Monday - August 19, 2019
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Vaping Related Illness Reported in NC
Written by Staff   
Friday, 16 August 2019 15:44

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating recent reports of severe lung disease after vaping. Three patients have been hospitalized in North Carolina since late July and similar cases have been reported from other states, including Wisconsin, Illinois, California and Minnesota. No deaths have been reported.

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Visitor Spending Up
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Thursday, 15 August 2019 16:50

RALEIGH -- Record visitor spending in 2018 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 counties. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

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New Chief Ranger Appointed
Written by Staff   
Thursday, 15 August 2019 12:32

RALEIGH -- Keith Nealson has been named chief ranger of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation. He succeeds Bryan Dowdy, who recently retired after 30 years of service to the division.

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Report Highlights Solar Energy
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:58

RALEIGH -- Solar energy provides North Carolinians with environmental and health benefits that often are overlooked, according to a new report. A study from the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group found by curbing the need to generate power at fossil-fuel plants, cities reduce smog and other kinds of air pollution linked to health problems. 

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Volunteers Sought for Litter Sweep
Written by Staff   
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:50

RALEIGH -- The N.C. Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep from Sept. 14-28.

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