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March 27, 2015, No comments

In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.

Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, listens during a recent meeting of the House Environment Committee. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Disagreements simmer between governor, legislature

March 23, 2015, No comments

While tensions rise between the governor and state legislators, bills regarding NC vaccination exemptions and school calendars for systems throughout ...

Asheville Vice Mayor Esther Manheimer made a presentation in 2012 to legislators studying the city's water system. Lissa Gotwals/Carolina Public Press file photo

Raleigh Report: It’s a city vs. rural thing — or is it?

March 17, 2015, 1 Comment

Efforts spreading through the state legislature in recent weeks raised a theme that local officials in Buncombe and Watauga counties may know all too ...

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Govt. behind closed doors: Investigation shows hundreds of secretive WNC county meetings, with few details released

March 15, 2015, No comments

A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.

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    ‘New economy’ conference set for March 18
    March 3, 2015, No comments

    Self Help Credit Union is hosting a March 18 conference, “Bringing it Home: Building a Local Economy for Everyone,” exploring how local, regional and national programs are changing the face of economic development in Western North Carol ...