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April 20, 2015, No comments

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.

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Asheville police records show steady decline, ongoing racial disparities in misconduct complaints

April 20, 2015, No comments

Newly obtained records from the Asheville Police Department show that complaints of misconduct by APD officers have steadily declined since 2008. They ...

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Forest Lookouts: The inextricable — but controversial — ties among WNC economies and the national forests

April 17, 2015, No comments

The remanagement of Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will have decades-long environmental impact on North Carolina's largest block of public land ...

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Raleigh Report: Possums, hard cider and Billy Graham

April 14, 2015, No comments

If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.

  • Jackson County closed session 2014
    Jackson commissioners adopt new closed session policy
    March 26, 2015, No comments

    Prompted by Carolina Public Press's recent investigation into closed sessions, Jackson County commissioners will now regularly review closed minutes for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year ...