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Lake Adger dam square
November 20, 2015, No comments

Plans to fix Turner Shoals Dam are back in play after the collapse of water deal with a South Carolina district, which balked at paying for the project.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its proposed Interstate 26 connector. Photo by Angie Newsome.

Speakers offer earful on Interstate 26 Connector

November 18, 2015, No comments

Interest intense as NC Department of Transportation conducts hearing on overhaul of highways through Asheville. Commenters express concerns, push thei ...

The Linville Gorge Wilderness is seen in this image by Deborah Caffin, used by persmission of

Massive expansion of WNC wilderness possible

November 10, 2015, No comments

Forest Service issues inventories of potential wilderness areas and scenic rivers with recommendations to follow public comment. Reaction is mixed.

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

Duke reverses course on ‘modernization’ plan

November 4, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy scraps plans for WNC transmission lines and SC substation after public outcry against its proposals. Environmental groups are pleased but ...

  • Panelists addressed a variety of moderator and audience questions about water ownership in Western North Carolina. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    Newsmakers video: Who owns WNC’s water
    October 28, 2015, No comments

    From charges that one city uses 'water as a weapon' to a discussion of whether private or public entities are suited -- and adequately funded -- to manage drinking water, the most-recent Newsmakers event tackled questions about water owners ...

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    All of NC under quarantine for emerald ash borer
    September 17, 2015, No comments

    According to North Carolina's agriculture commissioner, state workers have found "evidence of emerald ash borers in the central, eastern and western parts of the state, including areas near the borders with Virginia, Tennessee and South Car ...