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Fracking hearing - screenshot from DENR
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August 29, 2014, No comments

A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Former legislators rank among North Carolina’s top lobbyists

August 27, 2014, No comments

Eleven former legislators now rank among the most influential lobbyists in the North Carolina General Assembly in the latest rankings released Monday ...

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Conservation PAC announces endorsements in NC elections

August 25, 2014, No comments

The NC League of Conservation Voters’ Conservation PAC announced today (Monday) its endorsements of "pro-conservation" legislators for the November ...

A photo, thought to have been taken in the 1940s, of children who attended the Mars Hill Anderson Rosenwald School.  Photo courtesy of Mars Hill University

Rural Heritage Museum to open exhibit on African Americans’ education in WNC

August 22, 2014, No comments

The exhibition traces the history of African Americans' education in Western North Carolina, with a particular emphasis on Madison County, from Recons ...

  • Rural Scholar Rivers Woodward is now in Asheville for his third and fourth year of medical school with the Asheville campus of UNC School of Medicine. According to MAHEC, there is a shortage of 140 family medicine doctors in Western North Carolina. Photo courtesy of MAHEC
    Rural primary care student program receives $3M endowment
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center announced it has received a $3 million endowment from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in support of a program encouraging the best medical students from the UNC School of Medicine to purs ...

  • John Bolton Super PAC
    Bolton Super PAC targets NC Senate race
    August 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Former U.S. Ambassador John Bolton announced on Monday his Super PAC's intention initially to focus its independent expenditures in the states of Arkansas, New Hampshire and North Carolina for the 2014 midterm elections.

  • Mary Grant
    Grant named UNC Asheville chancellor
    August 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Mary K. Grant, president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts since 2002, has been elected chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville by the Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina.