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The French Broad River. Archive photo by Katie Bailey/Carolina Public Press
September 25, 2014, No comments

The money will be used to improve water quality, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, and expand public access. It may also buff a corporate image battered by the “profound event,” as CEO Lynn Good called the nation’s third-largest ash spill.

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, No comments

“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 degr ...

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Federal Court of Appeals to hear arguments today on NC voting law

September 25, 2014, No comments

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice are challenging provisions of the law that eliminate a week of early ...

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, No comments

A year after Gov. Pat McCrory created data-driven rankings to “take politics out of road building,” the governor has proposed borrowing $1 billion ...

  • Asbestos at the VA Medical Center
    Asbestos at VA Medical Center
    September 17, 2014, No comments

    A News 13 investigation of asbestos at Asheville's VA Medical Center uncovers critical information left out of reports to federal safety inspectors.