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Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh
October 22, 2014, No comments

This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are undergoing an extensive re-planning process that will ultimately oversee more than 1 million acres in 18 mountain counties and have innumerable impacts on Western North Carolina’s residents, economies and environment.

State of the City address 2014

VIDEO: Manheimer presents State of the City address

October 13, 2014, No comments

Watch Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer's presentation during the State of the City address.

Archive photo by Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press

Asheville Innovation District meeting scheduled for today

October 6, 2014, Comments Off

Press release from the city of Asheville: ASHEVILLE — The City of Asheville will hold an informational meeting on Monday, Oct. 6 on proposed Mun ...


Manufacturing still among top 3 NC job sectors

October 6, 2014, Comments Off

Recent calculations by the US Census Bureau found that North Carolina is among the 25 states in which manufacturing is still a top three employer.

  • August unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC home to NC’s highest, lowest unemployment rates
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to finding the state's arguably best and worst locations for finding a job, Western North Carolina was home to both in the month of August, according to new data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.

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    Turning your craft into a business seminar to be held today
    October 1, 2014, Comments Off

    Press release from Haywood Community College: CLYDE — Haywood Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a free seminar, REAL Professional Crafts: An Introduction to Turning Your Craft into a […]

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    SCC offers seminars for small businesses, entrepreneurs
    September 29, 2014, Comments Off

    In an effort to help small business owners and entrepreneurs, Southwestern Community College’s Small Business Center will offer a number of seminars covering a variety of topics throughout October.