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Sliding Rock, in Pisgah National Forest, is one of the region's most popular destinations. Photo via Wikipedia/Lincolnh
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October 22, 2014, No comments

This story launches an in-depth reporting project from Carolina Public Press about the future of the Pisgah and Nantahala national forests which are undergoing an extensive re-planning process that will ultimately oversee more than 1 million acres in 18 mountain counties and have innumerable impacts on Western North Carolina’s residents, economies and environment.

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NC charter school power broker turns public education into private profits

October 17, 2014, No comments

In late February, the North Carolina chapter of the Americans for Prosperity Foundation 2014 a group co-founded by the libertarian billionaire Koch br ...

Five couples, some plaintiffs in the initial litigation that led to the ruling overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, kiss after they were declared married on the steps outside the county Register of Deeds office Monday in Charlotte. From left, Amber and Jess (holding son Beckhem) Zinobile, Margaret Bevington and Bettie Ingram, Jeanne Scott and Judy Quilliams, Cathy Fry and Joanne Marinaro, and Aaron Luckey and Kevin Hindsman were wed by the Rev. Nancy Kraft, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Jeff Willhelm/Charlotte Observer

Second NC judge allows same-sex marriage plus Republicans a chance to appeal

October 15, 2014, No comments

A federal judge Tuesday became the second in five days to declare North Carolina’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, but he allowed Republican ...

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In response to housing ‘crisis,’ Asheville considering density, development rules overhaul

October 15, 2014, 1 Comment

Potential measures — including new uses of city-owned land, expanded incentives for housing and overhauling development rules to allow more density ...