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5 hrs ago | WLOS

Mayor: Updated offer soon on old NC hospital land

The mayor of Raleigh says she believes there soon will be an agreement with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to acquire land at a now-closed North Carolina mental hospital the city wants to convert into a regional park.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Beverly Perdue, Flat Rock, NC

19 hrs ago | WLOS

Ala. man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

The owner of an Ala.-based company that authorities say incorrectly used pesticide at nursing homes had been sentenced to two years in prison.

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Related Topix: Transylvania County, NC

Wed Aug 27, 2014

WLOS

Search of convicted felon's home leads to arrest

Authorities in Rowan County have arrested a convicted felon after a search of his home turned up a loaded .22 revolver and two long guns.

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Related Topix: Rowan County, NC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

NC man's conviction of 'ritual sex abuse' vacatedNC man's conviction...

A judge on Monday dismissed all charges and vacated the sentence of a man who has spent more than 20 years in prison on convictions of multiple sex NC man's conviction of 'ritual sex abuse' vacated A judge on Monday dismissed all charges and vacated the sentence of a man who has spent more than 20 years in prison on convictions of multiple sex ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, State Prisons, Craggy Correctional Center, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

WLOS

Appeal by soldier convicted of murder to be heard

The soldier convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of two soldiers in Kuwait will get to appeal the verdict in a military court this fall.

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Related Topix: US Army, US Military, Fort Bragg

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WBTV

Charges dismissed against NC man in child sex case

A North Carolina judge has dismissed all charges and overturned the sentence of a man who spent 22 years in prison after his conviction on child sex abuse case.

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Related Topix: Asheville, NC

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Mountain Xpress

Safeguarding water quality: Amid drastic state budget cuts, volunteers pick up slack

Standing knee-deep in the Little Tennessee River, Haley Williams wears a broad smile as she and her classmates fill a bucket with temporarily stunned fish.

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Related Topix: Franklin, NC, Western Carolina University, Asheville, NC, Hendersonville, NC

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

Hendersonville winery debuts apple wine

WE'RE APPROACHING THAT TIME OF YEAR.. WHEN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA IS ALL ABOUT APPLES..

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Hendersonville, NC

Jacksonville Daily News

Tourism Spending In North Carolina Reaches New Record

Governor Pat McCrory and Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that 95 of the state's 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2013.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mecklenburg County, NC, Wake County, NC, Guilford County, NC

Fri Aug 08, 2014

WLOS

Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina's November election can be held under new voting rules drafted last year by Republican lawmakers.

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Related Topix: Flat Rock, NC

WBTV

Plant-grafting firm locating in NC

Area media outlets report that North-Carolina-based TriEst Ag Group is creating a partnership with companies from Israel and Italy to create Tri-Hishtil.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

More than a 100 jobs will soon be growing in North Carolina

BUT FIRST TONIGHT... MORE THAN 100 JOBS WILL SOON "GROW" IN HENDERSON COUNTY... THAT'S THANKS TO A NEW INTERNATIONAL COMPANY TAKING FRUIT FARMING..

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food

WWNC-AM Asheville

Property Tax Scam Targets Area Homeowners

Homeowners in Henderson County are being issued a word of caution. Authorities say a phony letter is circulating that looks a lot like official correspondence from the Register of Deeds.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Volunteers needed for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is hosting a Back-to-School Volunteer Recruitment Drive beginning Aug. 20 the first day of school, and culminating Oct. 17. The organization hopes to recruit 60 new volunteers in the next two months.

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Related Topix: Haywood County, NC, Buncombe County, NC, Asheville, NC, Federal Prisons, Prison

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Examiner.com

NC man who dragged dog from home has been charged with felony animal cruelty

A North Carolina man who dragged a dog from its home has been charged with felony animal cruelty .

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WLOS

2nd American aid worker with Ebola arrives in US

The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived in the Atlanta area for treatment.

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Related Topix: Rutherford County, NC, Charlotte, NC, Forest City, NC

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Newberry Observer

Hendersonville exhibit has ties to Newberry hotel, family9:29 am

Standing amid enlarged photos and postcards from The Wheeler Hotel are Brenda Bradshaw, director of the Henderson County Heritage Museum, and Carolyn Justus, chair of the Museum board, along with Dr. Sam F. Wheeler of Saluda and his sister, Emily Lide Wheeler of Columbia, the last living grandchildren of the combined Noterman and Wheeler families ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hendersonville, NC, Saluda, NC

Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Daily Advance

Man drowns in lake where swimming is banned

Officials said 42-year-old James Freeman was found in 15-foot deep waters in Lake Julian around 9:30 a.m. Friday.

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