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Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
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August 20, 2014, No comments

Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, if not next year.

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 ...

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WNC Transportation: Madison County

August 20, 2014, No comments

Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transpor ...

Where will job losses fall as state leaders tackle balancing the budget and closing the $2.4 billion gap? Photo by Angie Newsome

Bridges to be replaced in Buncombe, Madison, Mitchell counties

August 19, 2014, No comments

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an $11.4 million contract to replace 11 bridges in Buncombe, Madison and Mitchell counties.

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    In rural WNC, van systems form four-wheeled lifelines
    August 14, 2014, No comments

    Van systems -- the equivalent of urban public bus systems -- operate throughout rural Western North Carolina counties, taking people to work and the grocery store -- but also to needed medical services in larger cities located even states a ...

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    WNC Transportation: Macon County
    August 14, 2014, No comments

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