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May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
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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 posting the lowest monthly unemployment rate in North Carolina.

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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 mo ...

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Racial disparities persist in WNC infant deaths

May 29, 2014, Comments Off

In NC, African-American babies are dying before their first birthday at about two-and-a-half times the rate of white babies. The numbers are only slig ...

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Special Report, Part 2: The poverty problem in the rural mountains of WNC

May 22, 2014, Comments Off

In the second part of an award-winning series looking at poverty in rural Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press contributor Steph Guinan analy ...

  • Yancey County Courthouse, taken August 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press
    Inside WNC: Yancey County
    April 29, 2014, Comments Off

    This is your guide to Burnsville and Yancey County's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, jobs, housing, education and more.

  • Watauga County Courthouse, pictured in September 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press
    Inside WNC: Watauga County
    April 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Inside WNC is a permanent feature from Carolina Public Press that profiles each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. This is your guide, including direct links, to elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus informati ...

  • Transylvania County, N.C., map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, via Wikipedia
    Inside WNC: Transylvania County
    April 25, 2014, Comments Off

    Inside WNC is a permanent feature from Carolina Public Press that profiles each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. This is your guide, including direct links, to elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus informati ...

  • Swain County, N.C., map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, via Wikipedia
    Inside WNC: Swain County
    April 24, 2014, Comments Off

    Inside WNC is a permanent feature from Carolina Public Press that profiles each of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina. This is your guide, including direct links, to elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus informati ...

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    Inside WNC: Rutherford County
    April 23, 2014, Comments Off

    This is your guide, including direct links, to Rutherfordton and Rutherford County's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, housing, education and more.