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December 18, 2014, No comments

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press’ investigative reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.

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Asheville Citizen-Times sues for police videos of public events

December 16, 2014, No comments

Are the videos "criminal intelligence" records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they "training" records of a public gath ...

A screen shot of the interactive Mountains-to-Sea State Trail map. Click here to view the map.

Mountains-to-Sea trail master plan underway

December 10, 2014, No comments

The 1,000-mile trail corridor will ultimately link Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the coast.

October 2014 unemployment across Western North Carolina. Map via the N.C. Division of Employment Security

For joblessness, WNC is a region of extremes

December 10, 2014, No comments

According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.

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    New Belgium grows WNC brewery — and political clout
    December 1, 2014, Comments Off

    Earlier this year, New Belgium Brewing took steps to form a political action committee. It is believed to be a first for brewers in the exponentially growing craft beer industry.

  • Coal ash reuse meeting agenda
    NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash
    November 19, 2014, Comments Off

    A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are sufficient to protect public health and the environment, other options for reusing coal ash ...