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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - NC: Public Lands/Wilderness

Photo: Chris Strout on his mountain bike. Courtesy: Chris Strout/Pisgah SORBA

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - For the first time in its history, the U.S. Forest Service is placing greater importance on watershed protection when it comes to long-term planning. In western North Carolina, the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests will be two of the first to have their plans revised with the n

PHOTO: Barred Owl housed at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute, Picture provided by Blue Ridge Wildlife Institute

BANNER ELK, N.C. - Over the weekend, dozens of wild animals and birds were brought in to rescue shelters suffering injuries they received from being caught in the busy mesh of human activity. It's particularly a problem in western North Carolina, say animal rehabilitators, where the large amount of

RALEIGH, N. C. – Thousands of people will visit North Carolina's national and state parks over this Memorial Day weekend and through the summer - and this year, they may notice fewer staffers on site for park upkeep, tours, or for fielding questions. Continued cuts to national parks' budgets a

RALEIGH, N.C. - The lean state budget has chipped away at conservation funding in North Carolina, according to groups with a joint mission to conserve the state's natural resources. Members of the "Land for Tomorrow" coalition say the time to revive the conservation momentum is now, and on Monday th

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Several state leaders are joining environmentalists to ask the federal government to deny a request by Alcoa Aluminum to renew a 50-year lease for the Yadkin River. The river runs 215 miles through west and central North Carolina. Until recent years, it has been used by Alcoa

WILMINGTON, N.C. - The cost of real estate is down across North Carolina, making it a good time to buy land, and not just for individuals. With property values down, it's also an opportunity to add more acres to protected land trusts. In a budget year when the state struggled to maintain teacher s

ASHEBORO, N.C. - If you're not sure you've ever seen a longleaf pine, then you probably haven't. Their distinctive long, shaggy needles are guaranteed to make an impression. The historic tree once covered more than 90 million acres of the nation's southeastern coastal plain, but two centuries of lo

RALEIGH, N. C. - State legislators converging on Raleigh Wednesday have a tough job ahead of them - trying to plug a $3.7 billion hole in the state budget. While a cuts-only approach is among the solutions on the table, many are already protesting that notion. According to the North Carolina Budget

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