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JobLink center in Hendersonville. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press. See story on Feb. 5, 2013
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May 28, 2015, No comments

For poor children living in Western North Carolina, it is better to live in Jackson, Yancey or Watauga counties than it is to live in Buncombe County, according to a recent study.

The dam that forms Lake Julian is one of three Duke Energy dams located its coal-fired electricity plant in the Asheville area. Archive photo by Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press

Raleigh Report: Asheville power plant bill moving fast

May 26, 2015, No comments

Legislation aimed at aiding Duke Energy’s recently announced transition of its Asheville plant from coal to a combination of natural gas and solar a ...

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NC House’s state budget proposal draws broad support

May 23, 2015, No comments

In a vote that diverged from the party-line splits of the past several years, the House approved a $22.1 billion biennial budget for North Carolina by ...

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Raleigh Report: NC House budget emerges, WNC items detailed

May 18, 2015, No comments

Right now, the state budget is in eight parts and still lacks a few key details, including the full salary schedule for teachers and state employees a ...

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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 ...