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November 4, 2015, No comments

Join us Tuesday in Murphy for a listening session on the news needs in Cherokee County.

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WNC districts have state’s lowest teacher turnover

November 3, 2015, No comments

Teachers are leaving WNC schools at a lower rate than elsewhere. The reasons why remain elusive and may come down in part to supportive communities an ...

Voters take to the booths at the Madison High School polling location in Madison County. At around 2 p.m. Tuesday, 194 voters had cast a ballot at the school. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

CPP probes criminal records of WNC municipal candidates

October 26, 2015, No comments

Checking records for 2015 candidates in WNC identifies four with criminal convictions. Each spoke with CPP, as did one candidate with a long history o ...

A view of Pisgah National Forest. Photo courtesy of Patrick Sullivan/Times-News

Behind-the-scenes effort seeks harmony on WNC forests plan

October 21, 2015, No comments

With diverging ideas for managing WNC national forests and the feds revising their master plan, a Stakeholders Forum tries to forge harmony.

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    New NC sales tax plan would boost 13 WNC counties
    September 16, 2015, No comments

    A final House and Senate conference report reached the Senate floor on Tuesday morning and was adopted, 33-16 along party lines, roughly eight hours later. A final vote is scheduled for this afternoon (Wednesday). The House, which requires ...

  • Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, and Rep. Josh Jordan, R-Ashe, appear together at a House committee hearing in Raleigh on Wednesday, the same day House and Senate leaders announced that they had reached a compromise state spending target. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
    House, Senate agree on $21.74 billion spending target
    August 19, 2015, No comments

    The figure represents a compromise between earlier spending proposals set by the two chambers and Gov. Pat McCrory. Overall, the figure also increased spending by 3.1 percent, more than the governor and the Senate proposed and almost two pe ...

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    Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds
    August 4, 2015, No comments

    Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. But the main hiccup for budget conferees, so far, has proven to be on the revenue side of t ...