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July 21, 2014, No comments

A hike in local sales taxes could go before the voters in November under a new plan that emerged last week in the state Senate. Meanwhile, budget talks continue.

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Town hall tackles education as Common Core repealed

July 18, 2014, No comments

Jamey Falkenbury, director of operations for Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, traveled throughout Western North Carolina this week answering questions about Commo ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Vote Check: How NC House, Senate voted on repealing Common Core education standards

July 18, 2014, No comments

North Carolina lawmakers approved a bill this week that will to repeal national education standards known as Common Core. Here is how the the state's ...

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WNC Transportation: Buncombe County

July 18, 2014, No comments

Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transpor ...

  • Davidson River in the Pisgah National Forest in Transylvania County. File photo/Carolina Public Press
    NC plays catch-up on water standards
    July 14, 2014, No comments

    A years-overdue rewrite of NC water quality standards stiffens limits on metals, the toxic elements that have been in the public eye since the Dan River coal ash spill in February. Environmentalists and the Environmental Protection Agency, ...