Five well owners near Goldsboro, who live close to a retired Duke Energy plant, have been warned not to use their water. They fear nearby unlined coal ash basins could be contaminating their wells. We hear from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the agency tasked with testing wells near the retired H.F. Lee plant and we hear from residents who attended a public meeting Tuesday evening.
Folks across the state are concerned with water quality. Especially after a storm water pipe burst at a retired
North Carolina is steeped in African American history, and the small, rural community of Parkstown continues that tradition. Public Radio East’s Mac McKee spoke with Marshall Jackson, who will be presenting a lecture on Parkstown at the Wayne County Museum this weekend. Jackson grew up in this community, and has spent years researching its history and the people that call it home.