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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
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
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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
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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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Wilmington ducks worst of Hurricane Bonnie's wrath

...38-foot sailboat, the Whisper, moored at the U.S. Coast Guard docks along downtown Wilmington's historic Cape Fear River waterfront. "I had to tie up here," he said. "You're not supposed to, but there was nowhere else to go...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/28/met_237295.shtml
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Researchers hunt for American eels in Cape Fear

WILMINGTON -- For years, the American eel's population has been in decline along the Cape Fear River and its tributaries. Now, the few specimens found are often dotted with sores. "It does not bode well," said Mary Moser...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/23/tec_234105.shtml
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Aquarium curator braved Hurricane Fran to save near-extinct mollusk

...on the Cape Fear spatterdock water lily. Once scattered throughout the beaver ponds and Carolina bays of the lower Cape Fear River basin, the mollusk inched toward extinction in 1994, when it was found only in one Brunswick County pond, said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/28/tec_226994.shtml
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Fran Batters Carolinas with 115 Mph Winds

...Mary Wasson, riding out the storm with her daughter in their house in Wilmington, N.C., about 45 miles up the Cape Fear River. Their house narrowly missed being hit by a falling sycamore tree. "The top 35 feet snapped off and did a somersault...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1996/09/06/met_199442.shtml
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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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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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