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transportation press conference Asheville featured
September 18, 2014, No comments

Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that he hopes to overhaul North Carolina’s transportation system and wants dollars to help fund the widening of Interstate 26 and turn Highway 74 into an interstate.

Asbestos at the VA Medical Center

Asbestos at VA Medical Center

September 17, 2014, No comments

A News 13 investigation of asbestos at Asheville's VA Medical Center uncovers critical information left out of reports to federal safety inspectors.

Topics of opinion requests to State Ethics Commission

NC’s political watchdogs: The State Ethics Commission’s strengths and weaknesses

September 17, 2014, 1 Comment

The little-known state office is tasked with maintaining good government in North Carolina. A CPP investigation of the commission's first seven years ...

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Turner, Moffitt spar — gently — over NC General Assembly’s direction

September 2, 2014, 2 Comments

For the first time since declaring their candidacies—and possibly the last before election day—candidates for state House District 116 Brian Turne ...

  • Peace Rally_featured
    ‘Peace Rally’ focuses on Asheville, not Ferguson
    September 2, 2014, Comments Off

    About 150 people attended the Peace Rally, held last Saturday at downtown Asheville's Triangle Park, expecting to take a stand against racism and stand in solidarity with Ferguson, Mo. They were, instead, greeted with a block party and fish ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...

  • 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 ...