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July 18, 2014, No comments

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 Common Core educational standards in North Carolina.

Basins in North Carolina pose the potential for oil and gas extraction in the state. Image from the N.C. Department of Natural Resources fracking study, dated April 12, 2012.

Who owns the mineral rights on your property? Ownership questions triggered by NC fracking hopes

July 17, 2014, No comments

As the state tests for natural gas deposits, some Jackson County property owners are fretting about decades-old decisions to sell mineral rights.

Stock image: canned food, preserved food

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 co ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Vote Check: How the NC House, Senate voted on UNC system improvements

July 8, 2014, Comments Off

Gov. Pat McCrory signed a bill on Monday allowing for $376 million worth of improvements at six University of North Carolina system campuses, includin ...

  • 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 ...