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Fracking public hearing featured
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September 16, 2014, No comments

In the fourth and final public hearing on North Carolina’s fracking-related rules, mountain residents largely decried the proposed rules, expressing concerns about ground and surface-water pollution, industrial accidents, pipeline failures and declining property values, among other items.

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State enviro official: WNC fracking study won’t happen this year

September 4, 2014, No comments

The state has retreated from its plan to collect rock samples this year in Jackson and the other far-western counties to test for indications of shale ...

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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 – ...

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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 -- argu ...

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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.

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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.