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September 29, 2014, No comments

In an effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a number of seminars covering a variety of topics throughout October.

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NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate on Thursday

September 29, 2014, No comments

The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political ...

Members of Bucky Dann’s Social Problems class at Southwestern Community College will be asking questions of candidates at a series of debates that will be hosted at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus in the next few weeks. Photo via Southwestern Community College

Southwestern Community College class hosting candidate debate series

September 25, 2014, No comments

“A lot of times, debates are for older people,” said Gabrielle Beam, a 19-year-old Bryson City resident who’s pursuing an Associate of Arts degr ...

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Fracking brings few jobs, major destruction, mountain residents tell NC energy commission

September 16, 2014, 3 Comments

In the fourth and final public hearing on North Carolina's fracking-related rules, mountain residents largely decried the proposed rules, expressing c ...

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    Location of WNC fracking hearing changed
    August 29, 2014, Comments Off

    A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.

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    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    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 ...

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    WNC Transportation: Jackson County
    August 13, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Jackson County (including Dillsboro, Sylva and Webster).

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    NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon
    August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

    State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samples from seven WNC counties as soon as September. Plus: CPP wants to know what this story ...

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    WCU launching new lifelong learning program for WNC retirees
    July 29, 2014, Comments Off

    The institute will feature weekly interactive seminars in Cullowhee and Asheville. Sessions will focus on a wide variety of topics spanning business, history, science, literature, politics and personal development.