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Public hearing scheduled for Aug. 5 on Revised Air Permit for Titan Plant
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 8:50am.

Titan America/Carolinas Cement Co. has applied to modify its permit to operate a Portland cement manufacturing plant at 6411 Ideal Cement Road in Castle Hayne. The state Division of Air Quality has prepared a revised draft permit that sets limits for all applicable air quality standards for the proposed facility.

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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/25/2013 - 1:07pm.

What's often considered an annual environmental housecleaning bill in the North Carolina Legislature is drawing fierce criticism after some new provisions on hydraulic fracturing were added.

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Environmentalists question goal of 2011 Titan America land purchase
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 4:44pm.

video It appears Titan America is looking to cement its plans in New Hanover County. The company's plant near Castle Hayne may be one step closer to becoming economically viable thanks to a land purchase kept quiet for years.

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UPDATE: Wilmington residents outraged by stolen Venus Flytraps
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 5:13pm.

videoAlderman Park was a place that students from nearby Alderman Elementary could come to view the Venus Flytraps' beauty, and learn about the carnivorous plants, up until now.

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Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:18am.

videoTreatment will start next month to fight what the state calls a significant hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park, according to the NC Division of Parks and Recreation.

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Wilmington cleans up old gas station to spur redevelopment
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:49am.

videoThe City of Wilmington is clearing the site of an old gas station to help spur development in the neighborhood.

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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:09pm.

videoThe non-profit Ocean Conservancy's annual cleanup report ranks North Carolina fourth in the United States in the amount of waste picked up on public beaches and waterways.

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Verizon hosts annual electronics recycling event
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 3:22pm.

Tomorrow Wilmington's Verizon Wireless Call Center will host its annual Electronics Recycling Rally. Everything Verizon collects is sent to recyclers who dispose of the items and has zero effect on landfills.

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Environmentalists want slowdown on NC Senate bill
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:17pm.

North Carolina environmental groups want the Senate to slow down a bill that would roll back state and local environmental regulations that are tougher than federal standards.

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Local salon clips for world record attempt, Surfrider Foundation
Submitted by Randy Aldridge on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 8:37am.

A Wilmington salon joins forces with an international organization in an effort to set a world record, all to raise funds for clean water. Hypnotix Spalon is teaming up with Aveda for a global cut-a-thon on Earth Day to attempt the world record for the most money raised for hair cuts in a 24-hour period.

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