The N.C. Department of Commerce announced the end of November that it has changed the economic rankings for 13 of North Carolina’s 100 counties for 2014. The designations consider a range of factors — from unemployment to income and population growth — to determine which have the most prosperous and most distressed economic conditions.
The second in an in-depth reporting series on the significance of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests in Western North Carolina and the impact o ...
The Table Rock Fire showed some increased activity Wednesday morning in the area just north of Chimney Branch, and the U.S. Forest Service plans to hold a meeting Thursday night to learn about the fire.
Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman identifies the mountain area that could be studied for natural gas extraction, but says no funding for a study has been appropriated.
The study, first mentioned publicly at a state Environmental Review Commission hearing last week, comes as a surprise to area legislators and environmental activists.
For the first time since 1994, the public now has the opportunity to influence how the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests will be managed for the next 15 years. But the effort isn't progressing without questions.
A look at the latest news, images and video from the Table Rock Fire in Linville Gorge Wilderness, one of the largest wilderness areas in North Carolina. The U.S. Forest Service said the 2,275-acre fire is about 40 percent contained, despit ...
What's the impact of the region's cultural heritage on WNC's economy? Last week, on its 10th anniversary, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announced some preliminary results of a study asking that same question.