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US Senate panel hears about Camp Lejeune water

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A US Senate committee is hearing about the military's attempt to delete information from a report about contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. plans telethon to help water customers

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New Hanover County will hold a telethon later this month to help wipe the slate clean for hundreds of households without water service due to nonpayment and additional fees. The Help2Others campaign will feature a day long telethon at the New Hanover County Government Center on Saturday, March 24. Full story...
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Senate to hear about Lejeune's contaminated water

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A retired Marine who has led the fight to hold the military accountable for contaminated drinking water at Camp Lejeune will testify before a US Senate committee about efforts to block information. Full story...
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Businesses close as crews repair water main downtown

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Some downtown Wilmington businesses have closed their doors while crews repair a water main. The intersection of 2nd and Orange Streets is closed as CFPUA crews work on the water main. Full story...
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Work on lines could shut off water in parts of downtown Tuesday

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Some homes and businesses in downtown Wilmington could be without water tomorrow. CFPUA crews will repair a water main break near 2nd and Orange during the day. There will also be a line switch on N. 3rd Street overnight. Full story...
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STUDY: Switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

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Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at CFPUA program to help residents without water

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video New Hanover County Commissioners want to help county residents struggling to pay their Cape Fear Public Utility Authority bills. It's a move that has some people asking why the county is getting into the charity business and wondering how the CFPUA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors program works. Full story...
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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can't afford CFPUA bills

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video A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don't understand why Berger would vote against it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tired of CFPUA, some customers digging wells

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video It's no secret that the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has had its issues in the past three years. Rate increases and the authority's tier structure have many customers up in arms about the authority. It's to the point some folks have decided to take getting water into their own hands. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man's 3,300-mile walk for cause ends in Carolina Beach

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video The saying goes, "You'll never understand a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes." How about 3,300 miles? That's how far a former Wilmington city employee has walked to raise awareness and money so needy people can have clean water. Full story...
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CFPUA bond sale means more rate hikes down the road

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A leaky, out-dated water system means repairs, and that means money. And guess who gets to pay? Full story...
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Water worries linger in Irene's wake for NC

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Irene may be long gone, but the effects of the hurricane are still being felt in water quality fears all along the rivers of eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Bald Head Island under boil water notice, power back on

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The power was restored to the island around 11 a.m. Currently the public water system is turned off as a result of the prolonged power failure earlier this morning. This was done to reduce the risk of home sewer systems spilling sewage onto the ground. We plan to turn the water system back on this afternoon, provided no other issues arise. Full story...
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CFPUA ends boil water advisory for Laurel Ridge

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has canceled a boil water advisory for a New Hanover County neighborhood. Full story...
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Boil water advisory issued for New Hanover neighborhood

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Customers in a New Hanover County neighborhood are advised to boil their water before using it. Customers in the Laurel Ridge subdivision near Carolina Beach Road reported a loss of service or low water pressure Monday night. Full story...
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