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National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
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October 31, 2014, No comments

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 forests. Spanning more than 1 million acres, the forests have innumerable economic, environmental and cultural significance for the area. But can — and, if so, to what degree — the public be involved in planning for its future?

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, No comments

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, Minera ...

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, 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 u ...

State of the City address 2014

VIDEO: Manheimer presents State of the City address

October 13, 2014, Comments Off

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

  • 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.