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Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
November 23, 2015, No comments

Rutherford County charter school suspends clubs and seeks legal advice after criticism of gay-student support group. ACLU warns against discrimination.

Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Archive photograph by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Duke reverses course on ‘modernization’ plan

November 4, 2015, No comments

Duke Energy scraps plans for WNC transmission lines and SC substation after public outcry against its proposals. Environmental groups are pleased but ...

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UPDATED: WNC voters pick city, town governments

November 3, 2015, No comments

Unofficial election night results from cities, towns and villages across WNC updated as results come in. Spruce Pine tie broken after Thursday recount ...

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WNC districts have state’s lowest teacher turnover

November 3, 2015, No comments

Teachers are leaving WNC schools at a lower rate than elsewhere. The reasons why remain elusive and may come down in part to supportive communities an ...

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    New NC sales tax plan would boost 13 WNC counties
    September 16, 2015, No comments

    A final House and Senate conference report reached the Senate floor on Tuesday morning and was adopted, 33-16 along party lines, roughly eight hours later. A final vote is scheduled for this afternoon (Wednesday). The House, which requires ...

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    Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds
    August 4, 2015, No comments

    Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. But the main hiccup for budget conferees, so far, has proven to be on the revenue side of t ...