Dobson to receive inaugural Holman Water Quality Stewardship Award

Dobson to receive inaugural Holman Water Quality Stewardship Award at Jan. 17, 2009 banquet to be held at Brasstown Valley The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition’s annual honor will recognize outstanding contributions to water-quality protection The Hiwassee River flows through parts of three states. By Tom Bennett Murphy, N.C., Oct. 15, 2008 – Jim Dobson, retired...

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Volkswagen’s announcement of a new Tennessee plant can’t speed work on Corridor K…

Volkswagen’s announcement of a new Tennessee plant can’t speed work on Corridor K ‘any faster than it’s going now,’ TDOT says First Automaker says it will begin assembling 150,000 mid-size sedans annually at a $1 billon plant near Cleveland, Tenn., in 2011 If ever completed from Cleveland to Dillsboro, N.C., the Land of Sky Parkway, a.k.a....

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Building a road by eye around the mountain

First reports from the 2008 Mountain Landscapes Initiative’s charrette in western North Carolina ‘The homes at the crest actually devalue the homes down below’ By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Cullowhee, N.C., May 14, 2008 – The blade of a bulldozer is an unforgiving thing, and once you advance it on the side of a mountain and start...

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Clay County, NC Ordinances

COUNTY-BY-COUNTY REPORTS: NO. 4: CLAY COUNTY, N.C. Petition filed to halt expansion of Shewbird Mountain mine North Carolina grants permission to excavate up to a maximum depth of 755 feet from the crest ‘They’re going to leave my parents living on a little blade’ ‘We all live in a watershed,’ middle-schoolers extol By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed...

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All in Good Time: Towns County adopts building codes and mountain protection

Towns County, Georgia, formed before the Civil War, adopts building codes and mountain protection The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition’s Lake Chatuge Watershed Action Plan becomes the blueprint for environmental reform at the top of Georgia By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Hiawassee, Ga., Feb. 21, 2008 – Towns County, Ga. has the...

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