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Tuesday, May 6, 2014, Isaac Dickson Elementary. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
May 7, 2014, Comments Off

Of the more than 6.5 million voters eligible to cast votes during North Carolina’s primary, more than 1 million did so, unofficial results from the N.C. State Board of Elections show. Across WNC, the percent of votes cast ranged from 33.42 percent in Avery to 11.49 percent in McDowell. Inside: A county-by-county look at turnout and election-day photos from Madison and Buncombe counties.

Karen Cowan cheers and sings along to “My God is Awesome,” which was led by Dr. Lamar Hylton during Monday's service at St. James AME Church in Asheville. The service was the start of the Annual Peace March and Rally held by the Martin Luther King Association of Asheville and Buncombe County. The association organized many events during the weekend in celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

Martin Luther King Jr. Day in photographs

January 22, 2014, 1 Comment

Over the past several days, communities and residents across Western North Carolina celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with breakfasts, s ...

Lucas Phillips, a third grader, walks past a bear and honey painting in the lunchroom at Bee Log Elementary, in Yancey County. The school's motto is "If you believe it you can achieve it." Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

At state’s smallest elementary school, a new school year begins

August 26, 2013, 1 Comment

Western North Carolina's smallest public school -- located in Yancey County -- is also said to be the state's smallest elementary school. We explore w ...

Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

Mountain Moral Monday, in photographs

August 7, 2013, Comments Off

Thought to be the largest public protest held recently in Asheville, Mountain Moral Monday drew thousands of attendees.

  • Promise Moseby, 4, waves a flag in the midst of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day events organized by the Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Photo essay: On MLK Day, marches, prayers ‘toward justice’
    January 23, 2013, Comments Off

    With Western North Carolina residents attending Martin Luther King Jr. Day events held across the region in the past several days, Carolina Public Press offers a photo essay highlighting a few Asheville celebrations of the man and his teach ...

  • Emily Capps prepares to head out to the auction floor with one of the many roosters up for sale in a 4-H auction held Saturday at the WNC Agricultural Center. Animals formerly shown at the Mountain State Fair were auctioned to raise money for the clubs. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    After the Mountain State Fair, farm animals get new life
    October 5, 2012, Comments Off

    Close to the end of September, 4-H clubs from across Western North Carolina gathered at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center with chickens, pigs, rabbits and more. For most of the animals, it was somewhat familiar territory. Insid ...

  • Mark and Debbie Meadows
    Meadows wins GOP nomination for 11th Congressional District race
    July 18, 2012, Comments Off

    Carolina Public Press sent reporters across the region Tuesday to check in with election officials and voters casting ballots in five statewide runoffs and one runoff for the GOP nominee for the 11th Congressional District. Here are Tuesday ...

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    Photo essay: Finding, honoring family at ‘decoration’
    July 10, 2012, Comments Off

    Decoration Day -- known by many as just 'decoration' -- is a southern tradition observed by many across Western North Carolina who travel to family cemeteries to clean and place flowers at ancestors' gravestones. Here, we document how one c ...

  • Lori Reed, left, demonstrates finger weaving techniques at the Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee, N.C., on Wednesday, June 27. The Cherokee Preservation Foundation gives grants to the village as part of it's cultural preservation efforts. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press.
    Photo essay: How a decade-old foundation helped shape Cherokee
    July 3, 2012, Comments Off

    The Cherokee Preservation Foundation uses its resources to fund efforts in the Qualla Boundary and seven Western North Carolina counties. This is one view of what the foundation has done since it rose to prominence 10 years ago -- and a sig ...