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Happening this weekend: StriperFest Events
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 7:56am.

video The StriperFest fun begins Friday night and continues through Saturday. See the whole interview to get all the details on free fun!

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2014 means lights out for incandescent bulbs
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Tue, 12/31/2013 - 11:53pm.

videoCome tomorrow, the federal government is flipping the switch on the incandescent light bulb. By law, the production of the bulbs must stop across the country, so it's lights out for 60- and 40-watt incandescent bulbs.

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New natural gas power plant up and running
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 3:23pm.

videoThe new Duke Energy Progress natural gas plant is now up and running at the Sutton site on US 421 near Wilmington. The new plant replaced the retired coal plant Nov. 27.

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Transportation secretary blames environmentalists for bridge woes
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:55pm.

NC Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata says efforts to block construction of a replacement for the Bonner Bridge are to blame for the current problems.

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Buyer: No current plans to develop Hofmann Forest
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:48pm.

The proposed buyer of a massive research forest owned by North Carolina State University is distancing itself from a leaked prospectus suggesting it would clear cut much of the woodland for a golf course, homes and farms.

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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 10/30/2013 - 7:44am.

Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million.

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Climate panel: warming 'extremely likely' man-made
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 6:49am.

A landmark report by an international scientific panel says it's "extremely likely" that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.

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Titan gets air permit victory, but issue far from settled
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 4:20pm.

videoA state judge has ruled in favor of Titan America and the state, upholding the cement company's air permit from 2012 for its proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne.

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EPA to start Superfund cleanup at old P&W Waste Oil in Navassa
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 9:48am.

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials announced plans today to begin a Superfund hazardous substance removal at the P&W Waste Oil Superfund Site. The Site is located at 10518 Royster Road, Leland, Brunswick County, which is in Navassa city limits.

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NC hearing about ending some auto emissions tests
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 7:55am.

North Carolina's environment agency wants public input on plans to eliminate vehicle emissions testing for cars and light trucks that are less than three years old and have less than 70,000 miles.

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