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Cardboard boat races attract hundreds to Lake Waccamaw

videoThe weather was perfect this weekend for all types of water-sports, even...cardboard boat racing? That's right. Hundreds of people soaked up the sun at Lake Waccamaw for the North Carolina Cardboard Boat Championship races. The challenge was to design and build a human-powered, cardboard boat that could finish, and stay afloat, during a 200-yard course around the lake. A few folks even put their imaginations to work while building.

Teams ready to sink or swim at NC Cardboard Boat Championships

video A boat race of a different kind is happening tomorrow at Lake Waccamaw. The event shows all sorts of ships will sail even if you don't think they can hold water. For some it leads to a smile. While it leaves others with a sinking feeling.

Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start

videoTreatment will start next month to fight what the state calls a significant hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park, according to the NC Division of Parks and Recreation.

Return to sender: USPS decides to hold off on cutting hours at several area post offices

videoAfter announcing Thursday that it would scale back hours at several post offices in southeastern North Carolina, the Postal Service reversed course Thursday night.

EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Southern Farm Days

videoThe 5th Annual Southern Farm Days is happening this weekend. The festival features exhibits and activities that showcase why life on a Carolina farm is so great.

Non-native plants threatening area ecosystem

video From the backyards of Wilmington to the waters of Lake Waccamaw environmentalists are spreading the message of invasive species faster than Kudzu.

Two busted for operating marijuana grow house in Lake Waccamaw

video Two people have been arrested for manufacturing marijuana in a home in Lake Waccamaw.

Accident involving 18-wheeler keeps crews busy for hours overnight

An accident involving an 18-wheeler kept crews busy overnight on US 74 near Lake Waccamaw.

Public meeting will consider hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park

video Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic plant that can create nearly impenetrable mats of stems and leaves on a lake’s surface. An invasive species from central Africa, hydrilla impedes recreational use of waterways, crowds out native vegetation and can ultimately harm fish and other aquatic species. Its spread is often attributed to boats that are trailered from one lake to another.

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