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Alene and Cris Arnold, of Nashville, Tenn., view a hemlock snag created when the Forest Service dynamited the dead hemlocks along the trail at Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, in Graham County. "We were just wondering if we should bring the kids," Alene Arnold says, as her family loved the cool, shady conditions on this trail in years past. Photo by Mike Belleme
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October 21, 2014, No comments

The meetings, which will be held throughout October and November in locations across Western North Carolina, will provide information about the proposed Forest Plan, including potential management areas and desired conditions.

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NC charter school power broker turns public education into private profits

October 17, 2014, No comments

In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation 2014 a group co-founded by the libertarian billionaire Koch br ...

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Carolina Public Press awarded national INNovation Fund grant

October 16, 2014, No comments

Carolina Public Press is one of eight nonprofit news organization across the country to be awarded an INNovation Fund grant from the Investigative New ...

Five couples, some plaintiffs in the initial litigation that led to the ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, kiss after they were declared married on the steps outside the county Register of Deeds office Monday in Charlotte. From left, Amber and Jess (holding son Beckhem) Zinobile, Margaret Bevington and Bettie Ingram, Jeanne Scott and Judy Quilliams, Cathy Fry and Joanne Marinaro, and Aaron Luckey and Kevin Hindsman were wed by the Rev. Nancy Kraft, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Jeff Willhelm/Charlotte Observer

Second NC judge allows same-sex marriage plus Republicans a chance to appeal

October 15, 2014, No comments

A federal judge Tuesday became the second in five days to declare North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but he allowed Republican ...

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    Drinking water supplies located near NC coal ash ponds
    October 13, 2014, No comments

    Duke Energy officials have identified 830 private and public drinking water supply wells near the company’s 32 coal ash storage ponds in North Carolina, according to an initial survey the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resourc ...