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The Middle Prong stream along the Ramsey Cascades Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
January 23, 2015, No comments

Scientists have determined the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains 2,900 miles of streams. Of those, 1,073 miles of streams are large enough to support fish.

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City of Asheville releases preliminary police department assessment

January 20, 2015, No comments

In response to an open records request, the City of Asheville on Friday released preliminary incomplete documents related to an ongoing assessment of ...

North Carolina Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R) of Marion represents McDowell and Burke counties. Photo courtesy of Gillespie via the N.C. General Assembly.

NC enviro agency changes leadership, moves Gillespie to first WNC outreach director

January 15, 2015, No comments

Mitch Gillespie, the former state legislator from McDowell County, is moved from his assistant secretary post into the department's first Western Nort ...


Julian Bond to speak at Appalachian’s MLK commemoration Jan. 23

January 13, 2015, No comments

Civil rights activist and professor Julian Bond will speak Jan. 23 for the 31st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Appalachian State Univ ...

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    WCU earns national recognition for community engagement efforts
    January 8, 2015, Comments Off

    The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has recognized Western Carolina University’s emphasis on community engagement and its link to engaged teaching, research and service by selecting the university to receive its 2015 C ...

    Donald van der Vaart sworn in as NC’s top environmental official
    January 7, 2015, Comments Off

    Gov. Pat McCrory announced Dec. 23 that van der Vaart, who was deputy secretary and energy policy advisor for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, would succeed John Skvarla, whom McCrory has named to lead the N.C. Depa ...