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October 14, 2014, No comments

Statements of Economic Interest, which must be filed yearly, offer a wealth of data on personal stakes that could sway public policy decisions in North Carolina.

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2014 SAT scores show improvement in NC; Asheville, Watauga students post highest scores in WNC

October 7, 2014, No comments

In SAT results information released Tuesday, North Carolina students increased their college entrance exam scores overall, compared to the previous tw ...

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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 Republ ...

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 Augu ...

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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 ...

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    SCC offers seminars for small businesses, entrepreneurs
    September 29, 2014, Comments Off

    In an effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a number of seminars covering a variety of topics throughout October.

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    NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate on Thursday
    September 29, 2014, Comments Off

    The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Thursday, Oct. 2.

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    Week before fracking hearing, Franklin forum attracts hundreds
    September 4, 2014, Comments Off

    At a forum held Tuesday, state officials fielded questions about fracking-related health and environmental concerns and presented information on how proposed rules overseeing natural gas exploration in the state were developed.