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October 1, 2014, No comments

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina’s Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest in North Carolina’s history.

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NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate on Thursday

September 29, 2014, No comments

The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political ...

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I-26, ‘Corridor K’ highlighted in McCrory’s 25-year transportation plan

September 18, 2014, 1 Comment

Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that he hopes to overhaul North Carolina's transportation system and wants dollars to help fund the widening of Inters ...

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State enviro official: WNC fracking study won’t happen this year

September 4, 2014, Comments Off

The state has retreated from its plan to collect rock samples this year in Jackson and the other far-western counties to test for indications of shale ...

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    Cherokee County News Exchange coming Sept. 10
    August 28, 2014, Comments Off

    MURPHY — Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press for a meetup in Cherokee County — the sixth in The News Exchange series — to discuss in-depth and […]

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    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 ...

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    NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon
    August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

    State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samples from seven WNC counties as soon as September. Plus: CPP wants to know what this story ...

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    WNC Transportation: Cherokee County
    July 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Cherokee County (including Andrews and Murphy).