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Environment
4:07 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina Coal Ash Spill Causes Concerns About Public Drinking Water

Scientists with Appalachian Voices are collecting water samples from the Dan River in Eden.
Credit Photo by Eric Chance / Appalachian Voices

State and federal environmental officials are continuing their investigations of a coal ash spill into the Dan River in Rockingham County.

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Arts
8:47 am
Tue February 4, 2014

North Carolina A&T State University Presents Breath, Boom

Brittany Timmons
Amanda Thompson

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

The North Carolina A&T State University Department of Visual & Performing Arts presents Breath, Boom by Kia Corthron. The hard-hitting, in-your-face play chronicles the cycle of violence, and abuse that leads girls in the mean streets of the Bronx to join gangs. Prix, played by A&T actor Brittany Timmons, struggles to come to terms with her own inner demons during her 14 years as girl gang leader. In the powerful scene from Breath, Boom that we’re about to hear, Brittany is joined by A&T actor Mia Sims who plays Cat—a young girl vying to join Prix’s gang—and rapper/actor Allison Wilson who narrates with an original rap written for the play by A&T’s Kirk Hill. Warning: the following scene and music depict acts of gang violence.

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Daily Update
8:01 am
Tue February 4, 2014

10 Things to Know for Tuesday February 4, 2014

Credit Prehensile Eye via Flickr Creative Commons

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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Housing
4:55 am
Tue February 4, 2014

A Point In Time: Finding the Homeless Who Live Among Us

Every year, on a particular night in January, volunteers fan out through their communities, with a very specific mission. It's called the Point In Time count.

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Commentary
4:40 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Some Family Roots are Never Found

African Americans struggle to identify their ancestors because slavery fractured hundreds of thousands of families.
Credit Missouri Digital History

Unlocking a family's historical lineage is especially difficult for African American.

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