Latest Yadkin County, North Carolina Stories

2011-04-04 00:00:28

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2009-03-27 08:29:00

N.C. Water Rights Committee Commends Senate Majority And Minority Leaders For Supporting Measure Benefiting State's Economic And Environmental Future RALEIGH, N.C., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee (www.ncwaterrights.org) is commending the filing March 25 of Senate Bill 967 for the creation of the Yadkin River Trust by its sponsor, state Sen. Fletcher L. Hartsell, Jr. (R-Cabarrus), and co-sponsors N.C. Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand (D-Cumberland) and...

2009-03-26 10:32:00

Proposed bill in the N.C. General Assembly would forcibly seize hydropower business along the Yadkin River, costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars BADIN, N.C., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) said today that efforts by elected officials in North Carolina to forcibly seize its privately-owned hydropower business would cost North Carolina taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and harm the state's "business friendly" reputation. Sen. Fletcher L....

2009-01-06 09:07:00

STANLY COUNTY, N.C., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The N.C. Water Rights Committee ( www.ncwaterrights.org ) is announcing the release of the State Trust Concept, a document that outlines how the State of North Carolina can establish a Trust with respect to the ownership and management of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project on behalf of North Carolina citizens. This process will obtain and secure the license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Project currently held...

2008-07-25 12:01:05

By Sherry Youngquist, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 25--YADKINVILLE -- Yadkin County Schools fell sharply this year in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, from 36.4 percent to 18.2 percent, prompting the school system's administrators to begin discussing whether some schools will be facing sanctions. The results released this week are preliminary and are based on math scores for elementary schools and math and reading scores for high schools. Reading scores for grades 3-8 will come in...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Gene Ellis of Alcoa Power Generating Inc., +1-704-422- 5606, gene.ellis@alcoa.com; or Robert Brown for Alcoa Power Generating Inc., +1-919-810-1901, robert@rbpr.com RALEIGH, N.C., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcoa announced that it fully supports a proposed study of water issues along the Yadkin River by the state's Environmental Review Commission. The study was approved by a key N.C. House committee Tuesday. "We recognize the growing importance of water issues...

2008-07-09 06:00:27

By Sherry Youngquist, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 9--YADKINVILLE A countywide referendum on alcohol is coming to Yadkin County in September, setting off debate about greater access to liquor and beer. Some county officials say that allowing restaurants throughout the county to sell beer and liquor by the drink would help attract tourists and promote development. But others worry that more sales of alcohol would lead to problems in families. Yadkin County commissioners have set...

2008-06-27 12:02:56

RALEIGH, N.C., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A statewide public opinion poll conducted by McLaughlin & Associates shows that North Carolina voters overwhelmingly oppose a state takeover of the Yadkin Hydroelectric Project operated by Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (APGI) in central North Carolina. The poll found that 75 percent of voters disapprove of the state using tax dollars to take over a privately owned and operated business; oppose a state takeover of the Yadkin Project by a 3-to-1 margin...

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