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12 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

Buncombe Statehouse candidates to debate Aug. 29; Tillis to speak

This Friday, Aug. 29, promises to be an intense day in local politics, as all four Buncombe County Statehouse candidates debate and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis speaks at a breakfast event.

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Related Topix: Council, NC, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Biltmore Forest, NC, Arden, NC

14 hrs ago | WLOS

Asheville man charged in motorcyclist's death

An Asheville man is facing charges after the car he was driving collided with a motorcycle and killed the operator.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WLOS

NC senator tested by Obama's visit to her state

President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, Barack Obama, Stem, NC

The Asheville Citizen-Times

Beware of tax refund anticipation loans

No doubt about it: Preparing taxes is complicated. Add the fear of messing up something with the Internal Revenue Service and most people seek some kind of professional help.

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Related Topix: Tax, Asheville, NC, Opinion

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Kos

NC-Sen: Thom Tillis (R) To Constituents, "It's my way or no highway"

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, wants fewer taxes and more user fees in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Mecklenburg County, NC, Mooresville, NC

Mountain Xpress

Buncombe Register of Deeds Drew Reisinger takes the heat for snow days

His office remains under intense scrutiny following the news that Reisinger, an elected official, closed the Deeds office in February during inclement weather and a governor-declared State of Emergency .

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Related Topix: Blizzard

Burlington Times News

Two charged with hitting deputy's vehicle

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported 36-year-old Jeremy Louis Ainsworth of Fairview and 31-year-old Amee Tennelle King of Mountain Home were charged with a number of offenses Thursday.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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