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August 29, 2014, No comments

A Sept. 12 public hearing devoted to North Carolina’s oil and gas rules is being moved to another spot on the Western Carolina University campus – the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center, 92 Catamount Road.

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Redevelopment of Asheville public housing might be model for larger overhaul

August 28, 2014, No comments

Leaders of the largest public housing authority in Western North Carolina are moving forward with an ambitious upgrade of Lee Walker Heights, the city ...

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Cherokee County evidence investigations revealed as sheriff campaign escalates

August 27, 2014, No comments

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, ...

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Former legislators rank among North Carolina’s top lobbyists

August 27, 2014, No comments

Eleven former legislators now rank among the most influential lobbyists in the North Carolina General Assembly in the latest rankings released Monday ...

  • Carbon monoxide found at the Best Western Hotel in Boone where a York County boy and a Washington couple died. File photo courtesy of Elisabeth Arriero/The Charlotte Observer
    Dangers hidden for years at Boone’s Best Western
    August 25, 2014, No comments

    When the Best Western Blue Ridge Plaza was built 14 years ago in Boone, billed as an eco-friendly hotel with breathtaking views, construction workers likely skipped some safety requirements. The hotel was the site of three deaths related to ...

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    WNC Transportation: Mitchell County
    August 25, 2014, No comments

    Your guide from Carolina Public Press to information on road and highway repairs, transportation planning organizations, greenways and public transportation in Mitchell County (including Spruce Pine).