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July 21, 2015, No comments

The number of children in North Carolina living in poverty has increased by 25 percent since 2008, according to a report to be released Tuesday, even as the nation recovered from the recession.

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White Oak Carpet to bring 40 new jobs to Rutherford County

July 1, 2015, No comments

White Oak Carpet Mills plans to expand its operations in Rutherford County and to create 40 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to i ...

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Division of Air Quality: Hearing planned on Watauga asphalt plant

June 17, 2015, No comments

Maymead Inc. applied for a permit Friday to build and operate an asphalt plant at 5251 U.S. Highway 421 South near Deep Gap. Air permits specify the t ...

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Senate budget cuts ASU energy center, adds funding to MAHEC, WNC Ag Center

June 17, 2015, No comments

Debate on the Senate's $21.5 billion budget proposal is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.