New revenue projections released last week marked a considerable turnaround from a February estimate that the state could end the fiscal year with a $271 million deficit. Now, the surplus is large enough that it could trigger the next round ...
With the frenzy of last week’s crossover rush behind them, North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh this week to begin part two of the job: crunching new revenue numbers and hammering out a state budget. Also inside: A look at what bi ...
The U.S. Forest Service held a meeting last week that brought together three forest collaborative planning groups. "There was a hunger to move past the contentiousness and frustration...," a Forest Service spokesman said.
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.