We all have to breathe to live, and the good news is that here in Western North Carolina, the quality of the air we all share is much better than it was just a few years ago. Across North Carolina, government employees are monitoring air quality and the associated health risks to make sure they stay within specified legal parameters. Meanwhile, citizen volunteers are also collecting data and working to make more information available to the public.
Where once piles of junked cars were stacked by the French Broad River, crews have been digging up concrete remnants and debris — the first step toward turning the old EDACO junkyard into the Karen Cragnolin Park. (photo courtesy of RiverLink)