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November 3, 2015, No comments

Unofficial election night results from cities, towns and villages across WNC updated as results come in. Spruce Pine tie broken after Thursday recount.

Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

WNC districts have state’s lowest teacher turnover

November 3, 2015, No comments

Teachers are leaving WNC schools at a lower rate than elsewhere. The reasons why remain elusive and may come down in part to supportive communities an ...


WNC faces worsening housing squeeze

October 16, 2015, No comments

Numbers understate the lack of affordable housing and predominance of ‘dogs’ on the market.

Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press

Who Owns WNC’s Water? Diving into the murky future of the region’s water systems

August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and ...