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  1. Meeting notes cast doubt on DEQ Secretary's GenX statementsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WBTV

    Documents obtained by WBTV appear to shed new light on the situation involving a toxic chemical that has been found in the drinking water supply in Wilmington and surrounding communities. The chemical, referred to as GenX, is manufactured by the company Chemours - a company spun off from Dupont - at a plant outside of Fayetteville, upstream from Wilmington on the Cape Fear River.

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  2. Police chief: Leaving guns in unlocked cars 'makes no sense'Read the original story

    Saturday Aug 12 | WBTV

    A frustrated police chief in North Carolina has a message for gun owners: Stop leaving your weapons in unlocked vehicles. Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous held a news conference Friday to tell gun owners their carelessness is aiding local crime.

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  3. More Read the original story

    Friday Aug 11 | WBTV

    Several North Carolina legislators want more information from Gov. Roy Cooper to justify his funding request for responding to chemical releases into a river and future water safety issues. The Republican senators wrote Cooper this week demanding he answer questions by Monday about what and when his administration knew about the discharges of the chemical GenX into the Cape Fear River.

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  4. Body found believed to be missing North Carolina womanRead the original story

    Monday Aug 7 | WBTV

    The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Beaufort County Chief Deputy Charlie Rose says the sheriff's office located a body on Sunday, along with a car that 61-year-old Deborah "Lynn" Cavanaugh-Blades was last seen driving. According to the Wilmington Police Department, Cavanaugh-Blades had been missing since Saturday.

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  5. North Carolina teenager charged in fatal shootingRead the original story

    Friday Aug 4 | WBTV

    Police say a North Carolina man was found shot to death on his porch, and a teenager is accused in the case. Wilmington police told local media outlets that the 16-year-old is charged with first-degree murder and assault by pointing a gun in the shooting death of 66-year-old Willie Russell Jackson.

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  6. US prosecutors seek records of unregulated chemical in riverRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 3 | WBTV

    Federal prosecutors are investigating a company and its discharges of a little-studied chemical into a North Carolina river that supplies drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people. The state Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday it received a subpoena last week for records involving discharges into the Cape Fear River of the unregulated chemical GenX.

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  7. Man found dead in car at North Carolina Walmart parking lotRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 3 | WBTV

    A death investigation is underway after a man was found dead in his car at a Walmart parking lot in North Carolina. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that Lt.

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  8. 3 North Carolina teens charged with attempted murderRead the original story

    Friday Jul 28 | WBTV

    The StarNews of Wilmington reports the Shallotte Police Department says 18-year-old Dreshawn Maqual Stanley, 18-year-old Toriantte Leviticus Holmes and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Thursday. The charges stem from a June 23 incident in which multiple shots were fired into a vehicle occupied by Aaliyah Coleman and Qu'mya Williams, who were not injured.

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  9. Cooper says he's acting on chemical in N. Carolina riverRead the original story

    Monday Jul 24 | WBTV

    North Carolina's governor says he's directing state criminal investigators to see if a chemical plant violated any permits by discharging a lightly studied chemical into a river hundreds of thousands of people use for drinking water. Gov. Roy Cooper revealed his directions to the State Bureau of Investigation while speaking Monday to local officials in Wilmington.

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    Thursday Jul 20 | WBTV

    The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency personnel are searching for a swimmer who disappeared off the North Carolina coast. A statement from the Coast Guard said the command center in Wilmington received a 911 call on Thursday about a 30-year-old man was seen by his wife and friend going under water at Corolla Beach and not resurfacing.

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  11. News Minute: Here is the latest North Carolina news from The Associated Press at 6:41 a.m. EDTRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | WBTV

    North Carolina has received $3 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help the state enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act. The grant was made under the Public Water System Supervision program and goes to the state Division of Environmental Quality.

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  12. North Carolina couple pleads guilty to child porn chargesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 18 | WBTV

    The StarNews of Wilmington reports 55-year-old Roger Edwin Hare Jr. was sentenced Friday to between 20 and 74 years in prison on 10 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. His wife, 47-year-old Loretta Lynn Hare, was sentenced to between 2 to 5.6 years in prison on four counts of third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.

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  13. $2M bail set for Wilmington man charged with murderRead the original story

    Jul 5, 2017 | WBTV

    Bond has been set at $2 million for a North Carolina man charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a woman. Media outlets report that 37-year-old Marc Dominic Aiena was arrested Friday for allegedly killing 34-year-old Ashley Ann Bell.

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  14. Coast Guard rescues man in overturned kayak off NC coastRead the original story

    Jul 2, 2017 | WBTV

    Coast Guard officials say a life jacket may be the reason that a kayaker in North Carolina's Oregon Inlet survived when his vessel overturned. They say in a news release that the Coast Guard command center in Wilmington received a 911 call about 5:30 p.m. about an adult male who had overturned his kayak and was in distress.

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  15. North Carolina man found guilty of murder; body never foundRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2017 | WBTV

    A North Carolina man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body has never been found. The New Hanover County jury handed down the verdict Thursday in the trial of 54-year-old James Opelton Bradley.

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  16. Coast rescues 5 people off North CarolinaRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2017 | WBTV

    The Coast Guard said in a news release that their command center in Wilmington received a call about 8 p.m. Wednesday that a boat had overturned with four adults and a 4-year-old child about 3 miles off Wrightsville Beach. A boat from the Coast Guard station at Wrightsville Beach arrived about 10 minutes later and rescued the people, all of whom were wearing lifejackets.

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  17. NC drivers are slightly above average in regards to mannersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | WBTV

    People complain about drivers in Wilmington on a regular basis, but would you believe North Carolina actually has some of the more courteous drivers in the country? Drivers in each state were asked a series of questions, including "How aggressively do you respond to slow driving?" or "Do you use your turning signals?" The survey was part of the group's # DriveHuman campaign, "with the goal of reminding drivers that they share the road with other people and not faceless cars."

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  18. Fall hearings set as Duke Energy seeks 15 percent rate hikeRead the original story

    Jun 22, 2017 | WBTV

    Utilities regulators plan to hear from consumers and experts this fall about whether to allow a 15 percent increase in the electricity bills of 1.3 million North Carolina customers. The North Carolina Utilities Commission on Thursday released a schedule for September and October hearings as it considers Duke Energy Progress's request to add $18 more per month to the typical household bill of $105.

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  19. Wreckage of Civil War ship to be NC's 1st heritage dive siteRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2017 | WBTV

    North Carolina is opening its first heritage dive site, a Civil War blockade runner located off the coast at Fort Fisher. The dive site in the Condor will open Friday and will provide the opportunity to explore what's described as one of the best-preserved shipwrecks on the North Carolina coast.

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  20. US Coast Guard rescues diver off North Carolina coastRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2017 | WBTV

    A man diving off the North Carolina coast has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and taken to a Virginia hospital. According to media outlets, the Coast Guard received a report on Sunday from crew members of a diving boat called Under Pressure that a diver had surfaced and was experiencing shortness of breath and dizziness about 35 miles southeast of Wilmington.

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