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Off shore drilling panel meets (who knew?)

Remember all the talk about off shore drilling on North Carolina coasts? Back when gas prices were $4 a gallon, and many of us had to wait in lines to fill up our tanks, off shore drilling became a hot topic. Then gas prices came down, and all the sudden drilling for more oil was put on the back-burner. Or so we thought. A panel set up by Gov. Bev Perdue has met for the first time last Tuesday to weigh the pros and cons of drilling on our coast. The people of North Carolina, however, have made up their minds about drilling according to this Civitas poll.

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By |January 28th, 2010|Environment, Raleigh|0 Comments

Open house this week for Carolina Thread Trail

Organizers of the Carolina Thread Trail want to hear from you. They invite you to  join them at a public Open House meeting at the Matthews Community Center (100 East McDowell Street in Matthews) from 5-7 pm so you can share your feedback and learn more about The Thread. The Thread Trail initiative is an […]

By |September 22nd, 2009|Development, Environment|9 Comments

Myrick votes ‘no’ on energy bill

US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) released the following statement after voting against HR 2454, The American Clean Energy and Security Act:
“This bill was more than 1,100 pages of taxes on the American people.  Why would I vote for a bill that’s going to increase utility costs for families, increase operating costs for businesses, and undoubtedly […]

By |June 29th, 2009|Environment, Washington|0 Comments

Tips for winter planting from the NC Cooperative Extension Service

In Mecklenburg County, the Cooperative Extension Service is part of Park and Recreation and offers the following tips for gardeners in January:[singlepic=520,320,240,,right]
• Fertilize broad-leaved evergreens in the winter or spring. Fertilizing in the late summer induces late-season growth that is susceptible to winter injury.
• Winter is the time to apply dormant oil sprays to kill […]

By |January 5th, 2009|Environment|0 Comments

Movie tonight at HAWK meeting

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK) a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, hosts tonight a local premier of the short film, “The Story of Stuff.”
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at[singlepic=385,320,240,,right] home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.” […]

By |December 2nd, 2008|Environment, Non-profit|0 Comments

Much needed rainfall in forecast for western NC

Meteorologists are presently forecasting some much needed rainfall for the western part of the state over the next several days.  Presently the western part of the state is experiencing drier conditions than Mecklenburg County.

The Catawba River, which contributes greatly to the water supply in our county originates in the Appalachian Mountains.  Less than adequate rainfall […]

By |November 29th, 2008|Environment, Mecklenburg County|1 Comment