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August 26, 2014, No comments

About 100 people gathered on of Pack Square wearing red and protesting police brutality and racial injustice late Sunday evening in a precursor to a larger rally scheduled for Aug. 30.

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North Carolina’s coal ash plan: What happened to the ‘deal breaker’?

August 25, 2014, No comments

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislati ...

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

NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill

August 20, 2014, No comments

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 ...

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, No comments

New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- argu ...

  • 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 ...