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Cape Fear River

Is something growing in the Cape Fear River?

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videoIf you live in Southeastern North Carolina the Cape Fear River is likely your drinking water. Could algae be tainting it? Kemp Burdette the Cape Fear Riverkeeper says runoff from animal farms give the cape fear the nutrients it needs for algae to grow. Full story...
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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River

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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. Full story...
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Dredging creates a bird refuge

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video Eight islands in the Cape Fear prohibit people, so another species can call them home. It's a spot on the Cape Fear River normally closed off to the public. Lindsay Addison researches and tracks 20 different species of birds on eight different islands. Full story...
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Man who was spotted swimming, drifting in Cape Fear River cited

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videoPolice say a man who was spotted swimming in the Cape Fear River near Downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk early Sunday was cited after he went under several times before finally getting out safely. Full story...
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Robeson Co. deputy, woman killed in jet ski accident on Cape Fear River

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videoInvestigators say two bodies were pulled from the Cape Fear River near Elizabethtown after an apparent jet ski accident. Full story...
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Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash at Cape Fear plant

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North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Owner blames logs in river for sinking his boat, business

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videoA boat docked in the Cape Fear River sank last night...And is still there today. Crews spent hours this afternoon trying to salvage the boat named Sea Star. Full story...
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Man waiting to light old quarantine platform that killed wife last year

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videoEd pierce planned to light an old quarantine platform in the Cape Fear River near Southport this weekend, but his attorney says he needs to file the appropriate paperwork before installing the lights. Full story...
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Coast Guard can't remove platform in river, but victim's husband plans to light it

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video The Coast Guard says it cannot remove, mark or light an old quarantine platform in the Cape Fear River near Southport where a woman died in a boat accident last year. But the woman's husband says that won't keep him from doing something about it. Full story...
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Work to start in November on bridges filling in Wilmington Bypass

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videoA pair of new bridges are on their way across the Cape Fear River. Construction of one of the final legs of the Wilmington Bypass will begin soon with twin spans over the river between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Full story...
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WPD cites Lejeune Marine for jumping into river

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videoWilmington Police cited a Camp Lejeune Marine last week for jumping into and swimming across the Cape Fear River. A police department spokeswoman says officers responded around 1:49 a.m. Friday to a call about someone jumping into the river in the 100 block of Water Street downtown. Full story...
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Environmental groups file suit about Sutton Plant pollution

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videoEnvironmental groups today filed a federal lawsuit against Duke Energy Progress. They want the power company to clean up its toxic coal ash pollution of Sutton Lake near Wilmington and coal ash pollution of groundwater at its Sutton Plant. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Steamboats on the Cape Fear

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video In Wilmington's early years, its prosperity was directly tied to business coming in and out of port. Steamboats made it easier to get goods up and down the rivers of Eastern NC. Full story...
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Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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McIntyre asks Coast Guard to help remove platform in Cape Fear River

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre has joined a Wilmington man's fight to get rid of an old concrete platform near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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