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Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches River Cities Alliance

New Delhi [India], November 26 (ANI): Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launched the River Cities Alliance and said that the initiative will enable cities to learn from each other's successes and failures as well as connect people with the rivers. River Cities Alliance is a dedicated platform...
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Surprise homecoming for Grand Island Marine at Eppley Airfield

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Arrival after arrival at Eppley Field, families are reunited. Every Thanksgiving homecoming is special, so how do you make these moments unforgettable?. The Cook’s started with a plan to surprise their son. “He’s just expecting me,” Tim Cook said. “But unbeknownst to him, I’m bringing along...
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First-Time Buyers Enjoy Lifestyle Changes Of New Homes In Winchmore Hill

Purchasing your first home is one of the biggest steps you’ll take in your life, and it’s far more than just a financial transaction, and two sets of buyers at Dandara’s New River View development in north London illustrate the big changes that homeownership can lead to. The homes at...

State Budget Includes Historic Funding for Conservation; Blue Ridge Conservancy Projects Highlighted

The newly signed North Carolina state budget includes funding for several Blue Ridge Conservancy projects as part of the $300 million allocation for conservation and outdoor recreation. The bipartisan budget, signed into law by Gov. Cooper on November 18, includes $500,000 for the Middle Fork Greenway and $150,000 for the Watauga River Paddle Trail. Also in the budget is $50,000 for a Natural Heritage Program study of the Northern Peaks Trail corridor, which will help map the trail with minimal impact on rare plants and animals.
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Boone, NRC host volunteer tree planting at Bolick Farm

BOONE — Nearly 30 volunteers came together on Nov. 20 to plant 174 trees throughout the floodplain of the former Bolick Farm, which is now owned by the town of Boone. Boone partnered with the New River Conservancy to plant the trees as part of a larger restoration and reforestation of the floodplain along the South Fork of the New River.

Jacksonville to receive 20 million towards infrastructure funds

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The City of Jacksonville will receive 20 million dollars from the state towards its infrastructure now that the state budget has been passed. The money will be used to assist in the construction of the Parkwood Regional Sewer Project which will allow the city to build one thousand new housing units. […]

Flu making a comeback this Fall

The director for the New River Health District on staying safe this Thanksgiving weekend when it comes to COVID-19 – and on another virus making a comeback this fall. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: