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With town of Eureka drowning in sewage bills, state takes control

With town of Eureka drowning in sewage bills, state takes control

BY KIRK ROSS, Carolina Public Press During a July 29 meeting to discuss the state’s takeover of Eureka, Wayne County Commissioner Ray Mayo encourages residents to be patient. Kirk Ross / Carolina Public Press In early June, the small northern Wayne County town of Eureka, got its official warning letter from the N.C. Department of […]

Swim Guide Results for the Green River

Swim Guide Results for the Green River

Each Thursday afternoon throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Green Riverkeeper releases new, up-to-date bacteria monitoring results for six monitoring sites at public access points within the Green River Basin. Results are posted to the Swim Guide website at theswimguide.org – the public’s best resource for knowing which streams and river recreation areas are […]

Tillis Announces $168 Million For North Carolina Disaster Recovery

Tillis Announces $168 Million For North Carolina Disaster Recovery

Announcement Comes Two Days After Tillis Requested HUD To Expedite The Assistance For North Carolina WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is releasing $168 million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for mitigation to help North Carolina recover following years of natural […]

LAKE LURE’S WEED PATCH MOUNTAIN TRAIL WINS NATIONAL AWARD

LAKE LURE’S WEED PATCH MOUNTAIN TRAIL WINS NATIONAL AWARD

Weed Patch Mountain Trail, in the Town of Lake Lure, NC has been recognized as one of the best new trails in the nation. In a ceremony on Capitol Hill, the national Coalition for Recreational Trails announced its annual achievement award in the category of trail design and construction. The award went to Conserving Carolina […]

We Got Mail! Solar energy has drawbacks as well

We Got Mail! Solar energy has drawbacks as well

To the Editor: I read with interest in the print paper of Rutherford County a front page article regarding the terrific merits of solar energy. In my career as an instructor of Environmental Science at the high school and university level, all forms of energy have benefits and drawbacks. Thin film solar technology allows the […]

Lake Lure Dam Updates – Summer 2019

Lake Lure Dam – “Engineering Marvel” By: Lake Lure Town Council The Town of Lake Lure has been working with the NC Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Dam Safety Office (DSO) to ensure the dam meets safety requirements.   One of the top priorities of the Lake Lure Town Council has been to ensure the safety […]

Lake James State Park grows by 36 acres with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina land sale

Lake James State Park grows by 36 acres with Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina land sale

MORGANTON, N.C. — On July 29, Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina sold 36 acres of land to North Carolina State Parks for addition to Lake James State Park. The conservancy purchased the property from Southmountain Children and Family Services on May 6 and held it until funding became available for State Parks to purchase it. […]

Hours wasted and a flip-flop on hemp in the Farm Act befuddles House committee

Hours wasted and a flip-flop on hemp in the Farm Act befuddles House committee

 By Lisa Sorg, Progressive Pulse  Farm Act: Four months, seven editions, at least a dozen hours of committee hearings and legislative staff time, reams of paper, hundreds of miles of travel by the public, some from as far away as the mountains — and today the bill is back to its original Senate form. “Why is […]

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act could redirect $1.4 Billion for conservation Action

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act could redirect $1.4 Billion for conservation Action

Many species of birds, amphibians, freshwater fish, reptiles and other wildlife have been determined to be priorities for conservation action in North Carolina. (Adobe Stock) RALEIGH, N.C. — Congress is considering a bill that would direct nearly $1.4 billion to state fish and wildlife agencies. Introduced by Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, […]

ForestHer NC offers workshops for women in woodland stewardship

ForestHer NC offers workshops for women in woodland stewardship

RALEIGH – The N.C. Forest Service is partnering on ForestHer NC, a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina, to provide women who are forest landowners with tools and training to help them manage their lands and become more engaged in forest stewardship. While 65 percent of private forestland In North Carolina is […]

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