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Yesterday | Mountain Xpress

Smart bets: Safe & Sound

"Helpmate could use a helping hand," says the Facebook invite for an evening of music by Jeff Thompson, Vendetta Creme and Aaron Price.

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Yesterday | WLOS

Audit: Ex-Tarboro manager siphoned off town funds

A state audit has determined that the former manager in Tarboro siphoned off more than $450,000 in taxpayer funds to provide himself with unapproved benefits and to buy personal items unrelated to his job.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Violent Crime

Yesterday | WLOS

Tillis visits DC seeking donors for NC Senate bid

The ongoing General Assembly session is putting a crimp into House Speaker Thom Tillis' campaign for the U.S. Senate, but he's still mingling with donors backing his campaign.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Skyland, NC

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Asheville City Council to consider Pack Place leases, APD plans

After months of debate, Asheville City Council is preparing to decide the fate of who will manage Pack Place on July 22. The city owns the building at 2 South Pack Square in the heart of downtown Asheville, which is currently managed by a nonprofit of the same name.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Gaston Gazette

Pacific Coast Feather announcement leads state

Pacific Coast Feather Co.' s February announcement, which, promised 140 local manufacturing jobs, was the largest of its kind in North Carolina for the first quarter of the year.

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC, Guilford County, NC, Johnston County, NC, Vance County, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Town of Canton is accepting applications

The town of Canton is currently accepting applications for volunteers interested in serving on the planning board, zoning board of adjustment, or the newly created Camp Hope Commission.

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Related Topix: Canton, NC

Mountain Xpress

Buncombe County seeks community involvement on new poverty plan

Representatives for 22 organizations attended a July 15 Buncombe County Health and Human Services meeting, where they learned of Buncombe's new Request for Information on poverty remediation.

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Asheville Citizen-Times

Two local men ride for Meals on Wheels

The Rev. Joe Friddle, pastor of First Christian Church in Black Mountain, and a member of his congregation, Joe Trigg, tried to think of a special way to celebrate turning 60 years old.

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Related Topix: Black Mountain, NC, Motorcycles, BMW Motorcycle, Blue Ridge Parkway, US National Parks, Asheville, NC

Mountain Xpress

Will tiny homes be Asheville's next big thing?

Teal Brown, recently started the Wishbone Tiny Homes construction business with his father, Gerry Brown .

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Madison County, NC, Marshall, NC

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Post and Courier

Ladson man charged with felony bigamy

Duncan married a Moncks Corner woman Dec. 20, in Asheville, N.C., according to Buncombe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Natalie Bailey.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Asheville Citizen-Times

Bele Chere to reveal poster design, more details at Thursday kick-off

Organizers of Asheville's 2007 Bele Chere festival will unveil this year's poster and reveal more details on the downtown celebration at an invitation-only Thursday event.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Marty Stuart, Country, Pop/Rock, Gin Blossoms

Examiner.com

North Carolina: Asheville's 'sanctuary policy' nearly cost officer her life

Last weekend, police in Asheville, North Carolina, arrested Celso Avila-Aguilar, 31, after he reportedly grabbed an officer's arm during a routine traffic stop, and dragged her some 130 feet down Interstate 240.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Farmers market roundup - Let's get fresh

Kale, pattipans, green beans, tomatoes, cabbage, zephyr squash, yellow squash, zucchini, potatoes, beets, fennel, cucumbers and blueberries are currently in season.

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Related Topix: Waynesville, NC, Haywood County, NC, Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Jackson County, NC, Food, Seafood

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Watauga Democrat

Touring green

One hundred businesses in the state have obtained the "GreenTravel" certification, and Watauga is third among N.C. counties, with nine certified businesses.

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Related Topix: East Carolina University, Asheville, NC, Onslow County, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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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Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Asheville, NC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Chad Buchanan

Chad was born in Buncombe County. He resided in Haywood County for 20 years and the past 23 years in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Haywood County, NC, Raleigh, NC, Research Triangle Park, NC

WSOCTV

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.

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Related Topix: Swannanoa, NC

Mountain Xpress

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 .

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

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.

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Related Topix: Transylvania County, NC

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