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10 hrs ago | 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

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Henderson County, NC, Sanford, NC

Watauga Democrat

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.

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Related Topix: Watauga County, NC, State Prisons, Caldwell Correctional Center, Prison

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 .

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Related Topix: Gaston County, NC

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WWNC-AM Asheville

Only 1 DMV Tag Agency In Buncombe Cty

Need a license plate ? Registration renewal ? Prepare to spend a long time in line.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

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.

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Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, Forsyth County, NC

Sun Jun 29, 2014

WMBF

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.

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Related Topix: Swannanoa, NC

Wed Jun 25, 2014

WBTV

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.

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Tue Jun 24, 2014

WBTV

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.

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Q-Notes

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Gay/Lesbian, Mecklenburg County, NC, Guilford County, NC, Transgender

Sun Jun 22, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Enka, NC, Biltmore Forest, NC, Asheville, NC

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Wed Jun 18, 2014

JD Supra

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.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Hatteras, NC

Mountain Xpress

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.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Henderson County, NC, Long Term Care, Health

Tue Jun 17, 2014

Mountain Xpress

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.

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