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Asheville ash ponds
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November 24, 2014, No comments

The phase-out of wet coal ash basins at the Asheville power station has kicked into high gear now that the company has submitted detailed plans.

Coal ash reuse meeting agenda

NC environmental committee to meet on rules for reusing coal ash

November 19, 2014, No comments

A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are su ...

Newsmakers forum Q&A

Newsmakers video: Public Q&A on the future of WNC’s national forests

November 19, 2014, No comments

Questions raised during the Newsmakers forum with some of Western North Carolina's top forest and wildlife managers and advocates included queries abo ...

Newsmakers National Forest panel

Newsmakers video: Live interview with WNC national forest managers, advocates

November 19, 2014, No comments

At its Newsmakers forum held on Nov. 13, Carolina Public Press hosted some of the region's top national forest managers and advocates for a live inter ...

  • September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    September unemployment falls across WNC
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina.

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    NC’s 2014 ozone levels lowest on record
    November 10, 2014, Comments Off

    Ozone levels in North Carolina were the lowest on record in 2014, with no exceedances of the federal ozone standard for the first time since air monitoring began in the early 1970s, due to lower air emissions and favorable weather condition ...