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August 28, 2014, No comments

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.

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, No comments

New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- argu ...

Fracking public hearing in WNC

NC officials: WNC fracking-related tests starting soon

August 12, 2014, 2 Comments

State officials told Carolina Public Press this week that, with the passage of the new state budget, they’ll be able to start work testing rock samp ...

Rural Scholar Rivers Woodward is now in Asheville for his third and fourth year of medical school with the Asheville campus of UNC School of Medicine. According to MAHEC, there is a shortage of 140 family medicine doctors in Western North Carolina. Photo courtesy of MAHEC

Rural primary care student program receives $3M endowment

August 6, 2014, Comments Off

The Mountain Area Health Education Center announced it has received a $3 million endowment from The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust in support ...

  • 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 ...