All posts in Mitchell

Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press
August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.

Aldona Wos (left) speaks during the announcement that she will step down as secretary of the NC Department of Health and Human services, as Rick Brajer (middle) and Gov. Pat McCrory (right) look on. Brajer will replace Wos as secretary of the department. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Wos resigns, new DHHS director named

August 6, 2015, No comments

Rick Brajer, a biotech executive, will the next person to head the department after Wos announced her resignation on Wednesday in Raleigh.


Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds

August 4, 2015, No comments

Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. B ...

Economy and money icon

Senate budget cuts ASU energy center, adds funding to MAHEC, WNC Ag Center

June 17, 2015, No comments

Debate on the Senate's $21.5 billion budget proposal is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Crunch time on Jones Street
    April 29, 2015, No comments

    With the official crossover deadline on Thursday, N.C. legislative committees are kicking into high gear to get a huge gulp of bills heard and to the floor as quickly as possible. Also inside: Bills on renewable energy, environmental regula ...