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Asheville Meter Services worker Shane Moore tests the accuracy of a meter at a hotel in Woodfin last Wednesday. According to the city of Asheville, the Capital Improvement Fee generates about $6.5 million every year. The fee is dedicated to maintaining the region's largest water system. Mike Belleme/Carolina Public Press
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August 26, 2015, No comments

With changes to and debates around the ownership of some water systems in Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press is undertaking an in-depth and investigative project looking at who owns the water in the 18 westernmost counties of the state.

A 10-to-15-year management plan is under development for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press

State officials issue air quality advisory for parts of WNC

August 7, 2015, No comments

Air quality officials issued a Code Orange advisory on Thursday for air pollution in parts of Western North Carolina as smoke from wildfires drift dow ...

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Little budging on the NC budget, House pitches bonds

August 4, 2015, No comments

Holding up negotiations over an agreement on this session’s two-year budget are key policy changes on Medicaid and education pushed by the Senate. B ...

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NC Senate about to pass major environmental changes

July 2, 2015, No comments

The North Carolina Senate has tentatively passed a massive new regulatory bill mandating dozens of changes to state environmental protections, includi ...