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Buncombe commissioners pass the budget
On a contentious 5-2 vote July 8, Buncombe County's Board of Commissioners held the property tax rate steady in the new fiscal-year budget but juggled numbers to pump more money into the school system.
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Tue Jul 08, 2014
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Chad was born in Buncombe County. He resided in Haywood County for 20 years and the past 23 years in Raleigh.
Owen Wilson, Zach Galifinakis filming movie in NC
Movie stars Owen Wilson and Zach Galifinakis are in the North Carolina mountains shooting a film that could have ties to Charlotte.
Buncombe County Commissioners seek to approve 2015 budget
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will convene tonight, July 8, with the primary order of business being the final adoption of the Fiscal Year 2015 budget put on hold at the previous meeting on June 17 .
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Clergy, police, community join forces to Stop the Violence
The Rev. Keith Ogden addresses crowds at Pisgah View Apartments as the Stop the Violence initiative is announced.
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Jail gets new medical services
Rebecca Steppe, LPN and clinical site coordinator and Nikki Busbin, administrative clerk, open a jail cell to administer medication to an inmate.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
Chapel Hill News
Ellie Kinnaird: The Republcansa war on cities
We've heard of the Republicans' "War On Women," "War On the Poor," "War On the Unemployed," the Uninsured.
Escaped inmate last seen on Old Turnpike Road
Another inmate has escaped custody in Watauga County. The inmate, Michael Calloway, 39, of Buncombe County was last seen around noon on Thursday when he left his work detail paving crew on Old Turnpike Road according to local law enforcement.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
The Gaston Gazette
5 things to know about chikungunya
Doctors have confirmed three North Carolinians, including a Buncombe County resident, are suffering from the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya .
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Only 1 DMV Tag Agency In Buncombe Cty
Need a license plate ? Registration renewal ? Prepare to spend a long time in line.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
The Charlotte Observer
3rd case of mosquito-borne virus reported in N.C.
A third case of Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken its victims for weeks, has been reported in North Carolina.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
Buncombe County man dies in ATV accident
Authorities say a 60-year-old man has died after he was trapped under an all-terrain vehicle at his Swannanoa home Buncombe County deputies said David Galbreath was found dead around 1:30 p.m. Saturday by his wife and neighbor who were looking for him because he hadn't been heard from for a while.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Officials: No danger from pig blood at NC concert
Buncombe County officials say there is no public health risk after a band splattered pig's blood on stage as part of a heavy metal rock show.
Tue Jun 24, 2014
Late Sen. Nesbitt honored by NC legislature
General Assembly members are praising the late Sen. Martin Nesbitt as a fighter for the little guy who respected everyone he met and cared about making North Carolina a better place.
N.C. Republican leader compares gays to pedophiles and other sexual disorders in House debate
The North Carolina House of Representatives' second-highest leader compared LGBT people to a long list of sexual disorders and paraphilias during debate on an anti-discrimination measure on the House floor Tuesday afternoon.
Sun Jun 22, 2014
Waldrop earns spot on ballot, launches campaign for Buncombe Commission
Nancy Waldrop earned an unaffiliated spot on the Nov. 4 ballot and immediately launched a campaign to represent the most conservative part of Buncombe County on the Board of Commissioners.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
Development officials: Local economic forecast looks bright
Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, predicts a bright future for the local economy.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
North Carolina Legislative Report
The General Assembly's Short Session began on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the state.
Local nonprofit SisterCare assists LGBT people in times of need
Sandra Johnson and Sandra Franklin serve on the nine-member board of SisterCare of WNC, which helps LGBTQ people in need.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Former Asheville evidence room manager gets 10 months jail time
Judge Martin Reidinger on Tuesday sentenced a former manager of the Asheville police evidence room to 10 months in prison for embezzling government property, saying he undermined the criminal justice system in Buncombe County and abused a position of trust.