Report says laws have helped improve region’s air

An annual report out this week shows air quality in North Carolina and other southeastern states is continuing to improve. Federal and state laws have made the difference, but there’s concern lawmakers may try to weaken those rules.  The 18th annual State of the Air report from the American Lung Association shows ozone and particle … More Report says laws have helped improve region’s air

Mowing lawns in white suits, as Davidson asbestos cleanup gets underway |WFAE

There was a strange sight in Davidson a few weeks ago – workers in white suits mowing lawns. It’s part of a $3 million asbestos cleanup by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at about 20 homes and other properties around an old mill.  The asbestos came from the old Carolina Asbestos factory, which operated nearby from … More Mowing lawns in white suits, as Davidson asbestos cleanup gets underway |WFAE

Curious about asbestos and health? NC officials offer info Tuesday in Davidson

N.C. Division of Public Health announcement The Health Assessment, Consultation and Education Program within the N.C. Division of Public Health will hold a community meeting to provide asbestos-related health education Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Davidson United Presbyterian Church, 116 Depot St., Davidson.

It’s the Year of the Rooster – 新年快樂 !

新年快樂 ! It’s Lunar New Year’s eve. The Year of the Rooster arrives Sat., Jan. 28, 2017. There’s a celebration tonight (Friday, Jan. 27) at Davidson College. The event runs 5-8pm in Davidson’s Lilly Family Gallery. With performances and cultural activities, it’s hosted by the Asian Cultural Awareness Association. Look for fireworks somewhere around 8pm on … More It’s the Year of the Rooster – 新年快樂 !

Work begins Mon. on asbestos site; EPA cleanups still on track | WFAE

Despite the Trump administration’s freeze on new Environmental Protection Agency contracts, a federal cleanup of asbestos found at homes in Davidson remains on track. Meanwhile, state officials say work will start next week to cap asbestos that spilled near an old factory in the neighborhood.  Here’s my latest story at WFAE, with details on next week’s … More Work begins Mon. on asbestos site; EPA cleanups still on track | WFAE

Davidson mill redevelopment unearths asbestos, old tensions | WFAE

I’ve been spending time in recent weeks talking to people about the Metrolina Warehouse in Davidson, which lies between downtown and the West Side. A new redevelopment plan – a four-story building with 183 apartments – is farther along than any in the 24 years since I’ve lived in Davidson. But there’s still the problem … More Davidson mill redevelopment unearths asbestos, old tensions | WFAE