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  • Colby Rabon/Carolina Public Press
    Asheville Moral Monday group shifts focus to early voting
    October 7, 2014, Comments Off

    The Mountain People’s Assembly, the Asheville-Buncombe chapter of the NAACP and the Campaign for Southern Equality are hosting a non-partisan Early Voting rally on Oct. 23, the first day of early voting.

  • Davis, Hipps debate
    NC Senate debate: Davis and Hipps
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    State spending on education took center stage Thursday during a debate at Western Carolina University between Democrat Jane Hipps and incumbent Republican Sen. Jim Davis for the 50th District Senate seat, which includes Cherokee, Clay, Grah ...

  • Members of Bucky Dann’s Social Problems class at Southwestern Community College will be asking questions of candidates at a series of debates that will be hosted at Southwestern Community College’s Jackson Campus in the next few weeks. Photo via Southwestern Community College
    Southwestern Community College class hosting candidate debate series
    September 25, 2014, Comments Off

    “A lot of times, debates are for older people,” said Gabrielle Beam, a 19-year-old Bryson City resident who’s pursuing an Associate of Arts degree. “I don’t think many people expect a teenager to care, much less know about these k ...

  • Gov. Pat McCrory speaks at the press conference Wednesday, held at the Asheville Regional Airport, about his 25-year transportation plan. Alicia Funderburk/Carolina Public Press
    Low-ranking roads may see rise in McCrory’s transportation plan
    September 23, 2014, Comments Off

    A year after Gov. Pat McCrory created data-driven rankings to “take politics out of road building,” the governor has proposed borrowing $1 billion for new highway construction, possibly for road projects that scored near the bottom of h ...

  • The United States Capitol
    Meadows’s Federal Agency Accountability bill passes House
    September 18, 2014, Comments Off

    On Tuesday evening, the Federal Records Accountability Act, H.R. 5170, introduced by U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), passed the House unanimously, according to information provided by Meadows's office.