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December 18, 2014, No comments

2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press’ investigative reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.

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.

October 2014 unemployment across Western North Carolina. Map via the N.C. Division of Employment Security

For joblessness, WNC is a region of extremes

December 10, 2014, No comments

According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.

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Military grants to WNC law agencies detailed in Defense Dept. release

December 8, 2014, No comments

New disclosures about the Pentagon's program for sharing surplus equipment with local law agencies reveal that at least 44 agencies in Western North C ...

  • September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    September unemployment falls across WNC
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    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.

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    WNC will have few new sheriffs in town
    November 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Even as some heated disputes played out in yesterday's election, 15 of 18 Western North Carolina counties will keep their top law officer in place.