The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. File photo by Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

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From the Western North Carolina Alliance, shared April 11:

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Photo by Angie Newsome.

The North Carolina Legislature has established a Joint Regulatory Reform Committee to review and identify rules that impede business and introduce legislation to eliminate them. The committee is holding public meetings around the state to hear from citizens their opinions about regulations, and details about the WNC meeting are below.

This is the only hearing in the western part of the state. Please come voice your opinion about how environmental regulations help protect our health and quality of life. Let us know you’re coming by e-mailing

WNC Regulatory Reform Hearing, Friday, April 15
Blue Ridge Community College
Thomas Auditorium
180 West Campus Dr.
Flat Rock, N.C.

Meeting: 1-3 p.m.
Sign up to make a two-minute statement: 12:30 p.m.
Carpool from Asheville: meeting in the Westgate Earth Fare parking lot at 11:30 a.m.

Kathleen O'Nan

Kathleen O'Nan is a contributing reporter to Carolina Public Press.

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