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Greenpeace blimp pushes Duke for clean energy

Greenpeace's airship flies over Marshal Steam Station

Greenpeace’s sign-bearing airship flies over the Marshall Steam Station Sunday. (Greenpeace photo)

The environmental group Greenpeace flew a 135-foot airship past the coal-fired Marshall Steam Station on Lake Norman Sunday night, carrying signs urging Duke Energy to adopt cleaner energy practices. Read the full story

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State provides vaccine amid whooping cough outbreak

Health officials are urging North Carolinians to make sure they’re immunized against pertussis (whooping cough) after new outbreaks across the state. Between December and the first week of June, state public health officials had tracked 179 cases of whooping cough in 23 counties, including 122 cases in the Winston-Salem area. That compared to just 126 cases of pertussis statewide in 2011. Read the full story

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Water-quality report out: Our water meets the grade

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Click image to download the 2011 Water Quality Report. (Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities photo)

The latest water-quality report is out from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, and it gives our area’s drinking water good grades, based on more than 150,000 tests in 2011. Those of us who live in north Mecklenburg and Charlotte, get our water from Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities said it is now delivering the 2011 Water Quality Report to all county residents – a move required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. And its available now for download on the CMU website.

The report notes that CMU’s drinking water “meets and exceeds all state and federal standards.” Read the full story

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Health experts come to Davidson for training

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On Thursday, June 28th and Friday, June 29th, the Town of Davidson hosted planning and public health experts from Wilmington and New Hanover County, North Carolina. Seven representatives from the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO), University of North Carolina Wilmington, and the New Hanover County Health Department attended a one-on-one health impact assessment (HIA) training given by Katherine Hebert, Davidson Design for Life (DD4L) Project Coordinator. Read the full story

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