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North Carolina considers forcing Duke to move leaky coal ash dumps farther from river


State regulatory officials in North Carolina may force a power company to move two leaky coal ash dumps, nearly a month after a large spill shrouded a 70-mile stretch of the Dan River with toxic gray waste.

North Carolina warns residents to avoid water and fish from contaminated Dan River


North Carolina has beautiful countryside, with the Appalachian mountains rolling through its western lands. A nice sprawl of rivers work their way through the state. Near the northern border winds Dan River. Once a serene river to fish from and an excellent source of fresh water, it has now become clouded with pollution from a catastrophic Duke Energy coal-ash spill.

Brave North Carolinian gets arrested as act of defiance to end cannabis prohibition


As the war on cannabis continues in most U.S. states, one brave North Carolinian who openly grows his own medical cannabis plants -- and broadcasts this fact publicly -- has intentionally taken the fall in a bold move that could be the spark that eventually ends cannabis prohibition in the so-called "Bible Belt," an area of the country that has seen the least proactive change with regard to cannabis reform.

North Carolina police arrest black man in a parking lot - for drinking iced tea


Another day, another saga about the growing police state in America. Apparently some North Carolina communities are cracking down on the consumption of iced tea in the parking lots of some businesses.

Not so sweet? Sucralose is polluting North Carolina waterways


Something sweet is polluting North Carolina waterways. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington conducted a study of the coastal waterways to find all of their samples polluted with sucralose-the main ingredient in one of the country's most popular artificial sweeteners.

Not so sweet? Sucralose is polluting North Carolina waterways


Something sweet is polluting North Carolina waterways. The University of North Carolina at Wilmington conducted a study of the coastal waterways to find all of their samples polluted with sucralose-the main ingredient in one of the country's most popular artificial sweeteners.