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PNS Daily Newscast - July 15, 2019 


AOC, Trump battle on Twitter over being native born. Also on our Monday rundown: Democratic hopefuls share views in five Iowa cities. Plus, efforts to control stormwater pollution are paying off for Puget Sound.

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Photo: The Race 4 Change will raise money for the North Carolina Community Action Association on May 4th. Courtesy: NCCAA

RALEIGH, N.C. - Every year, North Carolina's 40 nonprofit community action agencies serve millions of the state's citizens in need, but recent funding loss from sequestration and a decrease in donations is prompting them to look toward other ways of raising money. This spring, people from around the

Photo: $784,000 was cut from the Blue Ridge Parkway during sequestration. Courtesy: Environment NC

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Sequestration and other state and federal cuts in recent years are eating away at the Blue Ridge Parkway and other components of the National Park System, according to a report released this month by the Environment North Carolina Research and Policy Center. Now, as Congress delibe

Photo: Marquez who is taking tutoring classes at Reading Connections in Guilford County. Courtesy: Reading Connections

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Being able to read a menu or fill out a job application are skills many of us take for granted, but it's a seemingly insurmountable task for thousands of North Carolinians who struggle with reading. September is National Literacy Month, and organizations such as Reading Connection

Photo: NC nonprofits are planning for Baby Boomer retirement. Courtesy: NC Center for Nonprofits

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Now that the economy is improving and 401(k) plans are recovering, Baby Boomers are looking to retire - including those who work for the hundreds of nonprofit organizations in North Carolina. The issue is prompting a statewide initiative to help those organizations plan for cha

Photo: Hydropower dams at Yadkin River. Courtesy: Yadkin Riverkeeper

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – This weekend as North Carolinians enjoy the last of summer on the state's lakes and rivers, the fight continues over ownership of the Yadkin River. One month after the state filed in a Wake County Court to establish state ownership of the river, the Yadkin Riverkeeper i

PHOTO: More than 600 acres of Grassy Ridge land was purchased recently for conservation. Courtesy of Blue Ridge Forever.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - This Memorial Day weekend thousands of people around North Carolina have been out enjoying its natural beauty, but it's a constant struggle for conservation groups to protect valuable land in the state. However, land conservation in the state may take a small step forward without

Photo: Skier at Sugar Mountain Resort. Courtesy: Sugar Mountain Resort

BANNER ELK, N.C. - The recent and predicted snow for western North Carolina is welcome news for ski resorts as they do what they can to keep snow on the ground and trails open. Sugar Mountain Resort in Banner Elk received 20 inches of snow over the weekend. Kim Jochl, marketing director for Sugar

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

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