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'Save The Cape' Focuses On Preservation Of Land Along Cape Fear River

The people who fought a megaport on North Carolina's coast are in the early stages of trying to preserve much of the same area along the lower Cape Fear River.

Mike Rice and Toby Bronstein of the nonprofit Save the Cape have leased office space in Southport for their effort to protect roughly 25,000 acres from development. They point to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore as an area that's worked under similar circumstances.

They face opposition from the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission. Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says the area should be developed for industry. The state ports authority says it has no immediate plans for the 600 acres bought for the port.


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