EPA could force rethinking of NC coal ash clean-up

By BEN BRADFORD
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North Carolina lawmakers, regulators, and media have spent nine months considering what to do about coal ash, but an upcoming federal rule could nullify much of the planned clean-up.

There is no federal rule about coal ash, but the Environmental Protection Agency is writing one. It will classify the ash as either solid waste—basically garbage—or hazardous waste. Continue Reading

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Hospital lists December support groups, blood drive

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a senior holiday social, support groups for diabetes, cancer survivors and caregivers, and a blood drive during December. The hospital is at 171 Fairview Road, off I-77 Exit 33, Mooresville. Details below. Continue Reading

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Summit Vitality now open at South Main Square

Summit Vitality and Dr. Lexi Lain held a ribbon cutting with the Lake Norman Chamber on Oct. 29. (Lake Norman Chamber photo)

Summit Vitality and Dr. Lexi Lain held a ribbon cutting with the Lake Norman Chamber on Oct. 29. (Lake Norman Chamber photo)

Dr. Lexi Lain opened her naturopathic medical practice, under the name of Summit Vitality, in September at 442 S. Main Street, Davidson. Dr. Lain cut a ribbon on Oct. 29 with members of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading

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Safe Alliance CEO to retire, Parker takes the reins Jan. 1

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Karen Parker

Karen Parker

The board of directors of the nonprofit Safe Alliance this week announced the retirement of President and CEO Phil Kline, and said Karen Parker would become the organization’s first woman leader beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Safe Alliance works with victims of domestic and sexual violence and child abuse, providing counseling, legal and advocacy programs and shelter. The organization serves over 20,000 people a year in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Lake Norman, Cabarrus, Union and southern Iredell counties while reaching 20,000 more through advocacy and education.

 

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