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Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
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October 1, 2014, No comments

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources required Duke Energy to submit Groundwater Assessment Plans as part of the effort to cleanup or mitigate groundwater contamination at the utility’s coal ash storage ponds. The company met Friday’s deadline for submitting the plans to the state agency.

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NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released

October 1, 2014, No comments

The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate ...

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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 R ...

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North Carolina’s coal ash plan: What happened to the ‘deal breaker’?

August 25, 2014, Comments Off

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislati ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...

  • June 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...

  • May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC unemployment inches up in May
    July 3, 2014, Comments Off

    A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous month. Still, the region shows unemployment highs and lows, with its largest metro area posti ...

  • The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    Raleigh Report: Waiting for a NC budget deal
    June 30, 2014, Comments Off

    Guessing when an state budget agreement between state House and Senate legislators could happen got more difficult last week as both sides seemed to harden their positions. Meanwhile, a comprehensive coal ash bill moves forward.