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April 23, 2014, No comments

This is your guide, including direct links, to Rutherfordton and Rutherford County’s elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, housing, education and more.

McDowell County, N.C., map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, via Wikipedia.

Inside WNC: McDowell County

April 16, 2014, No comments

This is your guide, including direct links, to McDowell County's elected officials, key agencies and departments, and information on the county’s wa ...

The Sierra Club announced on Wednesday a local campaign to encourage Progress Energy to retire its coal-fired WNC power plant, located in Skyland. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

State water quality officials file suit for information on Progress Energy’s Asheville wastewater violations

March 27, 2013, No comments

The division’s state water quality inspectors say they have observed unauthorized seeps of liquids at the toe drains of coal ash ponds in Asheville. ...

The smoke stacks of the Progress Energy power plant in Skyland are as large up close as far away. The left stack is no longer in use, while the one on the right is responsible for burning the coal used to power all of Progress Energy's Western North Carolina customers. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Power plant contamination ruling could come in December

November 14, 2012, No comments

A complaint with the N.C. Environmental Management Commission by a collection of environmental groups -- many with offices in Asheville -- asks state ...

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    French Broad River healthier but pollution continues
    July 24, 2012, No comments

    A Carolina Public Press analysis of 18 months of data from the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Division of Water Quality showed that there were 48 permit violations by 20 different public and private entities in the Fre ...