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Gulf Oil Spill

Oil spill demo raises concerns about offshore drilling

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Beach go-ers witnessed an oil spill on Wrightsville Beach today, complete with Hazmat workers and injured marine life. Full story...
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BP's Gulf of Mexico oil well declared "dead"

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BP's blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico has finally been killed once and for all, five months after an explosion sank a drilling rig and led to the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Full story...
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Cape Fear Green Building Alliance hosts Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fundraiser

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Saturday the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance put on an oil spill fundraiser. The alliance had a book sale featuring "Carolina Preserves". Full story...
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Oil spill shows importance of UNCW facility

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videoThe UNCW Center for Marine Science is home to some of the leading minds in their field. Today it hosted leaders from emergency management and higher education across the state to showcase its resources and show how its able to respond to a disaster like an oil spill. Full story...
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The Gulf oil leak is stopped

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BP says oil has stopped leaking into the Gulf of Mexico for the first time since April. Full story...
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Local, state, federal leaders meet to discuss oil concerns

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video More than 60 emergency managers, mayors and local officials met with representatives from Raleigh and Washington today to review their course of action if any oil were to come up the coast, even though the chances of that happening are slim. Full story...
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Boys' lemons aid Gulf Coast fisherman

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videoSix-year-olds Hunter and Fisher Marshall went online with their mom and found a fisherman in great need of financial help. They have raised close to $200 selling lemonade. Full story...
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CB restaurant stops selling oysters, blames oil spill

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videoThe oil spill that has shut down oyster beds along the Gulf Coast is affecting businesses in Carolina Beach and forcing customers to choose something else off the menu. Full story...
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Though risk is low, state, locals prepare for oil from Gulf

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video With oil spilling in large quantities in the Gulf of Mexico, some locals are concerned that it will eventually get to our beaches. The chances that it will are small, but just in case, North Carolina is taking steps to prepare for its effects. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gulf oil spill impacting local BP business

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video Although the Gulf oil spill has not reached the Carolina coast, the disaster is affecting our gas pumps. We called three BP franchise owners today to find out how the oil spill is affecting their business. Full story...
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