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Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
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 and policies.

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.

Median Water Bill for 5,000 gallons of water

WNC pays more for water with costs driving rates

October 15, 2015, No comments

WNC water rates run higher than elsewhere with privately owned providers usually charging more and infrastructure costs putting pressure on everyone.

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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 ...

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    Clay County News Exchange coming Aug. 24
    August 6, 2015, No comments

    Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press for a free public meeting in Clay County — the sixteenth public forum in The News Exchange series — to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Car ...

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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 ...