Pat Michell is, among other roles and responsibilities, an adjunct faculty member at Appalachian State University and serves on the Local Developers Advisory Council for AdvantageWest.
In 2011, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law. But in an attempt to address one public health problem – food safety – the law may create complications in dealing with other public health issues.
The fall color change in the mountains of North Carolina should begin at the higher elevations in late September and continue through mid-November in the lower levels of WNC.
In 2012, five of the state's 18 westernmost counties saw a greater increases in tourism spending than the statewide average.
Data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce Tuesday showed that more than half of the state's 18 westernmost counties saw unemployment rise in June, with eight of those counties' jobless rates resting in the double-digits.
Biltmore Farms president Jack Cecil, of Asheville, joins the board as the sole appointee from WNC. Plus: Our interactive map shows where the appointees hail from and their main business affiliations.