Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 6, February 2010
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Wake County Board of Commissioners’ Republican members are pushing to remove coverage for elective abortions from the health insurance plan for county employees. Republicans maintain that the coverage is illegal under North Carolina law. Democrats oppose the measure. Details of the plan’s proposal are explored explaining which citizen groups support and oppose the plan.
The Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival in Chatham County is raising money to buy the land it currently leases. The nonprofit that produces the festival cannot afford the land but does not want to leave. The festival is growing each year and its lease is almost up. The problem is explored and compared with other national festivals who have experienced similar issues.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s cogeneration power plant and its use of coal is explored. The plant has won awards, but many are saying that it isn’t enough. The plant uses coal and will until 2050. Protesters are trying to pressure the university to reduce that goal by twenty years.