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December 18, 2014, No comments

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press’ investigative reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.

October 2014 unemployment across Western North Carolina. Map via the N.C. Division of Employment Security

For joblessness, WNC is a region of extremes

December 10, 2014, No comments

According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.

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Military grants to WNC law agencies detailed in Defense Dept. release

December 8, 2014, No comments

New disclosures about the Pentagon's program for sharing surplus equipment with local law agencies reveal that at least 44 agencies in Western North C ...

Newsmakers forum Q&A

Newsmakers video: Public Q&A on the future of WNC’s national forests

November 19, 2014, Comments Off

Questions raised during the Newsmakers forum with some of Western North Carolina's top forest and wildlife managers and advocates included queries abo ...

  • September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    September unemployment falls across WNC
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina.

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    WNC will have few new sheriffs in town
    November 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Even as some heated disputes played out in yesterday's election, 15 of 18 Western North Carolina counties will keep their top law officer in place.

  • Early voting, 2012. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Quick Tip: Where do I vote?
    November 3, 2014, Comments Off

    Do you know where your precinct is? This year, North Carolina voters must go to their assigned polling location on Tuesday to cast their vote. Here's a quick-and-easy way for you to find out where your precinct is located.