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Energy

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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Drivers look to alternative fuels

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videoSome drivers are looking at alternatives to filling their tanks. One local alternative is bio-diesel, made from bio-degradeable fats and oils. Full story...
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Charter fishing on decline in face of fuel costs

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videoGrab your fishing rod, bait and tackle -- fishing season is upon us. But recent weather, and more importantly, fuel prices, have some charter fishermen concerned for the coming months. Full story...
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NC plant to make electricity from poultry waste

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A Pennsylvania company has chosen a site in eastern North Carolina to build a plant that will produce electricity from poultry waste. Full story...
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Local truck drivers pulling rigs off road

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Oil company CEOs went before Congress today to discuss sky-rocketing fuel prices. The soaring costs are hitting truckers hard. An independent trucker's strike has already broken out sporadically in several cities across the country from Los Angeles to New Jersey. Full story...
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More people stealing gas

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Gas is going up and drivers are beating a hasty retreat from the pump, so quickly that they're neglecting to pay in increasing numbers. Full story...
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Poll: Gas prices, public transportation top issues in NC

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A new transportation poll shows that gas prices and public transportation are the most important issues among North Carolina residents. Full story...
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Wilmington kids go green

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It's never too early to start going green. The Wilmington Fit for Fun Center hosted a "go green, be keen" even Friday for children up to five years old. They learned about animals, recycling and how to plant seeds. Full story...
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High prices hurt gas station owners, too

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Early predictions say gas prices could reach somewhere in the $4 mark by summertime. And it's not just the drivers rising prices are hurting. Full story...
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Gas could hit $4 a gallon by Memorial Day

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By late winter drivers typically get a break from rising gas prices before the summer's busy driving season. But if trends continue, costs could reach beyond $4 a gallon by Memorial Day. Full story...
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Gas prices to skyrocket this spring

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If you're looking forward to spring, the government has news that may make you wish winter would stick around. Full story...
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Gov. Easley to announce energy initiative at forum

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Gov. Mike Easley will announce what his office calls a major energy initiative at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh. Full story...
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Going Green in the Port City

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videoIt seems more and more people are going green, but one Wilmington family has taken it to a whole new level and they want others to do the same. Full story...
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Neighbors oppose plan to build 3 wind turbines in coastal N.C.

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A couple that wants to build three electricity-generating wind turbines in rural North Carolina is facing opposition from neighbors. Full story...
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Drought could force nuclear-plant shutdowns

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Utility officials say nuclear reactors in the Southeast could be forced to temporarily shut down this year because of the drought. Full story...
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