4 hrs ago
Asheville topless rally moves to visible location
A topless rally is moving to a new location in Asheville this year that some say will be more visible to tourists and visitors.
8 hrs ago
Jacksonville Daily News
ENC sees increase in visitor spending
Of the state's 100 counties, 95 saw increases in visitor spending in 2013, according to new data from the N.C. Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.
11 hrs ago
it's Back to School Time
Reading, writing, and a runny nose is the most common formula students deal with during the first month of back to school.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill
A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles.
Group recommends improvements for NC rural health
A task force on rural health care in North Carolina says problems could be reduced through economic development, and convincing more providers to outside urban areas.
Contract Awarded To Repair Area Bridges
The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded an $11.4 million dollar contract to replace 11 bridges in Buncombe, Madison and Mitchell counties.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
NC Patrol works to unravel hit-and-run
The Highway Patrol is trying to unravel a highway hit-and-run which claimed the life of a man in Catawba County.
Preview: Buncombe commissioners study Pack Place lease and more
The Buncombe County Commissioners will convene Tuesday, Aug. 19, with three key issues on the agenda: gathering more information on the city of Asheville's lease for Pack Place nonprofits, a zoning-ordinance change for planned unit developments and a loan that will help the Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Book looks at history of 'Firefighting in Buncombe County'
Asheville's first horse-drawn fire hose carriage was purchased in May 1887. The first hose company was formed in 1884, after the first city water lines were installed.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
$900M to Asheville area in tourism boom$900M to Asheville area in...
Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/VsQTt6 mes - Buncombe County) Tourists spent an estimated $901 million locally as Buncombe County led the state in the growth of tourism revenues in 2013, up 8 percent from the previous year.
NC General Assembly close to wrapping up session
North Carolina legislators have just a couple more questions to answer if they want to wrap up this year's primary work session that started in May. The House must choose between three adjournment resolutions the Senate sent them Thursday night.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Buncombe County jail inmates, staff tested for TB
Buncombe County health officials are testing inmates and staff at the county jail for tuberculosis after an inmate developed the disease.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Funding crunch means some NC students share textbooksFunding crunch...
Funding crunch means some NC students share textbooks State funding for textbooks has dropped since 2009-10 from more than $111 million.
Buncombe Rescue Squad's everyday heroes serve and protect
FAKE BLOOD, REAL TRAINING: Buncombe County Rescue Squad volunteers participate in a search and rescue drill.
Many Buncombe County students share textbooks
The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that many other students will be using textbooks that are more than 10 years old.
Latest mosquito virus may be as close as your backyard
The latest mosquito-carried virus, Chikungunya, has infected one person in Buncombe County.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Bothwell and Fryar debate 'parking-gate' controversy
The so-called "parking-gate" saga continued Aug. 12, as Asheville City Council member Cecil Bothwell and Buncombe County Commissioner took to the airwaves to spar.
Charlotte woman arrested after teen fire
A Charlotte woman has been arrested and accused of helping her son with a video in which he set himself on fire as part of the "Fire Challenge" craze on social media.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
Missionaries return to US and Ebola quarantine
Three missionaries who worked with patients infected with the Ebola virus in Liberia are back in the United States, spending the next several weeks on the campus of a North Carolina-based mission.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
NC councilman billed for free garage parking
It seems City Councilman Cecil Bothwell used his electronic parking pass to allow dozens of motorists to leave a county garage for free following the Mountain Moral Monday rally held in a park last Monday.