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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.

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 ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press file photo

Raleigh Report: Updated county-by-county, town sales tax plan analysis pinpoints WNC losses, gains

March 31, 2015, No comments

One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showin ...

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McCrory releases NC budget proposal, details employee pay plans

March 6, 2015, No comments

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, McCrory said the $21.5 billion plan was aimed at finding efficiencies within state government.

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    ‘New economy’ conference set for March 18
    March 3, 2015, No comments

    Self Help Credit Union is hosting a March 18 conference, “Bringing it Home: Building a Local Economy for Everyone,” exploring how local, regional and national programs are changing the face of economic development in Western North Carol ...