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July 7, 2014, Comments Off

A series of public meetings and open comment periods are underway across Western North Carolina, sparked by new legislation requiring the N.C. Department of Transportation to consider public input when ranking community transportation needs.

The newly released Asheville Police Department evidence room audit offers further clues to what guns, drugs and money went missing from the department. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

DOCUMENT: The Asheville Police Department evidence room audit

July 2, 2014, 1 Comment

Published for the first time in its entirety, the Asheville Police Department's evidence room audit may be read, reviewed, shared and downloaded here ...

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Last year, it was Asheville. This year, it’s Boone.

June 27, 2014, Comments Off

For the second year in a row, state legislators have removed the planning and zoning authority of a mountain town over its adjacent properties. The mo ...

Housing authority meeting June 2014. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

Amid transparency concerns, Asheville’s public housing overhaul moves forward

June 26, 2014, Comments Off

The Housing Authority of the City of Asheville's governing board moved forward Wednesday with approving new public housing voucher rules for Western N ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC Senate approves coal-ash pond cleanups
    June 25, 2014, 1 Comment

    The N.C. Senate gave tentative approval Tuesday to a bill that makes Duke Energy close its 33 coal ash ponds in the state within 15 years, but it blocked a vote on shifting costs away from consumers.

  • 13th Amendment to the US Constitution
    VIDEO: Celebrating Juneteenth, 13th Amendment stops in WNC
    June 16, 2014, Comments Off

    North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment was at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville on June 12 during a statewide tour to celebrate “Juneteenth,” the date many African Americans observe as the day in 1865 that the last of the enslaved ...