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WILMINGTON, NC (AP) - The drought is back in two coastal counties in southeastern North Carolina.
The North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council reports that Brunswick and New Hanover counties are in a moderate drought. Two dozen other counties around the state are classified as abnormally dry.
Farmers report they are in fairly good shape, so far.
New Hanover County Cooperative Extension director Al Hight told the StarNews of Wilmington the area along the coast is in fairly good shape, despite the recent lack of rain.
Tropical Depression Beryl brought enough rain to the state in June that North Carolina was declared drought-free for the first time since 2010. The relatively dry weather since then has resulted in the drought classification for Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
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