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October 28, 2014, No comments

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, No comments

This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are u ...

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Documents reveal financial, professional ties of WNC state legislators and challengers

October 14, 2014, Comments Off

Statements of Economic Interest, which must be filed yearly, offer a wealth of data on personal stakes that could sway public policy decisions in Nort ...

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Drinking water supplies located near NC coal ash ponds

October 13, 2014, Comments Off

Duke Energy officials have identified 830 private and public drinking water supply wells near the company’s 32 coal ash storage ponds in North Carol ...

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    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: Rutherford County
    August 27, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations and public transportation in Rutherford County (including Forest City, Lake Lure and Rutherfordton).