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Performance grades by all North Carolina schools. Graphic via the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
February 6, 2015, Comments Off

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?

Public Housing across WNC

In WNC, thousands rely on public housing, vouchers as programs’ future remains uncertain

February 2, 2015, 1 Comment

While public housing is generally thought of as a more urban phenomenon, it, in fact, exists -- in some form -- in each one of Western North Carolina' ...


4-county housing needs assessment released

January 28, 2015, Comments Off

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

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City of Asheville releases preliminary police department assessment

January 20, 2015, Comments Off

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

  • 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.

  • Gene Bell at HACA meeting
    Asheville public housing evictions spark concerns
    January 5, 2015, Comments Off

    As the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville pursues an extensive overhaul, a close look at the numbers and causes of evictions in recent years points up complaints by some residents.

  • 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.