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The Mining and Energy Commission will make some changes to regulations after receiving over 200,000 public comments. The buffer zone between drill sites and drinking water may increase and unannounced inspections may occur at drill sites. One notable change will not be made. Fracking waste will be stored in open-pit ponds despite the risks of leakage and environmental contamination.
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Raleigh’s Van Alston is a 2014 Indie Art Award winner. Alston operates Slim’s in Raleigh and The Cave in Chapel Hill. His bars are places where musicians can get experience and a paycheck no matter how many listeners how up. Alston only collects 15% of ticket sales from acts after the musicians have received an guaranteed initial payment. The former tour manager and history teacher enjoys helping artists start their career and is willing to take a risk to support them that others are not.
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The Beat Making Lab is a winner of the 2014 Indie Art Awards. The UNC Chapel Hill group puts on classes, international residencies, runs a community youth center in Chapel Hill, and operates a backpack-sized recording studio. They recently received a one million dollar grant from the State Department to fund their Next Level program which uses popular music and dance to foster diplomatic goodwill and model conflict resolution through collaboration. The group has traveled to Senegal, Panama, Fiji, and Ethiopia teaching hip-hop, making beats, and recording music.
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Durham’s Leah Wilks is a 2014 Indie Art Award winner. Wilks is a co-founder of the Durham Independent Dance Artists and co-directs Culture Mill in Saxapahaw. She also runs classes at five area schools and studios and tours with the North Carolina Dance Festival as a solo performer. Her choreography and her performances have been well received and she is a mainstay in the local dance community.
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Girls Rock NC is a winner of a 2014 Indie Art Award. The group runs a camp, after school programs, and retreats for adults. Their main initiative is a music camp for girls 7-16 to help them learn to raise their voices as young women through music. The Chapel Hill group hosts sessions on body confidence, the history of women in music, and leadership. Girls Rock NC helps girls gain confidence and works for social justice.
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Samuel Montgomery-Blinn is the winner of a 2014 Indie Art Award. Montgomery-Blinn is the publisher of Bull Spec, a web-only magazine of speculative fiction. Montgomery-Blinn is known as a community builder and has given a platform to unknown North Carolina science fiction and fantasy authors. Raising the visibility of authors has helped many find an audience and gain recognition among their peers and readers.
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Laura Ritchie is an entrepreneur, cofounder, and curator of Durham’s Carrack Modern Art. This zero-commission art gallery promotes young artists who get to keep all of the proceeds of their two-week exhibitions. Ritchie volunteers as curator as she works as the educational outreach coordinator for Durham Art Guild. She is the winner of a 2014 Indie Art Award.
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