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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.

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    Week before fracking hearing, Franklin forum attracts hundreds
    September 4, 2014, Comments Off

    At a forum held Tuesday, state officials fielded questions about fracking-related health and environmental concerns and presented information on how proposed rules overseeing natural gas exploration in the state were developed.

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    Location of WNC fracking hearing changed
    August 29, 2014, Comments Off

    A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.

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    June unemployment falls in all but 3 WNC counties
    August 20, 2014, Comments Off

    New countywide unemployment data show that, by in large, joblessness fell across the 18 westernmost counties of the state between May and June -- arguably the start of tourist season across the mountains. Rates also show that the Asheville ...