For the first time in more than three years, North Carolina is not experiencing drought or abnormally dry conditions, according to the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Parts of Brunswick and New Hanover County are again classified under drought status, as rain continues to elude the coast.
The drought across much of the country is threatening to drive up the price of a lot of the food we eat.
Here in the Cape Fear it's a double-edged sword for corn farmers.Demand is high for their product, but the heat is taking a toll on the crop as well.
A new report shows the drought gripping the United States is the widest since 1956.
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 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.
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.
Rainfall over the past week has not done much to reverse the dry weather we've seen since Spring.
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.
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.