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Asheville faces difficulties in raising enough revenue to meet its challenges, but Mayor Esther Manheimer said she Wednesday that she believes that by making partnerships, pouring efforts into “innovation districts” and engaging in careful planning, the city can attract enough private investment to overcome them.

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October 1, 2014

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina’s Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest in North Carolina’s history.

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September 30, 2014

Among the 40 public charter schools recently proposed to open across North Carolina in the fall of 2016 were two located in Western North Carolina.

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NONPROFIT DISCLOSURES, a new training program from Carolina Public Press, will focus specifically on the state’s large and influential nonprofit sector — including understanding what records and information nonprofit organizations must disclose and make public, according to local, state and federal laws and standards.

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The money will be used to improve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and expand public access. It may also buff a corporate image battered by the “profound event,” as CEO Lynn Good called the nation’s third-largest ash spill.

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A year after Gov. Pat McCrory created data-driven rankings to “take politics out of road building,” the governor has proposed borrowing $1 billion for new highway construction, possibly for road projects that scored near the bottom of his new evaluation system.

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