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April 17, 2015, No comments

The remanagement of Pisgah and Nantahala national forests will have decades-long environmental impact on North Carolina’s largest block of public lands. But it will also have tremendous impacts on the economies of surrounding towns and counties. A look at the debate over how those changes may play out.

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Raleigh Report: Possums, hard cider and Billy Graham

April 14, 2015, No comments

If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.

An Asheville police officer asks protestor John Penley and others to quiet down their demonstrations outside the Asheville City Building after some started banging five-gallon buckets with spoons, playing instruments and chanting against the BID. Penley disputed the request, stating the square in front of city hall is a designated 24-hour free speech zone. “That’s what the First Amendment is about is disturbing people,” Penley said. Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Complaints, investigations into Buncombe, Asheville law enforcement a moving target

April 8, 2015, No comments

Buncombe County law enforcement report that complaints have remained steady or declined in recent years. But in the city of Asheville, it's unclear wh ...

An empty hallway at the NC State Legislative Building. File photo, Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Sales tax debate continues as NC lawmakers go on spring break

April 7, 2015, No comments

Lawmakers aren't in Raleigh this week, but headlines are still grabbed by state sales tax proposals and local bills filed by WNC legislators proposing ...

  • Jackson County closed session 2014
    Jackson commissioners adopt new closed session policy
    March 26, 2015, No comments

    Prompted by Carolina Public Press's recent investigation into closed sessions, Jackson County commissioners will now regularly review closed minutes for potential release. Meanwhile, the board released a detailed account of one of last year ...