A Sunday full of mostly bad news, as North Carolina barrels down the path of pollution, poverty, and politics-as-usual. Of special note, Queen Aldona, still firmly planted on her big-donor throne, continues to screw up everything she touches at DHHS. If Pat McCrory were running government like a business, Aldona Wos would have been sent packing months ago.
Dan River Coal Spill & Cleanup Not Slowing River Activity (WFMY-TV) -- In February, nearly 40,000 tons of coal ash spilled into the Dan River. That's 80 million pounds of pollution that was released in the river water at Duke Energy's Eden power station. "We were just shocked about the news about the spill. We didn't know how it would impact our summer business," said David Hoskins, who owns a canoes and kayaks rental company. Hoskins said he believed the negative news surrounding the coal ash spill would sink his profits. "Our worry was to be guilty to by association," said Hoskins, who owns The Dan River Company.