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July 18, 2016, No comments

Years of rapid change with ever fewer management entities covering ever more counties sows confusion, makes accountability for costs and outcomes challenging.

The empty parking spot at Black Mountain Primary School in eastern Buncombe County on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, is the one reserved for voters in the special election.  Jessica Coates / Carolina Public Press

Handful of voters decide on Supreme Court, Congress

June 7, 2016, Comments Off on Handful of voters decide on Supreme Court, Congress

Special primary election forced by court rulings sees low turnout across WNC. Also, results of votes for Congress and the North Carolina Supreme Court ...

A woman's neck bears a bar code tattoo, a possible sign that she's been trafficked. Used by permission of the N.C. Department of Public Safety

Insidious and elusive: Human trafficking in WNC

June 6, 2016, Comments Off on Insidious and elusive: Human trafficking in WNC

Few arrests, dubious statistics, and difficulty defining it make human trafficking hard to pin down. Experts say it's in WNC and victims struggle to e ...