A dozen Western North Carolina counties in February had unemployment rates higher than 10.1 percent, the state’s overall unadjusted rate, with Swain County having the highest in the state, according to the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.
UNC Asheville’s 27th annual Economic Crystal Ball Seminar will be held April 21 at UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium. Noted economists David W. Berson and James F. Smith will make forecasts on the 2011 business and financial outlook.
Duke Energy Corp. and Progress Energy, Inc. have filed applications seeking regulatory approval of the merger the companies announced Jan. 10.
RiverLink will offer its next bus tour of Asheville’s French Broad and Swannanoa river districts April 14. The tour will give participants an opportunity to see improvements that have been made along the rivers and to learn what’s next for these areas.
The Asheville Graduate Center will host a Second Home Development Symposium, a program designed for planners, policy-makers, Realtors, developers, bankers, academics, community leaders, non-profit organizations and citizens interested in the policies and issues surrounding second home development.