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Cape Fear River

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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Wilmington man honors wife one year after death in boating accident

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video Ed and Barbara Pierce and two friends were sailing after dark when they hit a concrete platform, killing Barbara. Now, Ed has made it his mission to get the platform marked or destroyed. Full story...
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Coast Guard looks at options to fix buckling Wilmington bulkhead

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video Wilmington has long been designated as a Coast Guard City, but the Coast Guard says some major work needs to be done along the section of the riverfront the Cutter Diligence calls home. Full story...
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Timeline for new Cape Fear crossing pushed back

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The timeline for another crossing of the Cape Fear River has been pushed back again. At a meeting Monday of the Cape Fear Crossing Work Group, consultants from URS Corp. said a draft of the environmental impact study will be completed in spring 2016, and a final study will be approved in the summer of 2017. Full story...
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StarNews: Henrietta sent to Norfolk for facelift

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A lovely lady has left town for a $100,000 facelift. And she's not afraid to admit it. The Henrietta III, a riverboat normally docked on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, has been moved to a dry dock in Norfolk, Va., to undergo some general maintenance and repair work. Full story...
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Tunnel will be considered for new Cape Fear crossing

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video A meeting meant to kickstart the building of another crossing of the Cape Fear River between Brunswick County and Wilmington put the option of a tunnel on the table while showcasing local officials’ wariness of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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