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 gove ...
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 ...
As a part of our monthlong look at housing issues in Western North Carolina, here is a resource list from Carolina Public Press to bookmark, refer to and share.
While public housing is generally thought of as a more urban phenomenon, it, in fact, exists -- in some form -- in each one of Western North Carolina's 18 counties. And as some deal with strains on their existing resources, some waitlists f ...
In a ceremonial signal that the state House is formally organized for the session ahead, several Western North Carolina legislators receive influential committee appointments.
Mitch Gillespie, the former state legislator from McDowell County, is moved from his assistant secretary post into the department's first Western North Carolina outreach director job.