With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.
Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. B ...
For poor children living in Western North Carolina, it is better to live in Jackson, Yancey or Watauga counties than it is to live in Buncombe County, ...
With the frenzy of last week’s crossover rush behind them, North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh this week to begin part two of the job: crun ...
As the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians faces a growing controversy over how top officials are paid, records obtained by tribal members show how the matter could wind up in Tribal Court.
The U.S. Forest Service held a meeting last week that brought together three forest collaborative planning groups. "There was a hunger to move past the contentiousness and frustration...," a Forest Service spokesman said.
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.
In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.