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Newsmakers forum Q&A
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November 19, 2014, No comments

Questions raised during the Newsmakers forum with some of Western North Carolina’s top forest and wildlife managers and advocates included queries about logging proposals, designated areas for recreational and hunting use and the use of tax-payer funds to support commercial logging operations.

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Newsmakers video: Live interview with WNC national forest managers, advocates

November 19, 2014, No comments

At its Newsmakers forum held on Nov. 13, Carolina Public Press hosted some of the region's top national forest managers and advocates for a live inter ...

September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

September unemployment falls across WNC

November 10, 2014, Comments Off

Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - o ...

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While most of WNC votes Republican, Buncombe Democrats win rare upsets in state legislature

November 5, 2014, Comments Off

In a race where the vast majority of WNC's state legislators kept their seats, Buncombe sent two incumbents home.

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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.

  • Early voting, 2012. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Quick Tip: Where do I vote?
    November 3, 2014, Comments Off

    Do you know where your precinct is? This year, North Carolina voters must go to their assigned polling location on Tuesday to cast their vote. Here's a quick-and-easy way for you to find out where your precinct is located.

  • National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    WNC’s National Forests: Is the public in? Or are we out?
    October 31, 2014, Comments Off

    Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmenta ...

  • Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Quick Tip: Who can you vote for?
    October 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Confused about who will be on your ballot? Here's a quick-and-easy way to look at your sample ballot before you cast your vote.