Environment
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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:23pm.

video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells.

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Local leaders advocate for offshore wind
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:11pm.

Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina.

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New River Inlet project done
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 2:36pm.

videoThe Town of North Topsail Beach has successfully completed its New River Inlet Channel Realignment Project. This effort benefits commercial and recreational boaters and the residents of the Town who reside at its north end.

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McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 4:50pm.

video Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration that he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast.

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Tidal Creek Co-op offers electric car charging stations
Submitted by IE on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 5:13pm.

video Electric vehicle drivers can charge their battery while shopping for groceries at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. The specialty grocery store teamed up with Progress Energy Carolinas to install the charging stations across from their bio-fuel station.

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CFEDC addresses economic impact of Titan
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:47pm.

videoThe Titan Cement plant has been billed as a jobs creator for the Cape Fear region, but to this point no concrete studies had been performed to back that statement up. That is until the Cape Fear Economic Development Council stepped in and commissioned a study.

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Bellamy Mansion goes back to the future to save water
Submitted by IE on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:41pm.

video The more than 150-year-old Bellamy Mansion is becoming greener. Using old technology from when the mansion was first built, an irrigation company is reactivating the original brick water cistern.

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Sandy halts oyster harvesting in the Cape Fear area
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 10:19pm.

video Oyster season only opened a few weeks ago, but this past weekend the state's Marine Fisheries Division put a halt to harvesting in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties. Bill Moller, owner of Natures Way Farm and Seafood in Hampstead, says it has definitely hurt business.

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Cape Fear Museum welcomes mollusk mania
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 3:57pm.

Seashell enthusiast from all over North Carolina flocked to the Cape Fear Museum for the 2012 North Carolina Shell Show.

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Progress Energy to retire coal-fired power plant
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Sat, 09/15/2012 - 4:00pm.

North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas.

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