods, the US Forest Service warns hikers and others to be careful if they find someone growing marijuana on federal land.

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