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NC Senate bill adds divisive new fracking measures

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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. Full story...
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Environmentalists question goal of 2011 Titan America land purchase

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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. Full story...
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UPDATE: Wilmington residents outraged by stolen Venus Flytraps

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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. Full story...
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Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington cleans up old gas station to spur redevelopment

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videoThe City of Wilmington is clearing the site of an old gas station to help spur development in the neighborhood. Full story...
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Report: NC beaches, waterways had fourth most trash in US

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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. Full story...
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Verizon hosts annual electronics recycling event

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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. Full story...
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Environmentalists want slowdown on NC Senate bill

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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. Full story...
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Local salon clips for world record attempt, Surfrider Foundation

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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. Full story...
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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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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. Full story...
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Local leaders advocate for offshore wind

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Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina. Full story...
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New River Inlet project done

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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. Full story...
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McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast

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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. Full story...
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Tidal Creek Co-op offers electric car charging stations

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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. Full story...
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CFEDC addresses economic impact of Titan

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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. Full story...
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