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RALEIGH — N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to use extreme caution with fireworks to reduce the risk of igniting wildfires during Independence Day celebrations.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 15:32

Wildfire risk remains high in North Carolina

RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service is urging people across North Carolina to remain vigilant in reducing wildfire risk. While recent rainfall brought immediate and temporary relief to much of the state, warmer, drier days combined with winds could quickly dry forest fuels, increasing the risk of wildfire.   

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Monday, 14 October 2019 18:39

Smokey gets re'fur'bished in Richmond County

ROCKINGHAM — For years, the 26-foot animatronic Smokey Bear belonging to the N.C. Forest Service has called Richmond County home.

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RALEIGH — As we enter the start of the fall wildfire season, the N.C. Forest Service and the USDA Forest Service urge visitors and North Carolinians to be cautious with campfires and when burning yard debris. This reminder coincides with National Fire Prevention Week, which runs Oct. 6-12.

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Thursday, 19 September 2019 22:41

COLUMN: Exploring the Sandhills Game Lands

In the northern parts of Richmond and Scotland counties lies more than 60,000 acres of the Sandhills Game Land. This land was part of a bigger purchase of land by the federal government in the early part of the 20th century. Over a half million acres of sandy poor land in five counties were and still are used to  train our armed forces. Over time, the part known as Sandhills Game Management Land has been managed by state agencies like the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Fish Hatchery and Forest Service.

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ELLERBE — A wreck involving a N.C. Forest Service truck has U.S. 220 Business shut down, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service is partnering on ForestHer NC, a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina, to provide women who are forest landowners with tools and training to help them manage their lands and become more engaged in forest stewardship. 

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ELLERBE — Lightning is suspected of starting a house fire Thursday afternoon.

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Monday, 01 July 2019 14:31

7 acres burned in weekend brush fires

ROCKINGHAM — Three brush fires burned a total of seven acres across Richmond County over the weekend, according to the N.C. Forest Service.

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RALEIGH — Elevated wildfire risks due to abnormally dry conditions in Eastern North Carolina are prompting N.C. Forest Service officials to urge extreme caution with fireworks and to celebrate safely this Independence Day. Forecast chances for rain are slight at best and are unlikely in the southeastern counties for the next several days where warm temperatures will continue to raise the risk of wildfires.

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