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June 29, 2016, Comments Off on Final NCGA push tackles budget, Asheville voting, coal ash, more

Republican Sen. Tom Apodaca behind several legislative initiatives for region that don’t go down well with Democratic opponents. Referendum, legal challenges still possible over Asheville districts bill.

Percentage of students by county who were admitted to N.C. State University after applying. Carolina Public Press found that the percentages tilt even more dramatically to the west when evaluated on a per capita basis. (Source: N.C. State)

WNC students among tops in admission rate to N.C. State

March 8, 2016, Comments Off on WNC students among tops in admission rate to N.C. State

Popular wisdom that top state universities don't want mountain kids appears to be wrong, at least for NCSU, where WNC counties lead the way in admissi ...

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

Who Owns WNC’s Water? Diving into the murky future of the region’s water systems

August 26, 2015, Comments Off on Who Owns WNC’s Water? Diving into the murky future of the region’s water systems

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 ...