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Resident organization hopes to stop Titan Cement plant

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videoConcerned residents spoke to county commissioners at a meeting today. While an official contract hasn't been signed, Governor Easley has officially announced Titan America's plan to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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City of Wilmington going green

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videoThe city of Wilmington is doing its part to help the area be a little greener. Full story...
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Recent rain leads to shellfish restrictions

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The large amount of rainfall we’ve received in the last couple of days has caused large amounts of polluted storm water runoff to flow into local waterways. Due to the danger, the Division of Marine Fisheries has closed some shellfish areas. Full story...
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New Hanover students develop low-flow toilet

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videoSome New Hanover County students are making a difference for the environment outside the classroom. And it all started with an unlikely source. Full story...
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Local farmer growing crops for fuel

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People all over the country are doing what they can to offset the rising fuel prices. One farmer in our area has an idea -- why not grow it? Full story...
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New stormawater run-off rules cause concern

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Thursday we told you about new state rules proposed to protect coastal waterways from stormwater run-off. Some members of the North Carolina Coastal Federation have concerns about how the rules are being received by county commissioners. Full story...
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Stormwater run-off major threat to waterways

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Stormwater run-off is a major threat to our waterways. Many tidal creeks are so polluted you can't swim in or collect shellfish from them. Full story...
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Groups ask for help cleaning beaches

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Before the summer rush to the beach...some local groups want you to help clean it up. Full story...
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Brunswick County boil water advisory lifted

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A drinking water advisory has been lifted for some Brunswick County residents this morning caused by a water line break. Full story...
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Local waterways face constant pollution threat

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videoWith all of our regional growth researchers say local waterways face the constant threat of pollution. Doing your part to protect them may be easier than you think. Full story...
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2007 driest year on record for NC

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video2007 was the driest year on record in North Carolina. In Wilmington we finished off the year almost two feet below normal. 2008 has gotten off to a wetter start, which is good news for area lakes including Jordan Lake, which is our main water source. Full story...
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20 years later coal spill to be cleaned up

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videoTwenty years after a train derailment in Columbus County officials are finally looking into ways to clean up the mess left behind. Full story...
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Cape Fear River swimming area contaminated

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videoSwimmers beware: county officials have deemed a popular Cape Fear River swimming site unsafe. Researchers say the waters are contaminated. Full story...
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Scrap metal facility under investigation

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videoIt all started about two weeks ago when residents of the nearby New Hope trailer park community complained to authorities about excessive noise and fumes. Full story...
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NC facing honeybee shortage

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videoMuch of the food we eat is a direct result of honeybee pollination. But North Carolina faces a honeybee shortage. This means more and more farmers crops are suffering. Full story...
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