The N.C. Department of Commerce announced the end of November that it has changed the economic rankings for 13 of North Carolina’s 100 counties for 2014. The designations consider a range of factors — from unemployment to income and population growth — to determine which have the most prosperous and most distressed economic conditions.
Reviving unbiased, in-depth, investigative reporting in Western North Carolina is an ambitious task. It's risky. It's expensive. It's time-consuming. ...
The Table Rock Fire showed some increased activity Wednesday morning in the area just north of Chimney Branch, and the U.S. Forest Service plans to hold a meeting Thursday night to learn about the fire.
A look at the latest news, images and video from the Table Rock Fire in Linville Gorge Wilderness, one of the largest wilderness areas in North Carolina. The U.S. Forest Service said the 2,275-acre fire is about 40 percent contained, despit ...
What's the impact of the region's cultural heritage on WNC's economy? Last week, on its 10th anniversary, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announced some preliminary results of a study asking that same question.
Wednesday night, officials said more than 40 firefighters are battling the now 100-acre fire, which is under investigation. More are expected to arrive today.
U.S. Forest Service firefighters are working to contain a 15-acre wildfire in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area of the Grandfather Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest. The cause of the fire is under investigation.