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Scott Hamilton
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July 31, 2014, No comments

The president and CEO of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, Scott T. Hamilton, has been appointed executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

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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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Asheville public housing overhaul gets approval, despite confusion and questions

July 24, 2014, No comments

The governing board of the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville approves a controversial management switch, despite a statement that it wasn't v ...

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Raleigh Report: Last minute sales tax change draws fire

July 21, 2014, No comments

A hike in local sales taxes could go before the voters in November under a new plan that emerged last week in the state Senate. Meanwhile, budget talk ...

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    WNC Transportation: Buncombe County
    July 18, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Buncombe County (including Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Black Mountain, Montreat, ...

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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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    Raleigh Report: Behind-the-scenes budget, coal ash talks underway
    July 7, 2014, Comments Off

    This week, budget conferees take up teacher pay and the fate of more than 7,000 teaching assistants who would lose their jobs to cover the cost of a larger pay raise in the Senate plan. The House plans to meet in skeleton sessions all week, ...