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June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
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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 MSA posted the lowest unemployment rates among North Carolina’s 14 metro areas.

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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 transpor ...

Fracking public hearing in WNC

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 samp ...

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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, ...

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    Town hall tackles education as Common Core repealed
    July 18, 2014, Comments Off

    Jamey Falkenbury, director of operations for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, traveled throughout Western North Carolina this week answering questions about Common Core standards, teacher pay and teacher tenure. Lawmakers, on Wednesday, rolled back Com ...

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    Competitors to make history at WCU’s 40th Mountain Heritage Day
    July 10, 2014, Comments Off

    This is the festival's 40th anniversary and will include a number of contests, from whisker-growing to old-fashioned costumes and home-canned goods contests, a chainsaw competition, antique auto show and the Mountain Heritage Day 5K.

  • May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC unemployment inches up in May
    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 posti ...