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July 17, 2014, No comments

Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Avery County (including Newland, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain and Crossnore).

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Free online entrepreneurship training available through Haywood Community College

July 17, 2014, No comments

More than 20 courses to help potential and existing business owners are now available online and free of charge.

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DOCUMENT: FBI audit of Asheville Police Department’s IT security released

July 15, 2014, No comments

While finding the APD in compliance with most of the criteria for a national criminal-information network, the bureau, in a newly published review fro ...

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What are the transportation needs in your community? NCDOT setting new criteria, wants your input.

July 7, 2014, Comments Off

A series of public meetings and open comment periods are underway across Western North Carolina, sparked by new legislation requiring the N.C. Departm ...

  • May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC unemployment inches up in May
    July 3, 2014, Comments Off

    A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous month. Still, the region shows unemployment highs and lows, with its largest metro area posti ...

  • Jordan Soucek featured
    Last year, it was Asheville. This year, it’s Boone.
    June 27, 2014, Comments Off

    For the second year in a row, state legislators have removed the planning and zoning authority of a mountain town over its adjacent properties. The move highlights legislators' concern with property rights, but critics say eliminating thes ...