All posts in Macon

  • Stock image: Food basket
    NC policymakers sowing effort to green state’s food deserts
    March 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Since getting down to work in January, the House Committee on Food Desert Zones has heard from grocers, producers and participants in dozens of programs around the state, including grassroots initiatives like neighborhood cooperatives, "far ...

  • Ramps. Image via the National Forests in North Carolina.
    Guidance offered on collecting ramps in NC national forests
    March 27, 2014, Comments Off

    For some visitors, spring in the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests means collecting ramps. The National Forests in North Carolina offers guidance on where you may collect ramps in North Carolina's national forests.

  • January 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce.
    Asheville metro, WNC countywide joblessness increases
    March 25, 2014, Comments Off

    Unemployment across the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina increased in January -- just as it did in the Asheville metropolitan statistical area -- according to data recently released by the state employment office.