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Energy

Using wind for power

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videoIt works for sail boats and kites. Scientists say wind can power houses and water wells, too. A panel of experts, who say we should be taking advantage of wind power, fielded questions from residents in Surf City last night. 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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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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