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The North Carolina Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its proposed Interstate 26 connector. Photo by Angie Newsome.
November 18, 2015, No comments

Interest intense as NC Department of Transportation conducts hearing on overhaul of highways through Asheville. Commenters express concerns, push their views.

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CPP to hold news listening session in Asheville on Thursday

November 16, 2015, No comments

Join us and WCQS radio on Thursday to discuss news needs in Buncombe County for this free and public listening session.

The Linville Gorge Wilderness is seen in this image by Deborah Caffin, used by persmission of

Massive expansion of WNC wilderness possible

November 10, 2015, No comments

Forest Service issues inventories of potential wilderness areas and scenic rivers with recommendations to follow public comment. Reaction is mixed.

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke reverses course on ‘modernization’ plan

November 4, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy scraps plans for WNC transmission lines and SC substation after public outcry against its proposals. Environmental groups are pleased but ...

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    Eight voters out
    October 30, 2015, No comments

    Buncombe election board persuaded that some registered voters don’t really reside in Montreat.

  • Panelists addressed a variety of moderator and audience questions about water ownership in Western North Carolina. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    Newsmakers video: Who owns WNC’s water
    October 28, 2015, No comments

    From charges that one city uses 'water as a weapon' to a discussion of whether private or public entities are suited -- and adequately funded -- to manage drinking water, the most-recent Newsmakers event tackled questions about water owners ...