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Performance grades by all North Carolina schools. Graphic via the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
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February 6, 2015, Comments Off

Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina’s public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and school system do?

Unusual shapes and forms are typical in old-growth forests. Trees shaped like this one, found in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, in Graham County, often started life growing on a large, downed log, or "nurse log," which has since decayed. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its dedication this year. Photo by Mike Belleme

50 years after the Wilderness Act, what’s the future of WNC’s wild places?

February 4, 2015, Comments Off

Western North Carolina communities are debating the role of wilderness as the U.S. Forest Service continues working on its remanagement plan of the Pi ...

House committee chairs get ready for their official portrait after the gavels were handed out last week. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

As NCGA session starts, lawmakers take on budget, gerrymandering

February 3, 2015, Comments Off

It’s a week of firsts at the N.C. General Assembly, starting with today’s first meeting of an appropriations committee, but it won’t include the ...

WNC CONFIDENTIAL: Your key to hard-to-find public information and records.

RESOURCE: Contacts for public housing, Section 8 in WNC

February 3, 2015, Comments Off

As a part of our monthlong look at housing issues in Western North Carolina, here is a resource list from Carolina Public Press to bookmark, refer to ...