July 21, 2021 -
A grassroots movement in the Asheville, North Carolina, area is protesting a package of what our first-of-its-kind tally puts at nearly $100 million in local subsidies and handouts to defense contractor and Raytheon division Pratt & Whitney — and calling instead for investment in renewable energy.
August 10, 2017 -
Like a number of fast-growing Southern cities, Greenville, South Carolina, is losing its working class to more affluent residents. Efforts to address the problem are underway, but are they enough?
February 26, 2016 -
With millions of Americans disqualified for good-paying jobs because of criminal pasts, a growing number of states and local governments across the South are joining the movement to end the practice of asking about convictions on job applications.
May 23, 2013 -
Under legal pressure from environmental advocates, North Carolina regulators are seeking court orders to force Duke Energy to clean up groundwater contamination from unlined coal ash storage ponds at power plants near Asheville and Charlotte, where the pollution threatens the region's drinking-water supply.
September 1, 1977 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 5 No. 2, "Long Journey Home: Folklife in the South." Find more from that issue here.
October 1, 1976 -
This article originally appeared in Southern Exposure Vol. 4 No.