A look at the list of candidates who have filed to run in 2016 for statewide and local offices affecting WNC.
WNC county boards of election canvassed last week's election results on Tuesday and declared winners in several municipal races. Others could still see recounts.
WCU hopes an initiative to place nurse practitioners in area hospitals will promote wellness. But others say this won't fix limited access to health care.
Teachers are leaving WNC schools at a lower rate than elsewhere. The reasons why remain elusive and may come down in part to supportive communities and policies.
Checking records for 2015 candidates in WNC identifies four with criminal convictions. Each spoke with CPP, as did one candidate with a long history of arrests.
With diverging ideas for managing WNC national forests and the feds revising their master plan, a Stakeholders Forum tries to forge harmony.