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National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
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October 31, 2014, No comments

Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmental and cultural significance for the area. But can — and, if so, to what degree — the public be involved in planning for its future?

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Quick Tip: Who can you vote for?

October 28, 2014, No comments

Confused about who will be on your ballot? Here's a quick-and-easy way to look at your sample ballot before you cast your vote.

Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh

Forest Lookouts: Deciding the future of WNC’s national forests

October 22, 2014, No comments

This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are u ...

Alene and Cris Arnold, of Nashville, Tenn., view a hemlock snag created when the Forest Service dynamited the dead hemlocks along the trail at Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, in Graham County. "We were just wondering if we should bring the kids," Alene Arnold says, as her family loved the cool, shady conditions on this trail in years past. Photo by Mike Belleme

Next round of Pisgah, Nantahala national forest planning meetings underway

October 21, 2014, No comments

The meetings, which will be held throughout October and November in locations across Western North Carolina, will provide information about the propos ...

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    NC Senate debate: Davis and Hipps
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    State spending on education took center stage Thursday during a debate at Western Carolina University between Democrat Jane Hipps and incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Davis for the 50th District Senate seat, which includes Cherokee, Clay, Grah ...

  • August unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC home to NC’s highest, lowest unemployment rates
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to finding the state's arguably best and worst locations for finding a job, Western North Carolina was home to both in the month of August, according to new data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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    NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...