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Newsmakers forum Q&A
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November 19, 2014, No comments

Questions raised during the Newsmakers forum with some of Western North Carolina’s top forest and wildlife managers and advocates included queries about logging proposals, designated areas for recreational and hunting use and the use of tax-payer funds to support commercial logging operations.

Newsmakers National Forest panel

Newsmakers video: Live interview with WNC national forest managers, advocates

November 19, 2014, No comments

At its Newsmakers forum held on Nov. 13, Carolina Public Press hosted some of the region's top national forest managers and advocates for a live inter ...

September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

September unemployment falls across WNC

November 10, 2014, Comments Off

Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - o ...

National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press

WNC’s National Forests: Is the public in? Or are we out?

October 31, 2014, Comments Off

Part Two in the Forest Lookouts series. Nearly every county in Western North Carolina is home to a portion of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forest ...

  • Several hundred people filled the floor of Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University, nearly all of them opposing rules that would make fracking possible in North Carolina. Paul Clark/Carolina Public Press
    NC energy commission postpones fracking meetings
    October 30, 2014, Comments Off

    A total of 217,285 comments on the draft rules for oil and natural gas exploration have been counted by staff from the N.C. Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources, who serve the commission.

  • Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh
    Forest Lookouts: Deciding the future of WNC’s national forests
    October 22, 2014, Comments Off

    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 millio ...

  • 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.