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Early voting, 2012. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
April 23, 2014, No comments

Early voting begins Thursday and continues through May 3, with the primary to be held on May 6. Here are all the early voting locations for each of the 18 westernmost counties in North Carolina.

Polk County, N.C., map courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau, via Wikipedia.

Inside WNC: Polk County

April 22, 2014, No comments

This is your guide, including direct links, to Polk County and Columbus's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the cou ...

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A 20-year first: EPA proposing changes to pesticide use

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 ...

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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 ...