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  • Bradley T. Adcock
    Adcock to lead ASU Board of Trustees
    October 6, 2014, Comments Off

    Bradley T. Adcock, of Cary, has been elected to lead Appalachian State University’s Board of Trustees as chairman. Alice Roess, of Blowing Rock, has been elected vice chair and M. Lee Barnes Jr., of Durham, has been elected secretary.

  • Mountain stream. Photo courtesy of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    State funds water projects in Haywood, Transylvania, Yancey
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    North Carolina officials have awarded nearly $1 million in grants for 10 projects that will help North Carolina towns and counties restore streams, reduce erosion, study future water supplies and benefit other water resources.

  • 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 ...

  • August unemployment rates in Western North Carolina. Image courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    WNC home to NC’s highest, lowest unemployment rates
    October 3, 2014, Comments Off

    When it comes to finding the state's arguably best and worst locations for finding a job, Western North Carolina was home to both in the month of August, according to new data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce.