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Scott Hamilton
July 31, 2014, No comments

The president and CEO of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, Scott T. Hamilton, has been appointed executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Yancey County Courthouse, taken August 2012. Hank Shell/Carolina Public Press

DA, judicial appointments announced in Cherokee, Mitchell, Yancey counties

June 11, 2014, Comments Off

Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Tuesday district attorney and judicial appointments for positions in Cherokee, Mitchell and Yancey counties.

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Moffitt’s media: An in-depth look at the state legislator’s political publishing company

June 3, 2014, Comments Off

Campaign finance reports, and interviews with Rep. Tim Moffitt and others, reveal InTouchNC’s reach — and that Moffitt is his company’s biggest ...

Cindy MacLeod. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

MacLeod named acting superintendent of Smokies

May 19, 2014, Comments Off

Cindy MacLeod has been selected as the acting superintendent of Great Smoky Mountains National Park effective June 1. MacLeod is currently the superin ...

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    EBCI, Lambert growing Cherokee County’s Valley River Casino
    April 28, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to gambling in Western North Carolina, the landscape is shifting -- one tribal and casino leaders are betting will have a hard-to-ignore impact on the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, not to mention the job and economic hands ...

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    Earth Day event connects faith, environment
    April 25, 2014, Comments Off

    Nearly 100 people gathered at downtown Asheville's Pritchard Park on Tuesday, April 22, to celebrate Earth Day during the second annual vigil held by Western North Carolina Green Congregations.

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    McCrory appoints interim DA for 5 WNC counties
    April 9, 2014, Comments Off

    Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Justice Bob Orr, a former member of the N.C. Court of Appeals and former Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy in the district attorney’s office in the 24th Prosecutorial District created by ...