The recession forced years of bipartisan budget cuts, but state conservation spending is bouncing back, with mountain counties getting substantial funds.
The State Board of Elections has approved the list of presidential candidates to show up on the Republican, Democratic and Libertarian primary ballots in March.
Critics say state regulators won't make Duke Energy clean up any coal-ash sites the company doesn't want to, representing a "total failure of the bureacracy"
Former Clay County Finance Director won't face charges over accusations she illegally monitored the former sheriff's phone calls. But she's out of a job and doesn't buy the county's explanation.
In recent months the tribe has elected a new principal chief, opened a new hospital and casino and faced disputes over pay raises and legalization of marijuana.
A look at the list of candidates who have filed to run in 2016 for statewide and local offices affecting WNC.