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The Middle Prong stream along the Ramsey Cascades Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo courtesy of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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January 23, 2015, No comments

Scientists have determined the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains 2,900 miles of streams. Of those, 1,073 miles of streams are large enough to support fish.

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City of Asheville releases preliminary police department assessment

January 20, 2015, No comments

In response to an open records request, the City of Asheville on Friday released preliminary incomplete documents related to an ongoing assessment of ...

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Previously unknown photo album of Asheville in 1904 surfaces

January 15, 2015, No comments

A chance find at a junk shop in New York provides a windfall for local history, providing a rare look at Western North Carolina's largest town, as it ...

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Resource: NC House and Senate legislators from Western North Carolina

January 14, 2015, No comments

For your reference and bookmarking, here is an updated listing of all the North Carolina House and Senate representatives from the 18 westernmost coun ...

  • 2015 economic tier designations WNC
    Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties
    January 13, 2015, No comments

    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.