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The Middle Prong stream along the Ramsey Cascades Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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January 23, 2015, No comments

Scientists have determined the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains 2,900 miles of streams. Of those, 1,073 miles of streams are large enough to support fish.

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Living wage standard increased, organization points to rising housing costs

January 22, 2015, No comments

New Asheville-area living wage standards were released by the local nonprofit Just Economics on Tuesday. The organization said the increase in the sta ...

Rita Thompson Swords, 73, was sterilized by the state when she was a 21-year-old unwed mother.  John D. Simmons/Charlotte Observer

Advocates want NC eugenics compensation loophole closed

January 21, 2015, No comments

Advocates for North Carolina’s eugenics victims are asking state lawmakers to close what they see as a loophole that may be making victims ineligibl ...

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After Tuesday’s SOTU, WNC Republicans issue critiques

January 21, 2015, No comments

Republican U.S. House and Senate legislators issued a bevy of statements following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Law ...