The proposed transfer, to upstate South Carolina’s Inman-Campobello Water District, is picking up speed and a flood of complaints at the same time. At issue is whether Polk should give much of its public water rights to the South Carolina district for the next 75 years in exchange for improvements and maintenance of the local water system.
The objective of the application is to make the budget easier for the public and local government staffers to navigate, understand and discuss, accord ...
Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than two years.
Called SimpliCity, the program was designed by city staff and is touted as a way to “find out what’s going on all around you in an easy-to-use for ...
The application, designed by local volunteers, is intended to make city spending more understandable and facilitate discussions about budget priorities.
For poor children living in Western North Carolina, it is better to live in Jackson, Yancey or Watauga counties than it is to live in Buncombe County, according to a recent study.
The remanagement of Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will have decades-long environmental impact on North Carolina's largest block of public lands. But it will also have tremendous impacts on the economies of surrounding towns and coun ...
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
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?