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Fran strikes Cape Fear, moves inland

...before the north wall of its 25-mile-wide eye passed over the cape just before 8 p.m. and then churned up the Cape Fear River to Wilmington, about 45 miles to the north. "The wind has been screaming, blasting through here. But right now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/06/met_199443.shtml
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Rising sea level clearly evident along South Carolina coast

...to what is happening throughout the Southeast where the shorelines tend to be flattened. The dead trees along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, N.C., are an example, he said. In areas where rivers are dredged for shipping, it also makes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-04-29/rising-sea-level-clearly-evident-al
Something fishy is going on

...overhead - makes the half-acre site feel like humid Cape Fear River wetlands rather than a man-made exhibit hall on the...perch and carp swim above a waterfall, symbolizing the Cape Fear River falling from the Piedmont into the Coastal Plain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/15/liv_352732.shtml
Life & style
Nautical charm only a part of lighthouses' lure

...Bald Head at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The lights are fascinating on...ferry of the remains of the last Cape Fear River light near Southport. "There...property along the south bank of the Cape Fear River. It's the only remnant of eight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/12/liv_428322.shtml
Life & style
Crocs bring new image to SAL

...Fayetteville area, and the decision to regionalize keyed the switch to the new name -- Cape Fear Crocs -- for the Cape Fear river region in southeastern North Carolina. Still, the franchise has failed to draw well in recent years, and has requested...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/04/oth_206336.shtml
Other sports
Fran Batters Carolinas with 115 Mph Winds

...located Fran's 25-mile wide eye roughly 20 miles south-southeast of Southport, N.C., on the west side of the Cape Fear river, where gusts of 120 mph were being reported. More than a half-million tourists and residents had been ordered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/06/met_199445.shtml
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Floyd's sludge creates dead zone in Pamlico Sound

...flowing from the Neuse and Tar rivers into Pamlico Sound, the nation's second-largest estuary, and from the Cape Fear River near Wilmington into the Atlantic. The largest affected area is a 350-square-mile expanse of Pamlico Sound and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/10/10/tec_272556.shtml
XXX Technology
Death toll jumps to 12 after storms hit

...34-foot boat, which the Coast Guard escorted back to land. The tornado that struck Riegelwood - situated on the Cape Fear River about 20 miles west of Wilmington - hit shortly after 6:30 a.m. "There was no warning. There was no time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/17/met_104823.shtml
Metro | Weather
Study: Savannah River No. 8 on pollution list

...River, 9,394,678 5. Alafia River, Florida, 7,047,663 6. Houston Ship Channel, Texas, 6,868,275 7. Cape Fear River, North Carolina, 4,825,901 8. Savannah River, 4,771,110 9. Delaware River, 4,378,209 10. Rock River...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/19/met_283498.shtml
Metro | International Paper
Stamp honors early botanists

...1756, at age 17, he instead became apprenticed to a merchant and later worked in his uncle's trading store on the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Bartram's artistic abilities began to flourish in the 1760s when he sent friends in England...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/27/met_266514.shtml
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