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Document of the Day
June 2, 2015, No comments

In early 2015, Carolina Public Press began publishing a “Document of the Day” to share key public records. The entries are selected because of their potential import. Some have appeared in our news stories, while others were stand-alone offerings. Here’s how to dig into the archive — which is downloadable and searchable.

Sarah Gudger. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

Effort pushes for new monument recognizing WNC’s African Americans

February 10, 2015, No comments

A coalition of local groups are pushing for an “iconic” monument to be erected in Pack Square that recognizes the achievements, sacrifices and his ...

Pack Square 1904

Previously unknown photo album of Asheville in 1904 surfaces

January 15, 2015, No comments

A chance find at a junk shop in New York provides a windfall for local history, providing a rare look at Western North Carolina's largest town, as it ...

The S&W Building in downtown Asheville. James Harrison/Carolina Public Press

As NC lawmakers prep for a new session, will historic tax credits get a new life?

January 7, 2015, No comments

Once considered a leader in offering state-sponsored tax credits for historic rehabilitation, North Carolina will send its lawmakers back to Raleigh n ...