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Are the videos “criminal intelligence” records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they “training” records of a public gathering that should be released? A legal challenge by the newspaper could force some answers.

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According to newly released data tracking October’s unemployment rates across the state’s 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.

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New disclosures about the Pentagon’s program for sharing surplus equipment with local law agencies reveal that at least 44 agencies in Western North Carolina have participated.

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Seven months after Stanley Furniture announced it was closing and eliminating 400 jobs, Oak Valley Hardwoods has purchased the shuttered the Graham County plant. Oak Valley is expected to create up to 114 jobs.

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December 2, 2014 Comments Off

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services published the proposed rules, which would expand safety provisions relating to abortion, in response to 2013 legislation. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood says it’s almost ready to open a new clinic in Asheville, which has been without an abortion provider since this summer.

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December 1, 2014 Comments Off

Earlier this year, New Belgium Brewing took steps to form a political action committee. It is believed to be a first for brewers in the exponentially growing craft beer industry.

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