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October 7, 2014, No comments

In SAT results information released Tuesday, North Carolina students increased their college entrance exam scores overall, compared to the previous two years. In Western North Carolina, however, the region is nearly divided. Inside: County-by-county and school-by-school overall scores.

August unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

WNC home to NC’s highest, lowest unemployment rates

October 3, 2014, Comments Off

When it comes to finding the state's arguably best and worst locations for finding a job, Western North Carolina was home to both in the month of Augu ...

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Prescribed burns beginning in Nantahala, Pisgah National Forests

October 2, 2014, Comments Off

The agency will conduct burns on approximately 4,000 acres in the two national forests.

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NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released

October 1, 2014, Comments Off

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate ...

  • June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...

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    In rural WNC, van systems form four-wheeled lifelines
    August 14, 2014, Comments Off

    Van systems -- the equivalent of urban public bus systems -- operate throughout rural Western North Carolina counties, taking people to work and the grocery store -- but also to needed medical services in larger cities located even states a ...

  • Rural Scholar Rivers Woodward is now in Asheville for his third and fourth year of medical school with the Asheville campus of UNC School of Medicine. According to MAHEC, there is a shortage of 140 family medicine doctors in Western North Carolina. Photo courtesy of MAHEC
    Rural primary care student program receives $3M endowment
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center announced it has received a $3 million endowment from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in support of a program encouraging the best medical students from the UNC School of Medicine to purs ...

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    WNC Transportation: Avery County
    July 17, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Avery County (including Newland, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and Crossnore).

  • May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    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 ...