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A River's Destiny: The Battle for Wild and Scenic Status

Popular whitewater rapids along the North Fork French Broad.
Jesse Barber
Carolina Public Press
Popular whitewater rapids along the North Fork French Broad. Photo: Jesse Barber/ Carolina Public Press

Reporter Jack Igelman of Carolina Public Press talked with WNCW about his informative story on helping Western North Carolina's North Fork and Broad Rivers. "A River's Destiny" shares how these rivers, particularly the counties they run through, are trying to gain important wild and scenic status that could lead to government funding that helps in their struggles. This interview aired on August 30, 2023.

Read the story here.

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