In four others, unemployment in November stayed the same, according to the latest data from the N.C. Division of Employment Security.
Once considered a leader in offering state-sponsored tax credits for historic rehabilitation, North Carolina will send its lawmakers back to Raleigh next week with no program for encouraging historic preservation in place.
ScaleUp WNC will offer a select group of small-business owners intensive training, one-on-one management support, assistance in connecting with growth capital and the opportunity to strengthen connections and networks.
2014 has been a big year for big news about Western North Carolina. Looking back, here are highlights of what Carolina Public Press' investigative reporting unearthed during the past 12 months.
According to newly released data tracking October's unemployment rates across the state's 100 counties, Western North Carolina makes the headlines.
Seven months after Stanley Furniture announced it was closing and eliminating 400 jobs, Oak Valley Hardwoods has purchased the shuttered the Graham County plant. Oak Valley is expected to create up to 114 jobs.
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 ...
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 interview and public question and answer forum about the future management of the Pisgah and Na ...
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 - of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina.
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, environmenta ...