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The Middle Prong stream along the Ramsey Cascades Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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January 23, 2015, No comments

Scientists have determined the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains 2,900 miles of streams. Of those, 1,073 miles of streams are large enough to support fish.

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Carolina Public Press seeks managing editor to join its award-winning team

January 21, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press, an award-winning, nationally recognized nonprofit online news service, seeks a Managing Editor to join its staff. If you’ve g ...

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City of Asheville releases preliminary police department assessment

January 20, 2015, No comments

In response to an open records request, the City of Asheville on Friday released preliminary incomplete documents related to an ongoing assessment of ...

North Carolina Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R) of Marion represents McDowell and Burke counties. Photo courtesy of Gillespie via the N.C. General Assembly.

NC enviro agency changes leadership, moves Gillespie to first WNC outreach director

January 15, 2015, No comments

Mitch Gillespie, the former state legislator from McDowell County, is moved from his assistant secretary post into the department's first Western Nort ...

  • 2015 economic tier designations WNC
    Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties
    January 13, 2015, No comments

    Every year since 2007, the N.C. Department of Commerce reviews the overall economic conditions for all of North Carolina's 100 counties. The department recently completed and released its new designations, which impact state funding resourc ...

  • Unemployment rates for November 2014, the most-recent data available. Map courtesy of the N.C. Division of Employment Security
    7 WNC counties post uptick in joblessness
    January 9, 2015, Comments Off

    In four others, unemployment in November stayed the same, according to the latest data from the N.C. Division of Employment Security.