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for Independent Weekly Vol. 27 Issue 18, May 2010
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Pollution in the form of garbage is a problem at Jordan Lake. The handful of organizations who are in charge of the lake are not in charge of cleaning up the garbage. The work of cleanup is left to volunteers. Many individuals and groups are helping, but the one million visitors and the Haw River that feed the lake just keep bringing more. The garbage harms wildlife and pollutes the water.
Four of North Carolina’s craft breweries won awards at the largest beer competition in the world this year. Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, Olde Hickory Brewery in Hickory, and Foothill Brewing Co. in Winston-Salem won silver and Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery in Farmville captured a gold. The awards indicate the state’s brewers are growing in skill as well as numbers. The state is now one of the hottest markets for craft beer.