The N.C. Department of Commerce announced the end of November that it has changed the economic rankings for 13 of North Carolina’s 100 counties for 2014. The designations consider a range of factors — from unemployment to income and population growth — to determine which have the most prosperous and most distressed economic conditions.
The second in an in-depth reporting series on the significance of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests in Western North Carolina and the impact o ...
Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman identifies the mountain area that could be studied for natural gas extraction, but says no f ...
For the first time since 1994, the public now has the opportunity to influence how the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests will be managed for the n ...
What's the impact of the region's cultural heritage on WNC's economy? Last week, on its 10th anniversary, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announced some preliminary results of a study asking that same question.
Working with others, the U.S. Forest Service may be one step closer to restoring the American chestnut tree to the mountains of Western North Carolina.
In a statement released Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows questioned the backlog at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
A look at how Western North Carolina and statewide agencies managing the subsidized child-care program dealt with the recent federal shutdown -- and what parents and officials across the region may face if it happens again.
Our investigation shows how a major measure of public safety can go unreported, and what the state might do to make sure it doesn't.
Western Highland Network officially ceases to operate, and Smoky Mountain Center continues with work to change its name and create a commission representing its new 23-county area. Also inside: A guide to how you can find help.