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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.

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Asheville Citizen-Times sues for police videos of public events

December 16, 2014, No comments

Are the videos "criminal intelligence" records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they "training" records of a public gath ...

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

December 8, 2014, Comments Off

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 ...

The large autopsy suite at the new State Medical Examiner's Office in Raleigh. The pathologists in this office are doing fewer autopsies than in previous years because of workload and budget issues. Chris Seward/courtesy of The Charlotte Observer

NC autopsies decrease, drawing concern from law enforcement

December 1, 2014, Comments Off

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner asked staff last year not to autopsy the bodies of hundreds of people who died in suspicious or unexpected ci ...

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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.