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Brunswick County Schools to start testing reverse osmosis systems

In the coming days, Brunswick County Schools will start testing two Reverse Osmosis Filtration systems.

Town of Belville plans to appeal H2GO decision

After a Brunswick County judge ruled last week that the transfer of H2GO to the Town of Belville was "unlawful, void, and no effect," the Town of Belville plans to appeal the decision. 

Updated consent order requires Chemours to analyze GenX in Cape Fear River

In a move some environmental groups call an 'important first step', the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality today filed a Revised Consent Order that will hold Chemours accountable for PFAS contamination, including GenX, in the Cape Fear Region.

CFPUA files motion to intervene in state’s lawsuit against Chemours

CFPUA has filed a motion to intervene in the NC Department of Environmental Quality's lawsuit against Chemours, claiming the proposed consent order does not do enough to protect the water in our area.

NC State researchers to hold meeting to discuss GenX blood test results

Researchers from North Carolina State University will present initial blood test results from the GenX exposure study at a public meeting Tuesday night.

CFPUA approves contracts to filter GenX and other compounds

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board approved two contracts to begin filtering PFAS at the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. 

Cape Fear River Watch presenting film, discussion about water and GenX

On Thursday, Cape Fear River Watch will show a film about the drinking water crisis in West Virginia and the introduction of GenX in the Cape Fear River.

White, Saffo send letter to Chemours requesting community meeting

As the quality of water in the Lower Cape Fear River continues to be a topic of conversation, New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington is once again requesting a meeting with Chemours, the company responsible for GenX.

State not consulted before Chemours offered ‘quick fix’ to tainted well homeowners

A decision by Chemours to offer granular activated carbon filtration systems to nearby residents with tainted well water was not approved by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

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Wilmington start-up gets $276K research grant for device to help recovering opioid users

A Wilmington-based start up company has joined the fight against opioid addiction, and celebrated one of its first milestones Thursday.

Local seniors to be featured in Wilmington ’60 strong’ Calendar

In a partnership with Wilmington Health, 12 seniors from across the area have been chosen to appear as pin ups in the 2021 Wilmington 60 Strong Calendar. 

Local protesters march for ‘justice’ and ‘change’ after ruling in Breonna Taylor’s death

There were protests in Louisville and across the country overnight following the ruling in the death of Breonna Taylor. A protest is happening in downtown Wilmington.

Trump promoting health care ‘vision’ in swing state NC

President Donald Trump is laying out his health care agenda Thursday amid a global pandemic and growing uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era law he vowed to replace with a much better plan, but never did.