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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo
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March 31, 2015, No comments

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.

Closed sessions graphic

Govt. behind closed doors: Investigation shows hundreds of secretive WNC county meetings, with few details released

March 15, 2015, No comments

A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.

Performance grades by all North Carolina schools. Graphic via the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

UPDATE: Report Cards: 10 of WNC’s 235 public schools earn As

February 6, 2015, No comments

Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina's public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and ...

Public Housing across WNC

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

February 2, 2015, 2 Comments

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' ...

  • 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 ...