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A field guide to pork rinds, cracklin, and chicharrons. The different kinds of pork rinds, how they are made, their history, and where you can find them in the Triangle area are explored. Their popularity has increased lately with the new trend in dieting. The wash pot style, pork rinds, crackin, fried cracklin, and fat back are all described and detailed. JP Trostle is both illustrator and author.
A look at those uninsured in North Carolina as the state legislature considers their decision to deny health coverage to North Carolinians. A number of graphs with data from the 2012 census survey show who is uninsured in North Carolina. Latinos, part-time workers, and the under-educated are most at risk at not being covered under current conditions.
\"The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources knew since last August (2013) that Duke Energy was illegally polluting the Dan River with coal ash, yet the agency did nothing about it.\" That proved disastrous when in February 2014 it was discovered that the ash pond at Duke Energy's Eden retired plant, was leaking 30,000-39,000 tons of coal ash and other contaminants into the river. The disaster has come under federal investigation, although the details have not been released. \"It is thought that the probe will focus on how DENR used the federal Clean Water Act to run interference for Duke Energy.\"