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Cape Fear River

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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Man runs from police, jumps into Cape Fear River

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video An assault investigation downtown led to a search after a police say a man ran from them and jumped into the Cape Fear River. It happened Friday morning around 1:15 a.m. Full story...
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Old logs in river a sunken treasure for one company

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video There's much more to the Cape Fear River than meets the eye. Beneath the surface, there's hundreds of years of history that one local company is turning into a flourishing business. Underneath the murky Cape Fear River water, there's a hidden treasure. Full story...
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Police identify suspect who threatened to jump in river

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Wilmington Police have released the name of a man they say threatened to jump into the Cape Fear River yesterday after a chase. Jaqun Orlando Copeland, 20, is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and three felony counts of probation violations. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police arrest man who threatened to jump into river following chase

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Police have a man in custody after they say he threatened to jump into the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington after a foot chase. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' flying over Cape Fear River; other productions along for the ride

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video Hollywood East is alive and well. At least Four productions are actively filming in the Cape Fear, and one more with big names is on the way. Full story...
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UPDATE: Case closed on body found in Cape Fear River

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Police have concluded their investigation into the body found in the Cape Fear River on Sunday. Full story...
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