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July 17, 2014, No comments

More than 20 courses to help potential and existing business owners are now available online and free of charge.

May 2014 unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce

WNC unemployment inches up in May

July 3, 2014, Comments Off

A snapshot of May's unemployment shows joblessness increased across much -- but not all -- of Western North Carolina when compared to the previous mon ...

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Stanley Furniture shuttering at end of June, ‘devastating’ local area

June 24, 2014, Comments Off

The jobless rate in Graham County, which is traditionally about the highest among North Carolina’s 100 counties, is expected to more than double -- ...

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For some, Cherokee convention shows Republican Party ‘exists west of Charlotte’

June 9, 2014, Comments Off

For the first time in the annual convention’s history, the event was held in the "far west" of Western North Carolina. Previously, the farthest west ...

  • A quick look at unemployment rates in April across the North Carolina mountains. Map section courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    18 WNC counties post decreases in unemployment
    May 30, 2014, Comments Off

    Still, with the statewide unemployment rate for the month at 6 percent, most of the region had higher-than-average unemployment, according to new data released by state employment officials this week.