Buncombe County Newswire

Buncombe County Newswire

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  1. Nonprofit groups to host Aug. 23 session on worker-owned businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Mountain Xpress

    ... to start planning for succession. In March, 45 percent of all local businesses with paid employees in Buncombe County are owned by someone age 55 or older. All those local businesses together make a "big economic impact" on the local economy, Charen ...

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  2. Tourism spending jumps $22.9BRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Daily Advance

    The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced recently that visitor spending in 2016 rose a record $22.9 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2015. Of the state's 100 counties, 97 saw increased tourism spending, the partnership said.

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  3. Wanted: Nominations for Asheville's innovatorsRead the original story

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    ... college, I worked at NewsRadio 570 WWNC as an anchor/reporter and covered Asheville City Council and the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners starting in 2004. During that time I also completed WCU's Master of Public Administration program. You ...

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  4. Feds probing former Buncombe County Manager GreeneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Mountain Xpress

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed it has launched a probe into former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene , a story Xpress broke on Aug. 16. On Aug. 17, Xpress sent an open records request to County Attorney Michael Frue , who directed us to Department of Justice contact Lia Bantavani , with the U.S. Attorney's Office. "The U.S. Attorney's Office confirms that there is a federal investigation involving Ms.

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  5. Suspect caught on surveillance footage.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | FOX Carolina

    Officials with the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office need your help to identify and locate the suspect in an armed robbery. Deputies said the incident occurred at Molly's Market at 800 Mills Gap Road in Fletcher Wednesday night.

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  6. FBI can 'neither confirm nor deny' probe of former County Manager GreeneRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Mountain Xpress

    DENIED CONFIRMATION: While the SBI alluded to "the Wanda Greene case" the FBI can "neither confirm nor deny" an investigation concerning the former Buncombe County manager is taking place. The Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have opened a case involving former Buncombe County Manager Wanda Greene , according to information from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation.

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  7. Raymond ChanceyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Cleveland Daily Banner

    Raymond Hoyle Chancey, 86, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at an Asheville, N.C., medical center. A native of Copper Hill, he had resided in Buncombe County, N.C., since 1983.

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  8. Commissioners OK early Sunday alcohol sales, punt on medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Mountain Xpress

    YES TO CANNABIS: Pro-cannabis advocates are asking the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to pressure state lawmakers to approve medicinal marijuana. In a meeting that saw one controlled substance expand its legal footprint, commenters urged the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners to pressure the N.C. General Assembly for use of another such substance.

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  9. RATP Dev Selected to Manage Asheville, North Carolinaa s Transit ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 16 | Mass Transit

    ... of the contract, RATP Dev will directly supervise ART's daily operations for the Fixed Route bus services in Buncombe County. Presently, ART has 22 biodiesel buses in service, seven of which are hybrid, and currently run 18 routes throughout the ...

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  10. Tuesday History: Newspaper coverage of the Asheville High walkout, 1969Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | Mountain Xpress

    ... Principal Clark Pennell . That afternoon Mayor Wayne Montgomery proclaimed a state of emergency throughout Buncombe County. A curfew was enforced from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Along with the curfew, there was a moratorium placed on the sale of alcohol ...

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  11. Volunteer fire departments face recruitment strugglesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | The Sampson Independent

    ... services. As the State Fire Marshal, I recently visited the High School Firefighter Challenge held in Buncombe County. I could see some of the classwork and hands-on training that these teenagers were getting. Last fall, 27 of our high schools had ...

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  12. Renovated ACT reopens with 'The Producers'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 14 | Mountain Xpress

    ... Harper says. The theater eventually raised $2,170,000. Donations came from generous arts patrons and the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, through the Tourism Product Development Fund, which provided a $1 million grant. "We were very ...

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  13. Asheville police ask for help identifying assault suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | FOX Carolina

    ... are on Sunday. Police ask anyone with information to call the Asheville Police Department at 828-252-1110 or Buncombe County Crime Stoppers at 828-255-5050.

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  14. Deputies ask for help identifying suspect in break-in attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | FOX Carolina

    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office has asked for help identifying a man accused of attempting to break into a Leicester home. The suspect is between 5'7" and 5'10" tall and weighs between 160 and 180 pounds.

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  15. Buncombe Co. residents urged to take precautions after cat tests positive for rabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | FOX Carolina

    Buncombe County health officials are warning residents to take precautions after a cat in the Candler area was confirmed to have rabies. Health Officials with Buncombe County Health and Human Services announced Sunday that a cat that was taken from the Curtis Creek Community had tested positive for rabies.

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  16. Gomez found guilty ofRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... while District Attorney Welch and Jeff Jones represented the state. Superior Court Judge Marvin Pope of Buncombe County presided over the trial. The state's first witness was the first victim to come forward. Because of the victim's Chronic ...

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  17. Grants for diversifying farms availableRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | Sequoyah County Times

    ... agents remain a resource for farmers throughout the year as they complete their projects. Evan Chender in Buncombe County used his 2017 AgOptions grant to purchase a BCS brand walk-behind tractor. As a result, Evan has expanded from 800 square feet ...

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  18. Aug. 15 breakfast to introduce farmers to thriving marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | Mountain Xpress

    GROWING PROFITS: Researchers at the Upper Mountain Research Station study the potential of medicinal herbs as a lucrative crop for area farmers. At the Aug. 15 Buncombe County Friends of Agriculture Breakfast, speaker Margaret Bloomquist will introduce attendees to the prospect of this blooming market.

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  19. NC All-American wrestler charged with statutory rapeRead the original story

    Friday Aug 11 | Washington Times

    The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that 22-year-old Kacee Ross Hutchinson of Candler was arrested Wednesday, and warrants filed with the Buncombe County Magistrate's Office say he's accused of engaging in a sexual act with a 15-year-old throughout May 2014. Hutchinson was a two-time state champion in wrestling at Enka High School and is a redshirt senior at Greensboro College for the upcoming season.

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  20. Chief Presley retires from Skyland FD amid controversy over families in fire serviceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 10 | Mountain Xpress

    LIKE A ROCK: Skyland Fire & Rescue was one of the first Buncombe County volunteer departments to hire firefighters and medical personnel, but they still are governed by the same rules as small volunteer departments. Photo by Able Allen Firefighters talk a lot about the bonds they share with their co-workers, and it's not unusual to hear those relationships described as being "like family."

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