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January 29, 2015, No comments

In a ceremonial signal that the state House is formally organized for the session ahead, several Western North Carolina legislators receive influential committee appointments.

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4-county housing needs assessment released

January 28, 2015, No comments

The report includes details on needs in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison and Transylvania counties, as well as in the city of Asheville.

North Carolina Rep. Mitch Gillespie (R) of Marion represents McDowell and Burke counties. Photo courtesy of Gillespie via the N.C. General Assembly.

Raleigh Report: Legislative session resumes Wednesday; Gillespie opts out of environmental agency

January 27, 2015, No comments

After a one-day session earlier this month and a two-week hiatus, the General Assembly heads back to work. Meanwhile, a state environmental official a ...

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WNC legislators see promise in NCGA session ahead

January 14, 2015, Comments Off

This morning, the 2015 N.C. General Assembly begins its official session. What's in store for the legislators from Western North Carolina?

  • 2015 economic tier designations WNC
    Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties
    January 13, 2015, Comments Off

    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 resourc ...

  • Unemployment rates for November 2014, the most-recent data available. Map courtesy of the N.C. Division of Employment Security
    7 WNC counties post uptick in joblessness
    January 9, 2015, Comments Off

    In four others, unemployment in November stayed the same, according to the latest data from the N.C. Division of Employment Security.

  • October 2014 unemployment across Western North Carolina. Map via the N.C. Division of Employment Security
    For joblessness, WNC is a region of extremes
    December 10, 2014, Comments Off

    According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.