Mark Morrison

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Carborro residents shop at the Carborro farmer's market Saturday, Feb. 9 2020.

How a new EPA rule could impact North Carolina's drinking water

On Jan. 23, the EPA enacted the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which re-defined what constitutes the waters of the United States.  Co-owner of Red Tail Grains LLC Daniel Cowan said he is not enthusiastic about the regulations.  “Ultimately, I think regulations are generally there to protect the farmer. Especially if we’re talking about common resources,” Cowan said. “If there’s no regulation, then any fisherman can fish as much as they want, but if you have regulations, then it protects all of the fishermen.”


Gov. Roy Cooper visited Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019  to announce that Well Dot Inc., a health technology company, will base its new operations center in the town and create 400 jobs.

Report details risks to N.C. coastline from planned offshore drilling

North Carolina is one of ten East Coast states that are fighting the Trump Administration's proposal to expand offshore drilling. Although some people say that offshore drilling may provide economic benefits, there is bipartisan support against the measure, with lawmakers arguing that it will hurt the environment and impact tourism in coastal communities. 



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Orange County residents celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at the Seymour Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. 

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Orange County residents celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month at the Seymour Center on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.