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January 21, 2019

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NC Sees Growing Number of Uninsured Children

Child care advocates say while the need for Medicaid expansion has been overlooked by the North Carolina legislature, its impact on the growing number of uninsured children shouldn’t be ignored. A new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that number has clim...
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The views of the Pigeon River Gorge from the North Carolina Welcome Center on Interstate 40 are an impressive introduction to the state. The views will almost be matched by a renovated building and refurbished rest stop when it reopens next summer. A contractor for the N.C. Department of Transportation...
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Public Invited to Comment on Old Bridge

A bridge built in 1938 over Middle Creek in Macon County on N.C. 106 will be replaced in the near future. The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to a Nov. 29 meeting regarding the proposal to replace the bridge. The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. at Scaly Mountain Fire & Rescue...
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Jackson gets new interpretive signs

Four new wayside signs have appeared at the Jackson County Greenway, East LaPorte Park and South Painter Park, thanks to a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area. Two of the signs explain the history of logging in the area, while the other two go into natural and agricultural history discussin...
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Mainspring brings grant dollars to the region

Three Mainspring land projects were awarded a combined $1.3 million in Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) grants late last week. Simp Gap (pictured above), Graham County, $604,831: 80% of the 504 forested acres we’ll purchase is in the viewshed of the Appalachian Trail. Shut-In Creek, Jacks...
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