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January 29, 2015, No comments

In a ceremonial signal that the state House is formally organized for the session ahead, several Western North Carolina legislators receive influential committee appointments.


4-county housing needs assessment released

January 28, 2015, No comments

The report includes details on needs in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties, as well as in the city of Asheville.

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Labor advocates convene in Asheville on cusp of new state legislative session

January 28, 2015, No comments

Speakers assail North Carolina's Republican leadership but propose paths forward that could involve bipartisanship.

North Carolina Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R) of Marion represents McDowell and Burke counties. Photo courtesy of Gillespie via the N.C. General Assembly.

Raleigh Report: Legislative session resumes Wednesday; Gillespie opts out of environmental agency

January 27, 2015, No comments

After a one-day session earlier this month and a two-week hiatus, the General Assembly heads back to work. Meanwhile, a state environmental official a ...

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    Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties
    January 13, 2015, Comments Off

    Every year since 2007, the N.C. Department of Commerce reviews the overall economic conditions for all of North Carolina's 100 counties. The department recently completed and released its new designations, which impact state funding resourc ...