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Watauga County Board of Elections member Kathleen Campbell, standing at the podium, makes her case Tuesday at a N.C. State Board of Elections hearing in Raleigh last September. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press
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October 14, 2014, No comments

The court decision is the latest development in Watauga County’s long-running dispute over voting rules in Watauga County, home to Appalachian State University, the largest public university in Western North Carolina.

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Documents reveal financial, professional ties of WNC state legislators and challengers

October 14, 2014, No comments

Statements of Economic Interest, which must be filed yearly, offer a wealth of data on personal stakes that could sway public policy decisions in Nort ...

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are in a race for one of two US Senate seats representing North Carolina.

Tillis, Hagan trade shots over NC’s environment

October 14, 2014, No comments

From climate change to fracking chemicals, Hagan and Tillis recently challenged one another on their actions and opinions related to the state's envir ...

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Asheville Moral Monday group shifts focus to early voting

October 7, 2014, No comments

The Mountain People’s Assembly, the Asheville-Buncombe chapter of the NAACP and the Campaign for Southern Equality are hosting a non-partisan Early ...

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    NC Senate debate: Davis and Hipps
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    State spending on education took center stage Thursday during a debate at Western Carolina University between Democrat Jane Hipps and incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Davis for the 50th District Senate seat, which includes Cherokee, Clay, Grah ...

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    NC infant mortality rate falls; WNC numbers released
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    The Public Health Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that North Carolina's Infant Mortality Rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. The Infant Mortality Rate ties 2010 as the lowest ...

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    NC Senate candidates Davis, Hipps to debate on Thursday
    September 29, 2014, Comments Off

    The third and final in a series of political debates sponsored by Western Carolina University’s Public Policy Institute and Department of Political Science and Public Affairs will be held Thursday, Oct. 2.