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  1. North Carolina city prepping for possible marijuana salesRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | WBTV

    A North Carolina city's alcohol regulators say they're preparing to sell marijuana should it become legal in the state. The Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board chairman told the City Council Tuesday that there's a national trend of marijuana legalization, and it's the board's job to anticipate changes. 1 comment

  2. Elections chairman ordered hearing on candidate complaint before investigation completeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2018 | WBTV

    The North Carolina State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has postponed a hearing into a complaint regarding North Carolina Senator Ralph Hise following questions from WBTV. The board was scheduled to consider the case of alleged campaign finance violation against Hise at its hearing this week, despite the fact that the agency's staff has said its investigation was not finished.

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  3. Seaplane makes emergency landing in North Carolina lakeRead the original story

    Sep 5, 2018 | WBTV

    Skyland Fire and Rescue Chief Ryan Cole tells The Asheville Citizen-Times no injuries were reported in the Tuesday afternoon landing at Lake Julian. Cole says the pilot of a Howell Scott T Searey amphibious aircraft was having issues with the landing gear coming down.

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  4. College says dorms with safety concerns were built quicklyRead the original story

    Aug 31, 2018 | WBTV

    A college in North Carolina says an aggressive timeline was followed to build several new dorms that state and fire officials say have safety concerns. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Thursday that UNC Asheville's The Woods dorms have drawn warnings from inspectors for months over issues including narrow stairwells and a lack of sprinklers.

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  5. Patrol: 9-month-old survives being thrown from SUV in crashRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2018 | WBTV

    The North Carolina Highway Patrol says it's "a Christmas miracle in August" that a 9-month-old girl survived being thrown from an SUV while in a child safety seat. The patrol told WLOS-TV in Asheville Kaytlyn Melton lost control of the SUV Wednesday when it hit a piece of rubber from a blown truck tire on Interstate 40 in Haywood County.

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  6. 29 people die in NC boating accidents so far this yearRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2018 | WBTV

    North Carolina's Wildlife Commission says 29 people have died in boating accidents this year, making it the deadliest in the past 20 years. Commission officials tell the Asheville Citizen-Times that victims weren't wearing life jackets in 23 of those deaths.

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  7. Consultant urges better body cam review after police beatingRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2018 | WBTV

    An external review of a white North Carolina officer beating a black pedestrian urged more thorough internal reviews of body camera footage to catch police behavior problems before they escalate. The report on Asheville police procedures surrounding former officer Christopher Hickman's case was presented Tuesday by a consultant hired by the city.

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  8. Woman: Parcel not delivered to door due to bear in drivewayRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2018 | WBTV

    A North Carolina woman says a delivery person didn't deliver a package to her front porch because a bear had been in the driveway. News outlets report "Bear in driveway" was written on a UPS receipt that Marcy Lanier posted on Facebook on Friday.

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  9. Professor: August rain shouldn't fade fall leavesRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2018 | WBTV

    A North Carolina university professor says abundant August rains shouldn't have an impact on fall leaves showing their colors in western North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen Times reports Appalachian State University professor Howard Neufeld said it's an old wives' tale that if you get a lot of rainfall in the summer it dilutes the fall color.

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  10. September weather will determine brilliance of fall leavesRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2018 | WBTV

    Hotels and retailers are gearing up for the fall foliage season in the North Carolina mountains, but the brilliance of the show from the changing leaves is still to be determined. Appalachian State University professor plant eco-physiology Howard Neufeld said the key to almost every season is the temperatures and amount of sunshine in September.

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  11. UNC Asheville dorms declared safe, students can move inRead the original story

    Aug 19, 2018 | WBTV

    Hundreds of students at a North Carolina university are moving into new dorms after the state insurance commissioner previously called them too hazardous to occupy. The University of North Carolina at Asheville reached a deal Saturday with insurance commissioner Mike Causey on how the five new buildings can open safely.

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  12. Lawyer to get body cam tapes of men detained, strip searchedRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2018 | WBTV

    A North Carolina attorney has been granted access to deputy body camera footage from a traffic stop where two men were strip searched before being released without criminal charges. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Buncombe County Superior Court Judge Marvin Pope granted attorney John Sutton access to the footage Monday.

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  13. NC mom shares warning after mosquito bite leaves 6-year-old in ICURead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | WBTV

    LoriAnne Surrett, who has been at his hospital bedside constantly, heard her 6-year-old son's voice for the first time in five days on Thursday. "Three hours ago he finally opened his eyes and he talked to me," she said.

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  14. USPS contractor pleads guilty to stealing mailed giftsRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2018 | WBTV

    The Asheville Citizen-Times reports 29-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Avolese pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking around $2,500 in gift cards and cash from his U.S. Postal Service contract driver route. The investigation began in March when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service learned of around 10 complaints, and an inspector used two gift cards as bait.

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  15. Former North Carolina county managers indicted for kickbacksRead the original story

    Aug 8, 2018 | WBTV

    Three former North Carolina county managers have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took business kickbacks for years in exchange for $15 million in government contracts. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the indictments name former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene, and former assistant county managers Jon Creighton and Mandy Stone.

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  16. North Carolina university receives $2.5M donationRead the original story

    Aug 7, 2018 | WBTV

    A North Carolina university has received a $2.5 million donation designed to help students who have limited options for paying for college. UNC Asheville announced Tuesday that the estate of Sally Birge, an Asheville native and successful real estate agent in California, made the donation.

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  17. North Carolina approves timber sale in DuPont forestRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2018 | WBTV

    The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the council of state recently approved the 42-acre sale at the southern end of the nearly 11,000-acre forest, which sits on the Transylvania-Henderson county border. Ranger Bruce MacDonald, communications director for DuPont Forest, said a lot of white pines were planted at the time DuPont Corp. owned the property in the 1950s and 1960s.

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  18. North Carolina city reaches settlement with beaten jaywalkerRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2018 | WBTV

    A North Carolina city has reached a $650,000 settlement with a black pedestrian whose beating by a white police officer was captured on body camera video. A settlement filed Friday in Buncombe County shows the city of Asheville will pay Johnnie Jermaine Rush for claims made against the city of Asheville and the police department.

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  19. NC police search for suspects in firework attack on barRead the original story

    Aug 3, 2018 | WBTV

    Police in North Carolina are looking for whoever threw a firework that exploded amid people sitting outdoors at a North Carolina bar. Asheville police released surveillance video showing an SUV whizzing past the patio tables just before the firework explodes, showing the area with sparks as people scramble for safety.

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  20. Rainfall records set across North Carolina during soggy JulyRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2018 | WBTV

    Rainfall records were set across North Carolina during July, and the National Weather Service suggests August will bring more wet weather. The weather service reported Cape Hatteras got 20.31 inches of rain last month, well above the normal of 4.99 inches , based on a 30-year average.

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