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A portion of the summary file for a 18-year-old girl from Rutherford County who was sterilized during the state's eugenics program. Click to view full-size image.
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October 2, 2014, No comments

As of Sept. 30, 2014, the Office for Justice of Sterilization Victims has forwarded 786 claim forms from potential Eugenics Board sterilization victims to the Industrial Commission.

Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. Photo courtesy of Max Cooper/

Manheimer aims to create a networked Asheville, a ‘palette ready for private investment’

October 2, 2014, No comments

Asheville faces difficulties in raising enough revenue to meet its challenges, but Mayor Esther Manheimer said she Wednesday that she believes that by ...

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke shares plan for tracking groundwater quality around coal-fired plants

October 1, 2014, No comments

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources required Duke Energy to submit Groundwater Assessment Plans as part of the effort to cleanup ...

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NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released

October 1, 2014, No comments

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate ...

  • The French Broad River. Archive photo by Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
    Duke Energy creates $10M fund for Carolinas waterways
    September 25, 2014, No comments

    The money will be used to improve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and expand public access. It may also buff a corporate image battered by the “profound event,” as CEO Lynn Good called the nation’s third-largest ash ...

  • The United States Capitol
    Meadows’s Federal Agency Accountability bill passes House
    September 18, 2014, Comments Off

    On Tuesday evening, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), passed the House unanimously, according to information provided by Meadows's office.