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Christmas Tree Getty Image
April 8, 2014, No comments

While pesticides can help farmers raise lusher Christmas trees and juicier tomatoes, they can also be a threat to thousands of farmworkers in Western North Carolina who plant and harvest crops on farmland throughout the mountains. Those risks are the focus of a set of proposed changes to federal rules governing pesticide use on farms.

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Spending game just getting started for US Reps. McHenry, Meadows, Foxx

April 7, 2014, No comments

What did it take for Western North Carolina's congressional representatives to win their seat? In the race for office, campaign spending can mean the ...

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Consumer Bureau leaders absent from hearing examining discrimination allegations

April 3, 2014, No comments

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., became visibly exasperated during a congressional subcommittee hearing Wednesday as he listened to the testimony of ...

Recently released county-by-county rankings indicate the health of Western North Carolina residents. Map snapshot from Health

Measuring health: New county rankings for WNC released

April 1, 2014, No comments

From mental health to teen births, lack of health insurance to drinking water violations, how does your county measure up when it comes to the overall ...