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Reports show that there have been more TV ads run in North Carolina this election season than any other election in the country. What could it mean for voter turnout?

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April 24, 2014

Inside WNC is a permanent feature from Carolina Public Press that profiles each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. This is your guide, including direct links, to elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, housing, education and more for Swain County.

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Early voting begins Thursday and continues through May 3, with the primary to be held on May 6. Here are all the early voting locations for each of the 18 westernmost counties in North Carolina.

Duke Energy North Carolina State President Paul Newton talks to reporters after a legislative hearing Tuesday concerning the state's coal ash sites. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
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April 23, 2014

New legislation including tighter coal ash disposal regulations and cleanup requirements is growing more likely as lawmakers prepare to return to Raleigh for their first legislative session since a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River in February highlighted years of alleged scant oversight.

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April 23, 2014

In the latest inspection records, obtained by Carolina Public Press, regulators found wetness on one of the Asheville coal ash dams owned by Duke Energy. Records also show that regulators have asked for emergency action plans for the dams. Current plans on file with the state are from November 2010.

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