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Swimming alert issued for portion of Bald Head Island

A swimming alert has been issued at a sound-side site in Brunswick County that showed levels of bacteria higher than the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

State’s DEQ secretary discusses water quality issues in the Port City

Water quality has been a hot button topic in the Cape Fear, lately. One leading voice behind the state's Department of Environmental Quality was in Wilmington Tuesday. 

Carolina Beach leaders vote on water quality study, speed limit changes

The Town of Carolina Beach is taking steps to improve water quality and storm water runoff.

Researchers release year-long findings on White Lake’s water quality

Hundreds of fish began washing up dead in the Town of White Lake last May. Almost a year later, we now have a better idea of what may have caused it and the current status of the lake.

EPA outlines plan for dealing with toxic chemicals in water

Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday that it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water in several states.

Conference sheds light on timeline of GenX, still more to be done

Working together to protect the Cape Fear River, that is the theme of this year's Cape Fear River Assembly's Educational Conference.

Input wanted on changes to rules that protect water quality

A public hearing is planned for New Hanover County to discuss proposed changes to two sets of rules that protect water quality.

Water quality swimming alert issued for part of Holden Beach

Initial testing at an ocean site in Brunswick County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards.

UPDATE: Swimming alert lifted for Carolina Beach

Sampling was taken at the public beach access at Hamlet Avenue again and showed that bacteria levels have dropped below the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s standards set for swimming and water play.

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Llamas help disc golfers in Carolina Beach by serving as caddies

The Southeast Llama Rescue held a fundraiser Saturday in Carolina Beach to help abused, neglected or unwanted llamas. 

Volunteer brings neighborhood together to collect food for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

One man brought his Wilmington neighborhood together Saturday to collect bags of food for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. 

Traffic to shift on Market Street

An N.C. Department of Transportation contractor is planning to shift traffic on a major Wilmington street.

Carla Wallenda, member of famed high-wire act, dies at 85

Wallenda was the daughter of Karl Wallenda and began appearing in the family's act at an early age. She began topping the family's seven-person pyramid at age 15.