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October 31, 2014

Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmental and cultural significance for the area. But can — and, if so, to what degree — the public be involved in planning for its future?

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October 31, 2014

Carolina Public Press announces the launch of Newsmakers, a new nonpartisan conversation series on top Western North Carolina interests and issues. The first Newmakers forum will be on the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests, which comprise the majority of the national forest lands in North Carolina.

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October 29, 2014

Despite a local campaign calling for the company to work toward shutting down its primarily coal-fired power plant, a Duke representative told Asheville City Council last night that the company has no such plans anytime soon.

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October 28, 2014

Following a protracted battle about whether to locate an early voting site at Appalachian State University, vote totals from the first two days of early voting show the location is far outpacing the other Watauga County sites.

Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh
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October 22, 2014

This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are undergoing an extensive re-planning process that will ultimately oversee more than 1 million acres in 18 mountain counties and have innumerable impacts on Western North Carolina’s residents, economies and environment.

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