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Special Report, Part 2: The poverty problem in the rural mountains of WNC

In the second part of an award-winning series looking at poverty in rural Western North Carolina, Carolina Public Press contributor Steph Guinan analyzes how the job market and rural economy shapes the day-to-day life of mountain residents.