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Boy’s death led to detection of brain-eating amoeba in water

An investigation into a 6-year-old boy's death led to the detection of a brain-eating amoeba in a Houston-area city's water supply, health officials confirmed this weekend.

NHCS installs reverse osmosis water coolers

New Hanover County Schools has installed bottle-less water coolers at schools currently serviced by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. 

Voluntary water restrictions lifted for Monterey Heights system

With summer ending Monday, CFPUA is lifting a voluntary water conservation advisory for customers served by the Monterey Heights Water System.

Boil water advisory issued for portion of Castle Hayne

CFPUA has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Shearin Hills area in Castle Hayne, effective immediately Monday.

Permit for water treatment system issued for Chemours site

North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality has issued a permit for a water treatment system at the Chemours Fayetteville Works site to remove so-called forever chemicals from a contaminated stream.

Pender County schools in need of bottled water donations

With COVID-19 restrictions keeping water foundations and bottle refilling stations closed, Pender County Schools want to make sure students are staying hydrated.

CFPUA to test new program that keeps some water access for unpaid accounts

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will soon have a new program for customers who may find themselves falling behind on payments. Instead of completely cutting off water services, CFPUA would install a device that provides a restricted flow of water for delinquent accounts.

Boil water advisory scheduled for Independence Mall

A precautionary boil water advisory has been scheduled for Independence Mall at 3500 Oleander Drive beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday. 

Whitmer: $600M Flint water deal a step toward making amends

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends.

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Young UNCW Women’s Basketball team facing challenges head on

It's been a summer and fall full of challenges for the UNCW Women's Basketball team. Two weeks ago practice was shut down due to a covid-19 cluster, cutting off-season workouts short.

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, and have stolen data from at least two servers.

Local experts weigh in ahead of second and final presidential debate

The stage is set for the second and final presidential debate Thursday night.

State urges New Hanover County to further enforce Covid restrictions

Governor Cooper sent a letter to County Commissioners Wednesday, classifying New Hanover County as "an area of concern," and asking leaders to consider additional local action.