The Civil War’s 150th anniversary has prompted historians and state archivists to compile a complete record of the ways the war is memorialized in North Carolina — the state that both provided the most troops and lost the most of its citizens in battle.
RockTenn makes corrugated and consumer packaging products, serving the cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceutical, food, and household goods markets. The company will expand its McDowell County operation by moving to a new facility in Marion. RockTenn and its subsidiaries currently employ 233 workers in McDowell County.
Thursday is the legislature’s crossover deadline when bills are supposed to pass either the House or Senate to stay alive for the rest of this session or next year’s short session.
French Broad Riverkeeper Hartwell Carson will lead the nine-day paddle trip down 117 miles of the French Broad River, from the headwaters into Tennessee. Participants will monitor the water quality of the river by taking samples, including sediment samples to determine the impact of the local coal burning power plant on the water quality and fish in the river.
The Senate budget proposes to fund the department at $135,593,692 for this fiscal year, which is a $15.7 million, or 10 percent, cut from the department’s continuation budget. The planned reduction of approximately 279 personnel, a 15 percent reduction, would also mean the loss of 39 juvenile court counselors and eight chief court counselors.