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July 29, 2014, No comments

In North Carolina, multiple federal challenges to the state’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Amendment One, are working their way through the courts.


WCU launching new lifelong learning program for WNC retirees

July 29, 2014, No comments

The institute will feature weekly interactive seminars in Cullowhee and Asheville. Sessions will focus on a wide variety of topics spanning business, ...

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Vote Check: How NC House, Senate voted on repealing Common Core education standards

July 18, 2014, No comments

North Carolina lawmakers approved a bill this week that will to repeal national education standards known as Common Core. Here is how the the state's ...

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Free online entrepreneurship training available through Haywood Community College

July 17, 2014, No comments

More than 20 courses to help potential and existing business owners are now available online and free of charge.

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    Barnwell, Hall, Norman elected to CPP board of directors
    July 10, 2014, Comments Off

    With extensive expertise in technology, finance and daily newspaper management, three new members have recently joined the board of directors of the Carolina Public Press, the region's only 501(c)(3) nonprofit news service providing Western ...

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    Competitors to make history at WCU’s 40th Mountain Heritage Day
    July 10, 2014, Comments Off

    This is the festival's 40th anniversary and will include a number of contests, from whisker-growing to old-fashioned costumes and home-canned goods contests, a chainsaw competition, antique auto show and the Mountain Heritage Day 5K.

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    UNCA, WCU improvements authorized by McCrory
    July 8, 2014, Comments Off

    Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill Monday that authorizes approximately $376 million of improvements that will directly benefit students at six University of North Carolina institutions.

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    WNC unemployment inches up in May
    July 3, 2014, Comments Off

    A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous month. Still, the region shows unemployment highs and lows, with its largest metro area posti ...