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The Yadkin River Story

The Yadkin River Story is a multimedia documentary project about a stretch of the Yadkin River near the East Bend and the people who have made the river a part of their lives. Photographer Christine Rucker and writer Pheobe Zerwick combined their talents for the project.

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Alcoa Part 3: Environmental Stewardship Record

A well funded public relations campaign aimed at influencing public opinion regarding Alcoa’s record of environmental stewardship of Badin Lake and the Yadkin River has served as a central component of the aluminum maker’s efforts to retain control over the water rights to a 38-mile stretch of the Yadkin River for another 50 years.

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Stanly County vs. Alcoa

The political, legal and environmental battle between Alcoa and the people of Stanly County once appeared to be a mutually beneficial relationship between an industrial employer and local residents, but has now devolved into an all-out war over water rights and the future of the county.

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