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An overgrown portion of the stream through Rhododendron Park in the Henderson County town of Laurel Park. Colby Rabon / Carolina Public Press
July 29, 2016, No comments

Some Laurel Park residents are angry over a project to convert a dry lake bed into a nature park. One property owner says he was punished for speaking out.

A scene in the Pisgah National Forest. Jack Igelman/Carolina Public Press.

Wilderness alternatives could expand acreage or stand pat

July 26, 2016, No comments

Some advocates had hoped U.S. Forest Service would propose far more new wilderness areas in Western North Carolina.

Rep. Chris Whitmire, R-Transylvania

Local bills ranged from unanimous to hotly contested

July 22, 2016, No comments

Local bills affecting elections drew controversy, but others took care of local government concerns.