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Thousands of gallons of untreated wastewater discharged into Cape Fear River

Aqua North Carolina reports 7,500 gallons of untreated wastewater has been discharged into an unnamed tributary of the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County.

CFPUA: Growing water needs leads to additional raw water line

Work on a joint project with Brunswick County and Lower Cape Fear Water and Sewer Authority (LCFWASA) to meet the region’s growing water needs is scheduled to start in November, according to Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.
The sign at the Chemours facility near Fayetteville (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY)

Report: PFAS levels in river nearly 1,000 times than ‘health goal’ before 2017

A recent report shows the total concentration of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in the Cape Fear River was nearly 1,000 times more than the state’s recommended “health goal” level for GenX before 2017.

Utilities operations back to normal after spill, Kuraray releases statement

Brunswick County is alerting residents and water costumers of a spill from the Chemours Fayetteville Works industrial site.

Battleship gets $400,000 grant to address flooding problem

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded Battleship North Carolina a grant of up to $400,000 to address flooding using nature-based infrastructure.

Football team bands together to help teammates rebuild after Florence

Last year the Pender patriots went 1-10 after a season interrupted by Hurricane Florence. They're hoping to improve this year under the leadership of some strong senior players.

Coast Guard temporarily closes section of the Cape Fear River

The Coast Guard has closed a section of the Cape Fear River, south of downtown Wilmington, while crews begin to permanently raise the power lines crossing the river this week.

HGTV nominates Wilmington design-build firm as Designer of the Year

A Wilmington based design-build firm was nominated as a finalist for HGTV’S Designer of the Year awards.

Crews recover body in Cape Fear River days after boater went missing

Just before 4 a.m., crews were alerted of a possible body in the water near the Person street boat ramp.

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