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New Hanover Co. has some of the lowest ozone levels in the state

New Hanover County residents can breathe a bit easier, with the recent announcement that the county’s ozone levels are some of the lowest in the state. That’s according to Tom Mather, spokesman for the North Carolina Division of Air Quality.

Group rallies in opposition to Titan, air permit

videoOver a hundred residents of New Hanover County gathered today to rally in opposition to Titan. The cement company took a significant step towards coming to Castle Hayne earlier this week when they were issued an air quality permit by the DAQ. Protestors say they are not happy with the permit and plan to end the momentum that Titan is building.

Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public’s health in coastal counties

The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender.

Smoke from Dare Co. fire continues down coast

Smoke from a Dare County wildfire fire is causing air quality problems for residents as far south as Brunswick County.

Wildfire brings air quality alert to parts of NC

An air quality advisory is in effect for northeastern North Carolina as smoke from a wildfire in Dare County continues drifting northward.

Community speaks out on Wilmington air quality

video The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources held a public meeting Tuesday night to discuss air quality in the Cape Fear. Since federal air quality standards were changed last June, parts of the region do not meet the new requirements.

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Part of Independence Boulevard shut down due to retention pond flooding

The Wilmington Police Department has shutdown a section to of Independence Boulevard due to flooding caused by a retention pong.

FUN: Children’s Museum of Wilmington Mud Day

The event will be June 25 and 26 from 9a.m. to 12p.m. 

New Hanover County inspector provides insight into Miami building collapse

A deadly apartment building collapse in Florida has many asking what caused the tragedy, and a local building inspector is offering some perspective.

Two-vehicle accident impacts traffic near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Wilmington Police and emergency personnel responded to multiple calls of a traffic accident in the area of the Martin Luther King Parkway and the Isabel Holmes Bridge Thursday night.