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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River


New Hanover County, NC ( -- A potentially toxic blue-green algae that caused the shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, has been found in the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1, near the water intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover counties' water systems.

That does not necessarily mean that local water supplies will be compromised.

Officials with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority said Tuesday there was no immediate health hazard to customers in New Hanover County, as the processing plants for the utility are equipped to effectively eradicate any bacteria in the water.

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Our local politicians and potentially toxic algae.

Looks like we may finally have an answer to that old question "Is it something in the water they drink around here?"

It's not just politicians

It's not just politicians either. There seems to be a lot of arrests lately for sex offenders, especially child molesters.