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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, including some rejected last year in a showdown with the House over a similar bill. A final Senate vote on the measure is expected today.

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Division of Air Quality: Hearing planned on Watauga asphalt plant

June 17, 2015, No comments

Maymead Inc. applied for a permit Friday to build and operate an asphalt plant at 5251 U.S. Highway 421 South near Deep Gap. Air permits specify the t ...

Buncombe County's online marriage license application

Vote Check: How the NC Senate, House voted on same-sex marriage veto override

June 15, 2015, No comments

On June 11, the North Carolina legislature voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of the bill allowing the state's magistrates to recuse themselves ...

A "heat map" provided by the N.C. Board of Elections appears to indicate where voters without needed identifications to vote are concentrated. Click to view the full-size image.

As voter ID changes approach, state to hold hearings in Boone, Sylva next week

June 5, 2015, No comments

Two hearings on new voter ID requirements will be held in Sylva and Boone next week. Inside: What the changes are, locations where the new law impacts ...