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Cape Fear 2020

Cape Fear 2020: New Hanover County traffic

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For eight years running New Hanover County has been rated the most dangerous county in the state in which to drive. New Hanover County has more accidents per miles driven than any of the state's 100 counties. Full story...
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NC could gain Congress seat

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videoIt's President's Day, so what better time to talk about the future of politics in the Cape Fear region. Particularly, how will our region fit in as we look towards the year 2020. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Will film incentives continue to work?

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videoWhen film scouts look for a location to shoot their movie they take many things into consideration. One is whether the state offers a tax break for filmmakers. Full story...
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Burgaw planning for growth

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videoMore people, more homes, and more traffic that's what Burgaw town leaders are planning for. The growing Pender County town is showing few signs of slowing down. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Teens and drugs

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videoDrugs use among teenagers is a problem nationwide and it's no different in our area. In today's Cape Fear 2020 report we take a look at the use of drugs among teens now -- and what you should be aware of in the future. Full story...
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DOT challenged by aging infrastructure

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videoOur roads and bridges are the part of our infrastructure that keeps us moving. But will the infrastructure we have now keep us moving into the year 2020? Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Myrtle Beach

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videoLast week we traveled to Myrtle Beach to see how that area has dealt with the kind of regional development we're seeing here along the Cape Fear coast now. We head back to the grand strand for another comparison. As our area continues to grow, what is the personal impact? Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Green Cars

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videoAs we continue our look ahead to the year 2020, with more people in our area there will certainly be more cars on our roads. But what kind of cars will they be? Full story...
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Catholicism will be region's largest religion by 2020

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videoIn Wilmington Catholicism has become one of the area's largest religions. Full story...
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Area schools struggling to keep up with growth

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videoThe evidence of our growing region is apparent in our already overcrowded schools. Every school in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties is filled to capacity. Full story...
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Cape Fear 2020: Senior Health

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videoThe population is booming all across the cape fear region. Many of those newcomers include people who come here to retire. In today's Cape Fear 2020 report we take a closer look at how the aging population will be served in the years to come and on the future of local senior services and housing. Full story...
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Area infrastructure stressed, breaking down

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videoThe repairs to the northeast interceptor are a step in the right direction, but the area's infrastructure is still stressing and straining and in some cases, breaking down. Full story...
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Whiteville: Poised for growth

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There's no doubt the Cape Fear region is growing. Over the next 12 years to 2020 the entire area will see more people, highways, construction -- all of the things that make for the fastest growing region in the state. Full story...
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Growth brings increase in gang activity

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videoA growing region can also mean increased crime. A little over a decade ago, gang activity in our area was unheard of. But gangs in our area are not becoming a problem, they are a problem. Full story...
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How does our area's growth compare with Myrtle Beach?

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videoWe continue our look into the future of our region by looking for some advice from folks who have already dealt with the kind of growth we're experiencing now. Full story...
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