The governor is stepping up his effort to get the North Carolina legislature to put the Connect NC program — aimed at boosting road and infrastructure investments — before voters this fall. Inside: a list of Western North Carolina road and infrastructure improvements included in the plan.
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.
Emissions tests for cars and trucks are no longer necessary to protect air quality in more than half the counties where state testing is currently req ...
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showin ...
In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.
Nearly 4,000 black southerners were killed by mob violence in the decades following the Civil War, including 102 in North Carolina, a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative indicates. Here’s what we know about eight lynchings in the m ...
Carolina Public Press analyzed the grades for all of Western North Carolina's public schools (which include charter schools). How did your school and school system do?
As a part of our monthlong look at housing issues in Western North Carolina, here is a resource list from Carolina Public Press to bookmark, refer to and share.