Every year since 2007, the N.C. Department of Commerce reviews the overall economic conditions for all of North Carolina’s 100 counties. The department recently completed and released its new designations, which impact state funding resources available to some of the most-distressed counties in the state.
The N.C. Division of Public Health launched its first North Carolina Breastfeeding-Friendly Child Care Designations recently, awarding the distinction ...
In four others, unemployment in November stayed the same, according to the latest data from the N.C. Division of Employment Security.
More than two-dozen Republicans threatened to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his congressional post Tuesday, and U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows played ...
As the North Carolina General Assembly heads into a new legislative session next week, the basics of its work — and some of the nitty-gritty details as well — will be increasingly accessible online, thanks to a recent upgrade.
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.
According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.
New disclosures about the Pentagon's program for sharing surplus equipment with local law agencies reveal that at least 44 agencies in Western North Carolina have participated.
Seven months after Stanley Furniture announced it was closing and eliminating 400 jobs, Oak Valley Hardwoods has purchased the shuttered the Graham County plant. Oak Valley is expected to create up to 114 jobs.
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 ...