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National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
October 31, 2014, No comments

Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmental and cultural significance for the area. But can — and, if so, to what degree — the public be involved in planning for its future?

Several hundred people filled the floor of Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University, nearly all of them opposing rules that would make fracking possible in North Carolina. Paul Clark/Carolina Public Press

NC energy commission postpones fracking meetings

October 30, 2014, No comments

A total of 217,285 comments on the draft rules for oil and natural gas exploration have been counted by staff from the N.C. Division of Energy, Minera ...

The Blue Ridge Parkway. Archive photo by Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press

Blue Ridge Parkway closing sections for repairs, roadwork

October 30, 2014, No comments

Two sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed beginning Nov. 3 for repairs and roadwork, according to press releases from the agency.

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

Duke Energy: No plans to shut down Asheville plant in near future

October 29, 2014, No comments

Despite a local campaign calling for the company to work toward shutting down its primarily coal-fired power plant, a Duke representative told Ashevil ...