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State to test drinking supplies for chemicals emerging as risks

North Carolina environmental regulators will start testing the state's major supplies of drinking water to learn whether people are ingesting industrial chemicals whose health effects are poorly understood, a state official said Friday.

Wilmington residents complain of cat pee smell

North Carolina environmental officials are trying to discover the cause of a cat urine smell in a coastal city where residents say the odor is overwhelming on some days.

Brunswick County receives additional GenX test results

Samples taken June 29 showed no detectable level of GenX in treated water from the 211 Water Treatment Plant at 0 parts per trillion (ppt).

CFPUA: Still no response from EPA, DEQ regarding GenX

Although we still do not have test results, or any solid answers regarding GenX in the Cape Fear River, the CFPUA says it's doing what it can to get answers from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Environmental Quality.

NCDEQ collects water samples to test for Genx

The Cape Fear River is getting a lot of attention.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

The New Hanover County school board held a special meeting on Monday to discuss whether or not to allow elementary schools to move to full-time in-person learning.

Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

Flooding is always a major concern along the coast during hurricane season. In Carolina Beach, occasional flooding has been happening over the past several years when there isn't a cloud in the sky.

Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.