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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 ...

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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Prescribed burns beginning in Nantahala, Pisgah National Forests

October 2, 2014, Comments Off

The agency will conduct burns on approximately 4,000 acres in the two national forests.

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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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    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 -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...

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    WNC Transportation: Madison County
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Madison County (including Hot Springs, Mars Hill and Marshall).