One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.
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.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.
Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina's public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and school system do?
Western North Carolina communities are debating the role of wilderness as the U.S. Forest Service continues working on its remanagement plan of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests -- which span 18 counties and more than 1 million acre ...
As a part of our monthlong look at housing issues in Western North Carolina, here is a resource list from Carolina Public Press to bookmark, refer to and share.
While public housing is generally thought of as a more urban phenomenon, it, in fact, exists -- in some form -- in each one of Western North Carolina's 18 counties. And as some deal with strains on their existing resources, some waitlists f ...
While more than 10,000 households in WNC rely on some form of public housing assistance, housing authorities don't usually attract the same level of scrutiny as a local government, for example, so their workings are sometimes not well under ...
In a ceremonial signal that the state House is formally organized for the session ahead, several Western North Carolina legislators receive influential committee appointments.