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June 13, 2016, Comments Off on Roadblocks: Highway projects in WNC encounter obstacles

Rocky natural and political terrain stymies WNC road projects. But 2013 law allowing more public input, I-26 connector route finally set, more projects ahead.

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 ...