Unemployment across the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina increased in January -- just as it did in the Asheville metropolitan statistical area -- according to data recently released by the state employment office.
The money will fund the design of the runway relocation and design of the temporary runway and taxiway for Asheville Regional Airport.
The future of Duke Energy’s 14 coal ash waste sites in North Carolina is not yet clear, but there are growing indications that the ponds at the company’s Asheville plant could be headed for a major clean up.
Duke Energy expects its 3.2 million North Carolina customers to pay the costs of closing its ash ponds, CEO Lynn Good said Friday.
A new National Park Service report shows that 15.2 million visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2012 spent $902 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 12,168 jobs in the local area.
County-by-county reports on the health and safety of North Carolina's children shows child poverty levels increased in all 18 westernmost counties between 2007 and 2012, with some -- Clay and Polk, specifically -- seeing childhood poverty i ...
Team Air Inc. announced plans Thursday to locate its new HVAC product manufacturing facility in Western North Carolina. Officials said the company plans to invest more than $4.2 million over the next three years in Forest City.
Download Asheville Fire Chief Scott Burnett's presentation to the Asheville City Council on the recent Hominy Creek spill here.
Gov. Pat McCrory and environment Secretary John Skvarla wrote Duke CEO Lynn Good that “as a state we will not stand by while coal ash ponds remain a danger due to their proximity to where so many North Carolinians get their drinking water ...
The board of trustees of the Endowment Fund of Western Carolina University has decided against replacing or repairing three dining establishments damaged by a November fire -- Subway sandwich shop, Rolling Stone Burrito and Mad Batter Baker ...