The N.C. Department of Commerce released data this week showing Western North Carolina's job environment can, at times, mirror the peaks and valleys of the mountains that help define our region.
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 popula ...
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 of their management on the region.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman identifies the mountain area that could be studied for natural gas extraction, but says no funding for a study has been appropriated.
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 next 15 years. But the effort isn't progressing without questions.
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.