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January 29, 2015, No comments

In a ceremonial signal that the state House is formally organized for the session ahead, several Western North Carolina legislators receive influential committee appointments.

2015 economic tier designations WNC

Economic tier designations change for 3 WNC counties

January 13, 2015, Comments Off

Every year since 2007, the N.C. Department of Commerce reviews the overall economic conditions for all of North Carolina's 100 counties. The departmen ...

Unemployment rates for November 2014, the most-recent data available. Map courtesy of the N.C. Division of Employment Security

7 WNC counties post uptick in joblessness

January 9, 2015, Comments Off

In four others, unemployment in November stayed the same, according to the latest data from the N.C. Division of Employment Security.

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Meadows’ vote veers from GOP establishment, to what effect?

January 8, 2015, 2 Comments

More than two-dozen Republicans threatened to unseat House Speaker John Boehner from his congressional post Tuesday, and U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows played ...

  • October 2014 unemployment across Western North Carolina. Map via the N.C. Division of Employment Security
    For joblessness, WNC is a region of extremes
    December 10, 2014, Comments Off

    According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.

  • Coal ash reuse meeting agenda
    NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash
    November 19, 2014, Comments Off

    A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are sufficient to protect public health and the environment, other options for reusing coal ash ...

  • September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    September unemployment falls across WNC
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina.