All posts in Polk

  • Early voting, 2012. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Quick Tip: Where do I vote?
    November 3, 2014, Comments Off

    Do you know where your precinct is? This year, North Carolina voters must go to their assigned polling location on Tuesday to cast their vote. Here's a quick-and-easy way for you to find out where your precinct is located.

  • Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Quick Tip: Who can you vote for?
    October 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Confused about who will be on your ballot? Here's a quick-and-easy way to look at your sample ballot before you cast your vote.

  • Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh
    Forest Lookouts: Deciding the future of WNC’s national forests
    October 22, 2014, Comments Off

    This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are undergoing an extensive re-planning process that will ultimately oversee more than 1 millio ...

  • August unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC home to NC’s highest, lowest unemployment rates
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to finding the state's arguably best and worst locations for finding a job, Western North Carolina was home to both in the month of August, according to new data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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    NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...

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    WNC Transportation: Polk County
    August 26, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Polk County (including Columbus, Saluda and Tryon).