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Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River gets routine dredging

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video Just like the roads in our area, the Cape Fear River needs some regular work to keep traffic flowing. That's what's going on now near downtown. Despite the need for the regular dredging, some people oppose the work. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

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Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Diligence closed to tours during maintenance

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a draw along downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk, but for the next several months it will not be open to visitors. Full story...
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Crews continue to search for missing diver near Southport

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videoRescue crews are still looking for a missing diver that was last seen in the Cape Fear River near Southport. Rescuers say he was an experienced diver and was very familiar with the area. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Danny Stump went missing Saturday afternoon. Witnesses say he was last seen diving a few yards offshore looking for ancient artifacts. Full story...
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Reopening of the Cape Fear River

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The United States Coast Guard has modified Port Condition Zulu for the Cape Fear River. This modification now indicates all navigable waters within the Port of Wilmington are now open to vessel traffic with the exception of the Cape Fear River Entrance Channel. Full story...
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Hot weather, drought conditions contribute to algal blooms in Cape Fear River

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The hot and dry weather that has dominated the area over the last several weeks is contributing to extensive algal blooms in the Cape Fear River and the Northeast Cape Fear River, according to officials with the NC Division of Water Quality. Full story...
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Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington

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Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington. Full story...
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Coast Guard advises of dredging operations on Cape Fear River

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The Coast Guard is advising mariners that dredging operations will be conducted on the Cape Fear River from February 18 to April 30. Full story...
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CFPUA: 23,000 gallons of treated sewage spills Monday

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority responded to and remedied a treated effluent bypass which occurred on January 3rd at the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant. Full story...
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Swollen Cape Fear spills into downtown

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Water Street in Downtown Wilmington is known for its proximity to the water. But today it really lived up to its name. Full story...
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Flooding, high tide float Battleship NC

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All that extra water coming into the river and a lunar high tide this morning caused the Battleship North Carolina to float. Full story...
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Water St. could flood this afternoon

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Due to a combination of excessive rain and a high tide, the National Weather Service has advised that flooding of up to two feet is expected today on Water Street. Full story...
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SE NC gets $22 million from feds for waterway projects

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Southeastern North Carolina is getting more than $22 million from the federal government for beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Wilmington Port. Full story...
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Tourists spotted body in river, called 911

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video A couple vacationing from Raleigh told us they were walking along the Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington Sunday. They looked into the river about 20 feet from the Hilton, and saw Joanne Dacuno floating face down. Full story...
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UPDATE: Autopsy results back on woman found in river; friends remember her life

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video Friends say 26-year-old Joanne Dacuno was vacationing with friends here in Wilmington. They say she was known as the girl with the big smile and caring soul. Full story...
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