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A blue snail makes its way through the moss that covers the trunk of a long-dead tree log in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, in Graham County. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its dedication this year. Photo by Mike Belleme
February 11, 2016, No comments

Issues surrounding Western North Carolina’s public lands will be the focus of the next Newsmakers forum by Carolina Public Press. The event is free and open to the public, though RSVPs are required.

Duke Energy Progress has proposed replacing its coal-fired power plant on Asheville's Lake Julian, seen here, with a complex of natural-gas plants.
(Photo by Frank Taylor)

Speakers question Duke’s Asheville plans

January 27, 2016, No comments

Energy company's inclusion of a contingency natural gas plant to help with peak usage in its petition proves especially unpopular with critics.

Kevin Colburn is the national stewardship director for American Whitewater.

Forest process could protect more WNC rivers

January 26, 2016, No comments

The Forestry Service could recommend additional rivers for "Wild and Scenic" designation, preventing these free-flowing streams from being dammed.

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3 WNC counties designated more ‘distressed’

December 14, 2015, No comments

State rules give advantages in economic recruitment to smaller, poorer counties based on tier designations.