North Carolina DENR approves expansion of a quarry on Shewbird Mountain…

North Carolina DENR approves expansion of a crushed-stone quarry on Shewbird Mountain in western North Carolina An 87-acre area that is to be mined up to 755 feet deep By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Hayesville, N.C., Jan. 30, 2008 – Harrison Construction Company has won the right to expand its crushed stone quarry on 2,902-foot Shewbird...

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Cherokee County, North Carolina, gets a FIRM grip on planning for future floods

The recreational vehicle in Vengeance Creek at a 45-degree angle and up to the tire in mud A blow to the pride of the Tennessee Valley Authority By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Murphy, N.C., Jan. 29, 2008 – The program now underway by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to draw accurate U.S. floodplain maps places this state in the...

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Holman Water Quality Stewardship Award Banquet beginning in 2009…

Holman Water Quality Stewardship Award Banquet beginning in 2009 will highlight need to protect Hiwassee River By Tom Bennett Special to Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Murphy, N.C., Jan. 17, 2008 – One year from today, an annual banquet will commence in the Hiwassee River watershed that celebrates the quality of water still being measured in the scenic river flowing...

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