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Coal ash reuse meeting agenda
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November 19, 2014, No comments

A state environmental committee will meet in Charlotte on Monday to continue discussing whether state rules on the beneficial reuse of coal ash are sufficient to protect public health and the environment, other options for reusing coal ash and the status of anticipated federal regulations on coal ash.

Newsmakers forum Q&A

Newsmakers video: Public Q&A on the future of WNC’s national forests

November 19, 2014, No comments

Questions raised during the Newsmakers forum with some of Western North Carolina's top forest and wildlife managers and advocates included queries abo ...

Newsmakers National Forest panel

Newsmakers video: Live interview with WNC national forest managers, advocates

November 19, 2014, No comments

At its Newsmakers forum held on Nov. 13, Carolina Public Press hosted some of the region's top national forest managers and advocates for a live inter ...

Representatives participate in the groundbreaking ceremony at the new Collections Preservation Center.

Smokies breaks ground on new Collections Preservation Center

November 18, 2014, No comments

The National Park Service facility will preserve 418,000 artifacts and 1.3 million archival records documenting the history of Great Smoky Mountains N ...

  • September 2014 unemployment rates. Map courtesy of the N.C. Department of Commerce
    September unemployment falls across WNC
    November 10, 2014, No comments

    Monthly data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce shows that September may have been a good month for job seekers across most - but not all - of the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina.

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    NC’s 2014 ozone levels lowest on record
    November 10, 2014, No comments

    Ozone levels in North Carolina were the lowest on record in 2014, with no exceedances of the federal ozone standard for the first time since air monitoring began in the early 1970s, due to lower air emissions and favorable weather condition ...

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    WNC will have few new sheriffs in town
    November 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Even as some heated disputes played out in yesterday's election, 15 of 18 Western North Carolina counties will keep their top law officer in place.