whitewater center

The county wants stricter control of the Whitewater Center — including the ability to shut it down

Mecklenburg County commissioners have wanted more control over the U.S. National Whitewater Center since the death of a teenage girl linked to the center this...

The U.S. National Whitewater Center plans to reopen its rapids Wednesday

The Whitewater Center is ready to reopen whitewater activities to the public and plans to do so tomorrow, August 10. The decision came after refilling its...

The Whitewater Center could be ready to open its main channel extremely soon

The Whitewater Center has begun refilling its main channel — and visitors could be ready to raft and kayak extremely soon (maybe even this week). The...

The Whitewater Center has been cleared to begin draining its water

After an 18-year-old girl had a fatal encounter with the Naegleria fowleri amoeba tied to the Whitewater Center in June, officials began trying to work out a...

Op-Ed: In support of the USNWC

Editor’s note: The author is a former intern for USA Canoe/Kayak, who often worked at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The year was 2008, and I was...

The CDC has deemed the Whitewater Center’s filtration techniques “inadequate”

Testing for a fatal amoeba in the Whitewater Center’s signature channel came back with unusually high numbers, according to the federal Centers for...

The state legislature is getting involved with the Whitewater Center

The N.C. House of Representatives stepped into the conversation about what should be done with the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Tuesday — about a week...

The Whitewater Center has drained its whitewater to start cleaning — and it will take weeks

Last week, the CDC found in preliminary tests that there were indeed traces of a “brain-eating amoeba” in the U.S. National Whitewater...

The Whitewater Center has shut down whitewater activities after tests for a brain-eating amoeba came back positive

The U.S. National Whitewater Center has halted all whitewater activities after numerous tests for a “brain-eating” amoeba came back positive. All...

EXPLAINER: Here’s what we know about the brain-eating amoeba that may have come from the Whitewater Center

Over the last decade, health officials have seen an estimated 35 cases of infections from a single-cell amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. It’s possible...