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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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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors of Pender County mine voice issues

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video Many people in Burgaw that live off NC 53 are starting to have water issues. Those Pender County residents say their problems stem from a mine. Full story...
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New worries about water contamination at NC site

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Officials say groundwater contamination from a former textile plant in Fayetteville is three times deeper than they first thought. Full story...
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CFPUA board checks out Sweeney work

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The expansion of the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant in Wilmington is almost complete. It's projects like this that have led to recent CFPUA rate increases. Full story...
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Boil advisory continues as part of Leland waits lab tests

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On the hottest day of the day of the year so far, a water problem is leaving some Leland residents out to dry. Full story...
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UPDATE (4:45 pm): CFPUA can't find valve needed to make repairs

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews are responding to a water system emergency repair that will necessitate an emergency shutdown of a waterline on North Kerr Avenue at the McClelland Drive intersection between Market Street and Infantry Drive. Full story...
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CFPUA: Water bills going up 13.1%, restaurants say it will hit hard

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video CFPUA voted today raise water rates 13.1 percent. "It's a needed 13.1% increase in revenue," said Carey Disney Ricks, CFPUA's Public Information Officer. "The tiered rate structure remains the same, but the thresholds for tiers have changed." Full story...
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Gov. Perdue looks for ideas from locals on offshore energy

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video These days people are always looking for ways to become more energy efficient and when it comes to going green in North Carolina people are not hesitating to voice their opinions on how to do just that. Full story...
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Carolina Beach plans water interruptions next week

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Water service from Scotch Bonnet Lane through the 1800 block of both Carolina Beach Ave. N and Canal Dr., and in the vicinity Florida Ave., Georgia Ave. and Virginia Ave. will experience temporary water outages between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. during the week of Jan. 3 through Jan. 7, 2011. Full story...
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Pleasure Island awash with flood waters

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video Historically, Lake Park Blvd. on Carolina Beach is one of the first roads to become impassable during torrential downpours. This week's rain certainly fits the bill for monumental flooding at the lake at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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A stinky situation in Brunswick County

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videoPeople who live in Brunswick County are wondering what's wrong with their water. There's been a strong odor coming from their faucets and they want to know why. Full story...
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Flemington residents upset over water bill

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videoResidents of one local neighborhood have not paid a water bill in nearly 30-years, and say they should not have to start now. Full story...
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