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NCDOT recommends sponsoring highway clean-up

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A study by the N.C. Board of Transportation is suggesting sponsorship for highway litter removal and rest areas, as well as increasing certain fees as a means of easing the burden on taxpayer funds for services it provides. The recommendations were released on Wednesday after the NCDOT study which was directed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Volunteers needed for the 2013 Big Sweep

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video Leaders in New Hanover County need your help to clean up nearly 40 miles of waterway for this year's Big Sweep. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach works on plan to enforce smoking ban on beach

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video Last fall Wrightsville Beach became the first non-smoking beach in North Carolina. Now town leaders are deciding how to enforce the ban. Full story...
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Woman collects more than 40,000 butts off beach; says ban is necessary

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videoThe warmer weather means it's finally beach season, and that means thousands of people will make their way to Wrightsville Beach. As the town prepares for the 2012 tourist season, the Board of Aldermen are also considering a new smoking ban. Locals say they plan to speak out about this ban tonight at a public hearing. Full story...
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NC program aimed at removing litter from highways

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The state of North Carolina is launching a new program to rid some of its busiest highways of trash. Full story...
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Earth Day arrives a day early

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Although tomorrow is officially Earth Day, concerned students, faculty and staff teamed up to prove that every day is Earth Day by cleaning up trash around Cape Fear Community College's North Campus and Blue Clay Road. Full story...
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NC Big Sweep wins big grant

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A group that helps keep North Carolina clean has won a grant to support its work. Full story...
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Woman stands alone in community clean-up

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video One Wilmington woman is on a mission to clean up the streets. Lola James is a lady who knows that big changes start with small steps. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington woman looking for help tackling trash problem

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video Lola James has lived in Wilmington her entire life. She is organizing an event to finally get some of the trash picked up off the streets. Full story...
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Holiday Weekends mean more litter at beaches

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Memorial Day weekend is in many ways the start of summer, and at our beaches the start of tourism season. But, with more people at the beaches - there's also more litter. Full story...
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