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Kelly Kenoyer, WHQR

  • The ocean has risen nearly 8 inches in just 12 years along the coast of New Hanover County. The rise is happening far faster than the average for the planet, which is less than a quarter inch annually. But Wilmington is impacted by the Gulf Stream- even more so than neighbors like Beaufort or Myrtle Beach, which each saw about 5 and a half inches of sea level rise in the same time period.