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Cape Fear River

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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Body found in Cape Fear River identified

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videoWilmington Police are investigating the discovery of a woman's body in the Cape Fear River Sunday. The surprising discovery happened several hours before thousands of people packed in to Downtown Wilmington to see the city's 4th of July fireworks show. Full story...
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If you build it...

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videoNothing says spring like the crack of the bat at a baseball game. That sound could soon be heard along the riverfront in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Volunteers clean up Island Number 13

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videoDozens of volunteers from across the community took to the river Sunday to rid one island of trash. The Cape Fear River Watch organized the event that had plenty of helping hands. Full story...
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