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National Forest Revision Plan Meeting. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
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October 31, 2014, No comments

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, environmental and cultural significance for the area. But can — and, if so, to what degree — the public be involved in planning for its future?

Several hundred people filled the floor of Ramsey Center at Western Carolina University, nearly all of them opposing rules that would make fracking possible in North Carolina. Paul Clark/Carolina Public Press

NC energy commission postpones fracking meetings

October 30, 2014, No comments

A total of 217,285 comments on the draft rules for oil and natural gas exploration have been counted by staff from the N.C. Division of Energy, Minera ...

Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press

Quick Tip: Who can you vote for?

October 28, 2014, No comments

Confused about who will be on your ballot? Here's a quick-and-easy way to look at your sample ballot before you cast your vote.

Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

After debate about early voting site, surge of voting recorded at Appalachian State University

October 28, 2014, No comments

Following a protracted battle about whether to locate an early voting site at Appalachian State University, vote totals from the first two days of ear ...