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Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
April 24, 2014, No comments

Finding affordable care within close proximity has long been a challenge for rural residents. And across the country, the number of health care providers in rural areas has been dropping — a trend also seen across North Carolina’s mountains.

Early voting, 2012. Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

Early voting starts Thursday; here are the locations across WNC

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 th ...

Duke Energy North Carolina State President Paul Newton talks to reporters after a legislative hearing Tuesday concerning the state's coal ash sites. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

As likelihood of new NC coal ash legislation increases, so do questions about Asheville ponds, nearby groundwater

April 23, 2014, No comments

New legislation including tighter coal ash disposal regulations and cleanup requirements is growing more likely as lawmakers prepare to return to Rale ...

Lake Julian is held back by one of three Duke Energy dams at its coal-fired electricity plant. March 11, 2014. Photo by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Latest Asheville coal-ash dam inspections find issues Duke must monitor, address

April 23, 2014, No comments

In the latest inspection records, obtained by Carolina Public Press, regulators found wetness on one of the Asheville coal ash dams owned by Duke Ener ...

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    Inside WNC: Rutherford County
    April 23, 2014, No comments

    This is your guide, including direct links, to Rutherfordton and Rutherford County's elected officials, key agencies and departments, plus information on the county’s wages, housing, education and more.