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July 24, 2015, No comments

Algal samples collected from the eastern portion of Waterville Lake in Western North Carolina on Monday have been identified by DWR biologists asMicrocystis aeruginosa, a colonial bluegreen alga. Fish kills have been reported in the lower Chowan River and near the Blounts Bay and Pamlico River areas where lower dissolved oxygen levels have been recorded.

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Polk commissioners press on with plan for long-term transfer of county water system

July 23, 2015, No comments

At a July 20 meeting, a majority of the board indicated it supports the plan, which would transfer management of the county's system to a South Caroli ...

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More NC children now living in poverty than in 2008

July 21, 2015, No comments

The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even ...


McCrory orders heightened security at NC armories, recruiting centers

July 21, 2015, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory has instructed the N.C. Department of Public Safety and the North Carolina National Guard to step up security measures at the NCNG re ...