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Cape Fear River

Wilmington riverfront voted best in US

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videoIt's official. Wilmington has the best riverfront in the United States. The downtown riverfront got the most votes in USA Today's 10Best Riverfronts in America poll. Full story...
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Search for man who jumped in Cape Fear River to resume in morning

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Witnesses say they saw a white man jumped into the river, and started to float up the river towards the Coast Guard Diligence before losing sight of him. Full story...
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Happening Tomorrow: US Open King Mackerel Tournament

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videoHappening tomorrow the 2014 US Open King Mackerel Tournament kicks off in Southport. Join more than 400 boats filled with anglers hoping to reel in a King that nabs the Grand Prize of $25,000. The event began 34 years ago and is now considered one of the premiere fishing events on the East Coast. Full story...
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Wilmington in running for best riverfront

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videoUSA Today is ranking some of the nation's best riverfronts, and Wilmington is in the running. There are 20 American riverfronts in the contest, but only the top 10 will make the list. Full story...
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Is something growing in the Cape Fear River?

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videoIf you live in Southeastern North Carolina the Cape Fear River is likely your drinking water. Could algae be tainting it? Kemp Burdette the Cape Fear Riverkeeper says runoff from animal farms give the cape fear the nutrients it needs for algae to grow. Full story...
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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River

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A potentially toxic blue-green algae that caused the shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, has been found in the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1, near the water intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover counties' water systems. Full story...
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Dredging creates a bird refuge

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video Eight islands in the Cape Fear prohibit people, so another species can call them home. It's a spot on the Cape Fear River normally closed off to the public. Lindsay Addison researches and tracks 20 different species of birds on eight different islands. Full story...
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Man who was spotted swimming, drifting in Cape Fear River cited

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videoPolice say a man who was spotted swimming in the Cape Fear River near Downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk early Sunday was cited after he went under several times before finally getting out safely. Full story...
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Robeson Co. deputy, woman killed in jet ski accident on Cape Fear River

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videoInvestigators say two bodies were pulled from the Cape Fear River near Elizabethtown after an apparent jet ski accident. Full story...
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Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash at Cape Fear plant

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North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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