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March 27, 2015, No comments

In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.

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Govt. behind closed doors: Investigation shows hundreds of secretive WNC county meetings, with few details released

March 15, 2015, No comments

A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.

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Closed session minutes from WNC’s boards of commissioners

March 15, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.

Performance grades by all North Carolina schools. Graphic via the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

UPDATE: Report Cards: 10 of WNC’s 235 public schools earn As

February 6, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina's public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and ...

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    Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties
    January 13, 2015, No comments

    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 ...