Members of the Clarksville Town Council will bring the town’s local police force back to full staffing after discussing the matter last week at the February workshop meeting. Although there had been speculation that the department would decrease staffing within the department, the group agreed last week to fill the currently vacant opening, bringing the department back to full coverage.
North Carolina environmental regulators said Friday they expect to levy fines against Duke Energy to penalize the company for its coal ash spill into the Dan River earlier this month. But the move by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources comes amid criticism that agency officials knew there were problems at the site and didn’t do anything to stop them, which led to the Feb. 2 spill.
A crowd of some 200 people pressed members of the U.S. Environmental Agency to explain what comes next for the Dan River in the wake of the Feb. 2 coal ash spill that has fouled a 70-mile stretch of water from Eden, N.C. to Kerr Lake.
Camping rates hiked for Virginia state parks. Affects rates for Occoneechee State Park and Staunton River State Park in the Virginia State Parks system. Added only as a FAQ sheet to an 8-page "Year in Review" report by VA State Parks Director Joe Elton, the quietly announced park rate hike has already taken effect.
If I told you that a creature nearly 5 feet long, up to 80 pounds, and capable of eating nearly 150% of it's body weight A DAY was lurking in Lake Gaston (and now Kerr Lake), you would likely be concerned....
The Corps of Engineers has announced that it intends to update the John H. Kerr Reservoir Shoreline Management Plan approved in 1995. This plan provides guidance and information to the public on effective management of the shoreline at John H. Kerr Reservoir. The plan also describes the types of private use allowed for boat docks, walkways, vegetative clearings, and erosion control structures.