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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 North Carolina.

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2014 SAT scores show improvement in NC; Asheville, Watauga students post highest scores in WNC

October 7, 2014, No comments

In SAT results information released Tuesday, North Carolina students increased their college entrance exam scores overall, compared to the previous tw ...

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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 Republ ...

August unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

WNC home to NC’s highest, lowest unemployment rates

October 3, 2014, Comments Off

When it comes to finding the state's arguably best and worst locations for finding a job, Western North Carolina was home to both in the month of Augu ...

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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.

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    WNC Transportation: Swain County
    September 9, 2014, Comments Off

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations and public transportation in Swain County (including Bryson City).

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    Swain County News Exchange coming Sept. 11
    August 28, 2014, Comments Off

    Please join us in Murphy on Sept. 11 to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina -- especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported in Swain County.