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Drought map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Click for full-size image for all of North Carolina.
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June 30, 2015, No comments

Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than two years.

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New search engine streamlines data on Asheville crime, property, services

June 11, 2015, No comments

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 ...

A "heat map" provided by the N.C. Board of Elections appears to indicate where voters without needed identifications to vote are concentrated. Click to view the full-size image.

As voter ID changes approach, state to hold hearings in Boone, Sylva next week

June 5, 2015, No comments

Two hearings on new voter ID requirements will be held in Sylva and Boone next week. Inside: What the changes are, locations where the new law impacts ...

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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.

  • 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 ...

  • September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    September unemployment falls across WNC
    November 10, 2014, No comments

    Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina.