Boil water advisory issued

A boil water advisory is out for parts of Wilmington. Cape Fear Public Utility Authority crews are trying to determine the cause of a water main break in the Darlington Avenue area, near Covil Ave. Customers may experience periods of low pressure and outages and it is currently unknown when service will be fully restored, according to a news release. Officials advising customers that when water is restored, all water used for human consumption—including for drinking, cooking, teeth brushing, ice making and hand washing—should be boiled for at least one minute or bottled water should be used.

A study months in the making came to a haut at the Pender County Commissioners meeting. The DOT and Planning Board have been coming up with ways to make Highway 17safer for residents there in Hampstead. One of the ideas was a 5 to 7 mile long median to keep drivers from making dangerous left turns. See why county commissioners are putting breaks on the plan at 5:04.

The Postal Service sent a letter to residents in Hallsboro and Lake Waccamaw last week informing them the post offices in those towns could soon be consolidated. Postal officials are considering closing the post office in Lake Waccamaw and having residents drive five miles to the post office in Hallsboro, but the facility in Lake Waccamaw is larger. See what the town is doing to try to keep its door open at 6:30.

Christmas tree lots have been sprouting up around us the past few weeks. From the outside, all we see are perfect trees and not what it takes to actually get the trees there. Today, Carolina in the Morning reporter Claire Hosmann is going behind the green to show us the Christmas tree 'biz. Catch her live reports throughout the morning, starting at 5 a.m.

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