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Yesterday | Richmond County Daily Journal

Group recognizes Commissioner Thad Ussery

Richmond County Commissioner Thad Ussery receives the 20-year service award from N.C. Association of County Commissioners President Ray Jeffers, a Person County commissioner and association Executive Director David F. Thompson at right.

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Related Topix: Richmond County, NC, Person County, NC

Wednesday | WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wednesday | 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.

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Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, North Carolina, 9, Dare County, NC, Carteret County, NC

Wednesday | Asheville Citizen-Times

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.

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Related Topix: Swannanoa, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

WWNC-AM Asheville

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Catawba County, NC

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Fire

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

$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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Thu Aug 14, 2014

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Brevard, NC

Wed Aug 13, 2014

WCNC-TV Charlotte

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Fire, Asheville, NC, Swannanoa, NC

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Spindale, NC, Rutherford County, NC

Asheville Citizen-Times

Latest mosquito virus may be as close as your backyard

The latest mosquito-carried virus, Chikungunya, has infected one person in Buncombe County.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

WLOS

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.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

WLOS

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.

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Related Topix: Prison

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