Archives for April 12, 2012

Poverty in Western North Carolina

One of the biggest economic crisis’ facing this country is the unemployment rate and the effect of poverty on the American people. FRAC’s (Food Research and Action Center) analysis for the nation as a whole in 2011 shows that 18.6 percent of respondents reported food hardship that year – up modestly from the 2010 level (18 […]

Cherokee votes on alcohol referendum

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians vote today, April 12, on whether the reservation should remain dry. Smoky Mountain News reports mixed opinions among the residence. “In the days leading up to the monumental vote, those polled on the street in Cherokee offered up the full range of views — along with those for and against […]