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Tuesday | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Phillip 'Kayro' Warren

Mr. Phillip "Kayro" Warren, 69, of Hazelwood, died April 20, 2014. He was born in Buncombe County to the late Edmund and Ella J. Marsh Warren.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Canton Central Methodist to hold Sunrise Services at the Historic Grove Church in Clyde

Please join us for Easter Sunrise Services to be held at The Historic Grove Church located at Crawford / Ray Memorial Gardens on Sunday, April 20th at 6:45 am.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Smithfield Herald

On Smithfield schools, mayor and superintendent are both right

John Lampe, the Smithfield mayor, is right. Johnston Superintendent of Schools Ed Croom should not blame the poor for dismal test scores at Smithfield-Selma High School.

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Related Topix: Smithfield, NC, Education Etc., Kannapolis, NC, Johnston County, NC, Clayton, NC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

WWNC-AM Asheville

Lethal Jenga & pets greeting owners

Plus, Trivia! 5:00 -- The Census says it's going to change the way it measures who has health insurance.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Asheville Citizen-Times

Teachers discuss tenure, bonuses

Lawmakers say it will make underperforming teachers easier to get rid of. Teachers say it will drive the good ones out the door.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Education Etc.

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Learn to grow vegetables April 15

The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a free program called "Grow Your Own Fresh Vegetables" at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the N.C. Cooperative Extension offices, 94 Coxe Ave. This talk is the third in the popular "Gardening in the Mountains" monthly series.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Learn to grow your own vegetables

FREE TALK : Grow Your Own Fresh Vegetables! Learn How to be Successful Growing Vegetables this Summer ASHEVILLE - The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a free program called "Grow Your Own Fresh Vegetables " on Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m., and repeated at 5:30 p.m. the same day.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Vegetables, Asheville, NC, Home Gardening, Home

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Business Wire

Fitch Rates Metro Sewerage District of Buncombe County, NC's Sewer Revs 'AA+'; Outlook Stable

SOLID FINANCIAL PROFILE: Financial performance is consistently strong with healthy cash balances and good debt service coverage .

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Asheville Citizen-Times

Engaged learning is uplifting

Warren Wilson college students have been engaged in an in-service-learning partnership with Buncombe County Community High School students for this school year.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Wilson College, Warren Wilson College

Mon Apr 07, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Craving counterculture? Check out this North Carolina city

'It's the wind chime capital of America," my brother-in-law told me as he walked my husband and me to our car before we set off for Asheville, N.C. Ask a Carolinian about the city and they'll start rattling off brewpubs: Green Man, Thirsty Monk, Wicked Weed a names that put it in a league with craft-beer capitals such as Portland, Ore., and make ... (more)

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, University of North Carolina Asheville, Black Mountain, NC, Travel, Weird

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Citizen-Times: Sheriff Duncan endorses Ron Moore in DA's race

From the Asheville Citizen-Times : ASHEVILLE District Attorney Ron Moore won a big endorsement Friday when Democratic Sheriff Van Duncan publicly backed him.

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Mountain Xpress

April 11 debate for district judge, clerk of court, district attorney candidates

Full announcement from the 28th Judicial District Bar: Candidates for District Court Judge, District Attorney, and Clerk of Superior Court in the upcoming May primary will debate at the Buncombe County Judicial Complex on Friday, April 11 at 4 pm in the fifth floor courtroom.

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Mountain Xpress

AFD: investigation leads to arson arrest

From the Asheville Fire Department: ASHEVILLE - On February 4th, 2014 the Asheville Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at 165 S. French Broad Ave, Aston Park Tower Apartments.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Fire

Mountain Xpress

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While Asheville City Council's meeting next Tuesday, April 8, doesn't include any hot-button public hearings, it does include projects meant to tackle the lack of housing, especially for the chronically homeless, and improve economic development by bringing in a tech sector "fellow."

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Van Duyn wins race to fill Nesbitt's senate seat

Photo by Alicia Funderburk In a special April 3 election, Buncombe County Democratic leaders picked community activist Terry Van Duyn to serve as the area's new North Carolina senator.

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WLOS

Report: Van Duyn wins election to Nesbitt's seat

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that 149 members of the Buncombe County Democratic Party executive committee chose Van Duyn on Thursday from a field of six candidates.

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Mountain Xpress

AC-T: Buncombe Sheriff's Department moving later this year

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday that the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office plans to relocate from its current location into two other facilities by year's end.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Mountain Xpress

YWCA, community organizations and Individuals take stand against racism

The persistence and pervasiveness of racism divides our community and keeps individuals from achieving success in education, health, employment, and quality of life.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Mountain Xpress

Commissioners approve $50,000 for Mountain Bizworks microloans on party line vote

Pictured here: Eileen McMinn, chair of the Mountain Bizworks board, as she discusses the microloan pilot program with commissioners.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

WLOS

3 men want to overturn conviction in NC death

Attorneys for three Buncombe County men have filed court papers to have their convictions in the 2000 death of a man overturned.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

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