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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 departmen ...

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, No comments

In four others, unemployment in November stayed the same, according to the latest data from the N.C. Division of Employment Security.

A screen shot of the interactive Mountains-to-Sea State Trail map. Click here to view the map.

Mountains-to-Sea trail master plan underway

December 10, 2014, No comments

The 1,000-mile trail corridor will ultimately link Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey’s Ridge State Park on the coast.

  • 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.

  • June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...