The governor is stepping up his effort to get the North Carolina legislature to put the Connect NC program — aimed at boosting road and infrastructure investments — before voters this fall. Inside: a list of Western North Carolina road and infrastructure improvements included in the plan.
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.
Protests are rising over a state plan to open a shooting range near Lake James, at the foot of the rugged and renowned Linville Gorge Wilderness.
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showin ...
In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.
Last week’s rapid thaw loosened more than the just the chunks of ice remaining on the sidewalks in Raleigh. With both of North Carolina's state government chambers on a more-or-less regular schedule, legislation started to move again.
Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina's public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and school system do?
Western North Carolina communities are debating the role of wilderness as the U.S. Forest Service continues working on its remanagement plan of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests -- which span 18 counties and more than 1 million acre ...