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New Hanover County Commissioners Pass Unanimous Consent Order Resolution

New Hanover County Commissioners passed a unanimous Consent Order Resolution – as a companion of the original Consent Order agreement between Chemours and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality .

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Cape Fear River Watch and an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center this week addressed their decision to join a proposed consent order between Chemours and the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. They answered questions from citizens during a meeting Wednesday at UNCW’s Lumina Theater.  

City of Wilmington

Walking around the Cape Fear region can be tricky – even downright dangerous in some areas.  For example, the Gary Shell Cross City Trail in Wilmington runs from Wrightsville Beach to the University of North Carolina Wilmington before making a half-loop, passing the Cameron Art Museum, and in the process linking at least four city parks.  

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If you believe the holiday movies, songs, and Charlie Brown Christmas specials, the holidays are a time for rejoicing, for family and friends, and for introspection.

But it’s also a time for over-the-top consumption.  

US International Ballet

The Great Wilmington Nutcracker is onstage at the Wilson Center Saturday, 12/15 at 6:00pm and Sunday, 12/16 at 3:00pm. In addition to 30 professional dancers, the show includes a choir, aerialists, stiltwalkers ... and for the first time, an intermission performance by dancers from the Special Olympics.

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Two holiday harumphers are onstage at Thalian Hall--Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Tony Rivenbark in A Christmas Carol for the 13th, 14th, or possibly 15th time) and Crumpet (from the show Santaland Diaries, which is being performed for the 14th time in Wilmington, this year by Kevin Wilson). 

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The Wilmington Choral Society steps out of the box with music they haven't performed before--it's called I'm Gonna Sing and features the best-known and best-loved spirituals, including "Elijah Rocks," "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and "Ain-a That Good News." Soprano Denise Murchison Payton is the guest soloist.

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority officials say they welcome the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent Draft Toxicity Assessment for GenX and PFBS in the Cape Fear River. But, they also say the EPA’s work doesn’t go far enough.

UNCW

Jose Sartarelli, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, took the helm three years ago – in 2015. 

The University of North Carolina Wilmington plans to launch a new school – thanks to the largest gift in the history of the institution.  The highest donation amount so far was $5 million -- given last year by Dr. Yousry and Linda Sayed.  

Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts

The Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts and Turning Pointe Dance present a performance of music, dance, and drama designed to be a "worshipful Christmas experience." Over 70 performers fill the stage of the Wilson Center this Sunday, December 9 for two performances of this show, titled Hope Has Come, at 2:00pm & 6:00pm.   

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Sometimes a psychiatric crisis can be triggered by something small. For Alexia Phillips, 21, it was a heated argument with a close family member in February 2017. She remembers the fight blew up before she left the house to go to classes at Queens College in Flushing, New York.

By midday, Phillips, then a sophomore, says she began to cry loudly and uncontrollably.

"It really triggered me. I just got really angry really fast...I was crying so much I couldn't breathe and couldn't talk. I didn't know how to handle it," she says.

Updated at 9:40 a.m. ET

Weather and other delays marred what had been anticipated as a banner day for space launches Tuesday, as both SpaceX and Blue Origin were forced to postpone launches that had been scheduled to take place minutes of each other.

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One of candidate Donald Trump's pledges during the 2016 election campaign was to get tougher on Iran. He slammed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as a lopsided giveaway to Tehran, and promised a return of American sanctions on Iran.

President Trump has been true to his word, making 2018 a difficult year for Iran.

Although other countries have stuck with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed with Iran, Trump pulled the United States out of the deal in May and announced that U.S. economic sanctions on Iran would return in two phases.

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