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September 29, 2014, No comments

The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Thursday, Oct. 2.

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I-26, ‘Corridor K’ highlighted in McCrory’s 25-year transportation plan

September 18, 2014, 1 Comment

Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that he hopes to overhaul North Carolina's transportation system and wants dollars to help fund the widening of Inters ...

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State enviro official: WNC fracking study won’t happen this year

September 4, 2014, Comments Off

The state has retreated from its plan to collect rock samples this year in Jackson and the other far-western counties to test for indications of shale ...

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Graham County News Exchange coming Sept. 10

August 28, 2014, Comments Off

Please join us in Robbinsville on Sept. 10 to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina -- especially the people, places a ...

  • June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...

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    NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon
    August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

    State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samples from seven WNC counties as soon as September. Plus: CPP wants to know what this story ...

  • Rural Scholar Rivers Woodward is now in Asheville for his third and fourth year of medical school with the Asheville campus of UNC School of Medicine. According to MAHEC, there is a shortage of 140 family medicine doctors in Western North Carolina. Photo courtesy of MAHEC
    Rural primary care student program receives $3M endowment
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center announced it has received a $3 million endowment from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in support of a program encouraging the best medical students from the UNC School of Medicine to purs ...

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    WNC Transportation: Graham County
    August 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Graham County (including Robbinsville and Lake Santeetlah).