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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.

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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 ser ...

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Cherokee County evidence investigations revealed as sheriff campaign escalates

August 27, 2014, Comments Off

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, ...

  • 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 ...

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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).

  • May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC unemployment inches up in May
    July 3, 2014, Comments Off

    A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous month. Still, the region shows unemployment highs and lows, with its largest metro area posti ...

  • Nathan Ramsey, Pat McCrory, Chuck McGrady
    Raleigh Report: On NC’s budget debate, contamination and Medicaid
    June 23, 2014, Comments Off

    After a week shaking down the differences in the Senate and House versions of the 2014 budget, both chambers appointed conferees to get to a final agreement and close out the short session. The final target -- about $21.1 billion -- is the ...