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DENR reclassifies Sutton Lake, raises dam hazard level

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video State regulators have reclassified Sutton Lake in New Hanover County in a move that environmentalists hope means greater protection from possible pollution from a nearby power plant. Full story...
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NC orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans

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videoNorth Carolina regulators have ordered Duke Energy to resubmit its proposal for assessing the extent of groundwater contamination leaking from 33 coal ash dumps across the state after deeming the company's current plans "inadequate." Full story...
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NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections

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Hearing officers who studied public comments on fracking in North Carolina are recommending that rules be revised to allow unannounced inspections of hydraulic fracturing operations. The report was prepared by three members of the state Mining and Energy Commission for the full board to consider at meetings starting Thursday. Full story...
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NCDOT recommends sponsoring highway clean-up

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A study by the N.C. Board of Transportation is suggesting sponsorship for highway litter removal and rest areas, as well as increasing certain fees as a means of easing the burden on taxpayer funds for services it provides. The recommendations were released on Wednesday after the NCDOT study which was directed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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New committee meets to discuss plastic bags in Carolina Beach

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videoTonight was the first meeting of the Carolina Beach Plastic Bag Committee. The group was put in place by the town council to research the plastic bag problem in the area. Full story...
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Environmental groups want dam hazard ratings raised at Sutton Lake

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videoEnvironmental groups have asked state regulators to raise the dam hazard ratings for the coal ash dams at Duke Energy's L.V. Sutton Plant in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Dozens of dead sharks wash ashore in Oak Island

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video It was a shocking sight for some residents of Oak Island on the beach yesterday when about 50 sharks were lying by the shore dead. Dozens of sharks washed ashore ranging anywhere between 1 to 4 feet in size, now the NC Division of Marine Fisheries investigated the situation and they think they know the cause. Full story...
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Duke Energy creates $10 million waterway fund

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Duke Energy says it's creating a $10 million fund for programs to improve and promote water quality and conservation in five states. Duke president Lynn Good said Wednesday the fund reflects the company's commitment to the environment. Nonprofit groups and local governments in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia can apply for the money. Full story...
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NC Shell Show displays shells from all over the world

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video The Cape Fear Museum had quite an unique assortment of shells this weekend for the Annual North Carolina Shell Show. Full story...
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Pisgah Inn operator gets 10-year contract

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The operator of Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been awarded a contract to operate for another 10 years. Bruce O'Connell told the Asheville Citizen-Times he plans to make improvements to the inn now that he has won the contract again. Full story...
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