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State releases Titan draft air permit

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The North Carolina Division of Air Quality has released a draft air permit for the planned Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. residents discuss new trash pick-up plan with county officials

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video Folks in New Hanover County were talking trash Tuesday night. The first of three town hall meetings was held today to discuss New Hanover County's proposed plan for the future of waste collection. Though the proposed recommendation would include new services like curbside recycling, some residents say there's no reason to change the current system. Full story...
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New Hanover getting jump on July deadline to keep electronics out of dump

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videoTechnology is constantly advancing. Soon you may want to replace your flat screen tv with a 3D set. Or maybe you want to dump your desktop computer for an iPad. Come July, though, if you get a new electronic, you can't just throw away the old one. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant opens doors to media

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For the first time ever, cameras were allowed inside of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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Students get expert advice on starting garden

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Kids at a Wilmington elementary school got some expert help planting the seeds of learning. The staff from Airlie Gardens visited College Park Elementary today to help create a garden on campus. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners to talk pollution with EPA

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County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Commissioner Rick Catlin are on their way to Washington, DC, to talk to the EPA about the region's air quality. Full story...
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Commercial fishermen gather in Burgaw to protest game-fish bill

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Commercial fishermen gathered in Burgaw today to protest a bill that would keep them from catching certain types of fish. Full story...
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Hundreds gather to celebrate Wilmington Earth Day

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Hugh MacRae Park was packed Saturday with people celebrating our planet. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Orton owner told to stop work on wetlands

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videoFor nearly a year, the gates at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County have been locked. Now we are finding out more about what's going on behind the iron bars, and some if it may land the owner in trouble Full story...
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Cars get clean and go green with rain water

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Cape Fear Rain Water Harvesting used rain water collected off their roof to wash cars for free on Saturday. Full story...
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More dead, injured pelicans along Topsail Beach

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video It looks like it's happening once again. More dead and injured pelicans have washed ashore Topsail Beach. Deborah Woody, a volunteer with the Possumwood Acres Wildlife Santuary says in the past two weeks alone, there have been more than 20 dead and injured pelicans found along the beach. Full story...
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NC Big Sweep wins big grant

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A group that helps keep North Carolina clean has won a grant to support its work. Full story...
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Carolinas utilities report radiation from Japan

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Electric utilities in North Carolina and South Carolina report they have detected trace radiation from Japan's nuclear reactor accidents that followed an earthquake and tsunami. Full story...
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Prescribed burn planned at Halyburton Park

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The burn of about 30 acres will help reduce the risk of wildfires, benefit plants and animals that need fire to thrive, promote plant species that attract wildlife and restores a natural element of long leaf pine forest. Full story...
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3rd Annual "90 days to Earth day"

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video Kevin Murphy has been picking up trash in the Cape Fear area for years. He's a fifth grade teacher at St. Mary's and the director of the non-profit organization, Ocean Cure. Three years ago, he decided to start the "90 Days to Earth Day" challenge. Full story...
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