The Environmental Protection Agency said the label for harmful “forever chemicals” could force polluters to report toxic releases and clean up contamination. Read more Continue reading PFAS could be labeled ‘hazardous.’ What does that mean for southeastern NC?
Years after polluted drinking water was linked to the Chemours chemical plant in southeastern NC, Columbus County residents are urged to test their well water. Read more Continue reading Is your water safe in Columbus County? Chemical plant urges residents to test wells
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality approved a permit for North Carolina Renewable Power to operate in Robeson County, despite pushback from advocates. Read more Continue reading Poultry waste plant that has polluted in the past gets new approval in Robeson County
Active Energy faced local opposition and lawsuits over concerns that the company’s technology was polluting the Lumber River. Read more Continue reading Active Energy’s departure from Robeson County is met with relief from local leaders
Editor’s note. This is the third of a three-part series on the Lumber River and its potential as an eco-tourism destination. Even though the Lumber River is one of only five rivers in North Carolina designated as “Wild and Scenic” by Congress, the meandering waterway sees limited use except for locals who were raised on it. The Lumber River runs 115 miles from its headwaters …Read more Continue reading The Lumber is one of five ‘Wild and Scenic’ rivers in North Carolina
Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series that features the Lumber River. Part I covered ecotourism possibilities for Lumber River State Park and Fair Bluff. In this story, Publisher Les High talks with Fair Bluff residents who frequent the river. For the people of Fair Bluff, love of the Lumber River comes naturally. The Rev. Ray Lundy, pastor at Fair Bluff Baptist …Read more Continue reading The Lumber River defines wilderness and serenity for those who love it
This video was taken at Red Belly Slough off the Lumber River near Fair Bluff. The BBI is doing a three-part series on the river and its ecotourism possibilities. Look for the second story in the series next week. Video by Les HighRead more Continue reading A chill video to start your weekend
This is the first in a series of three stories about the lower section of the Lumber River and the revitalization of Fair Bluff. A future series will feature the upper Lumber River. On any given weekend in the southern mountains of Virginia, hundreds – sometimes thousands – of cyclists pedal the 17 miles from near the peak of Mount Rogers to Damascus, Va. It’s …Read more Continue reading Reimagining Lumber River State Park and Fair Bluff to capture the growing trend of ecotourism