For poor children living in Western North Carolina, it is better to live in Jackson, Yancey or Watauga counties than it is to live in Buncombe County, according to a recent study.
Legislation aimed at aiding Duke Energy’s recently announced transition of its Asheville plant from coal to a combination of natural gas and solar a ...
With the frenzy of last week’s crossover rush behind them, North Carolina legislators return to Raleigh this week to begin part two of the job: crun ...
The U.S. Forest Service held a meeting last week that brought together three forest collaborative planning groups. "There was a hunger to move past th ...
If you’re looking for a mix of legislation that fits neatly with common lore from WNC, then this is your week.
One key tax bill, which would restructure the distribution formula for sales taxes, continues to draw scrutiny, especially after a new analysis showing the bill’s impact on some North Carolina cities and towns.
In response to a Carolina Public Press records request, the board has disclosed backroom conversations covering real estate negotiations, public records requests and legal disputes.
In a Monday press conference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown released a plan that would shift from a sales tax distribution formula, a plan that would shift the disbursement of millions of dollars in the region.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.