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Environmentalists don't want to lose special use permits to New Hanover development

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video Environmentalists say New Hanover County should be able to improve economically without jeopardizing quality of life. The recent Garner Report recommended the county should get rid of a permit process aimed at protecting air quality. Now the City of Wilmington and the County are coming together to discuss what to do. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation dives into marine life for first 'Touch Tank Tuesday' event

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videoThe NC Coastal Federation is dishing out some fun for its first-ever 'Touch Tank Tuesdays' event in the interactive series launch at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sutton Plant coal ash could head to New Hanover Co. landfill

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videoToxic coal ash from the Sutton Plant may be moving closer to you than you think. The solution to getting rid of coal ash at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant may be a short trip down the road to the New Hanover County Landfill. Full story...
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Board tables special use permit amendment

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video After nearly three hours of heated debate the New Hanover County Planning Board tabled a proposed amendment to their Special Use Permitting process so that the public had more time to understand the changes. Full story...
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Study: Sea level rise could impact Wilmington in next few decades

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video Rising temperatures worldwide could soon lead to rising tides in and around the Port City. A recent study by the National Academy of Sciences says sea level is on the rise and unless we change the way we do things today there may not be a way to stop it. Full story...
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House move done at Wrightsville Beach

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The Wrightsville Beach house that traveled up the Intracoastal Waterway yesterday by barge finished its journey by truck today. Full story...
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House move to slow traffic Wednesday and Thursday at Wrightsville Beach

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Moving a house at Wrightsville Beach will mean traffic delays Wednesday and Thursday. Full story...
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Environmentalists question goal of 2011 Titan America land purchase

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video It appears Titan America is looking to cement its plans in New Hanover County. The company's plant near Castle Hayne may be one step closer to becoming economically viable thanks to a land purchase kept quiet for years. Full story...
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NC Ports takes step toward wood pellet business

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video New business could be burning its way into the Port of Wilmington. After months of negotiations the North Carolina Ports Authority and wood pellet company Enviva are inching closer to a partnership. Full story...
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Grant money to help clean Bradley Creek

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The North Carolina Coastal Federation will receive $100,000 to reduce stormwater runoff and restore water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin. The Coastal Federation's goal is to restore shell fishing and recreational uses to Bradley Creek near Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Orton owner told to stop work on wetlands

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videoFor nearly a year, the gates at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County have been locked. Now we are finding out more about what's going on behind the iron bars, and some if it may land the owner in trouble Full story...
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