Buncombe County Newswire (Page 7)

Buncombe County Newswire (Page 7)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Buncombe County, NC. (Page 7)

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  1. 20 recent overdose deaths sparks $750K commitment from BuncombeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    FIGHTING BACK: Buncombe County Commissioners have committed to fund three programs aimed at curbing opioid use at a cost of at least $750,000. No funding has been officially approved, but commissioners are moving in that direction.


  2. After a several-month study - and considerable school board...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... - about 30 in just the last year. For instance, beginning teachers receive an 8.5 percent supplement in Buncombe County, with higher supplements offered as teachers gain experience. In Transylvania County, teacher supplement pay across the board is ...


  3. Adapting during lean timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... pool of money, only Asheville and Hendersonville have taken advantage of the funds, Aumen said. Not even Buncombe County was prepared to carve out areas to take advantage of new funding sources until this year. The local metropolitan planning ...


  4. Tri-County sees unemployment rate hikes in JanuaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Daily Dispatch

    ... at at 5.5 percent, with Hyde County holding the highest unemployment rate in the state, at 16.3 percent, and Buncombe County with the lowest rate, at 4.3 percent.


  5. Nonprofits to request nearly $11 million from Buncombe CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    Nonprofit agencies will make their case for funding from Buncombe County's upcoming budget for Fiscal Year 2018. A total of 46 nonprofits are asking for an aggregate of almost $11 million.


  6. Two Rivers Community School enrollment now openRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2017 | Watauga Democrat

    ... named a North Carolina Green School of Quality - the only Green School in Western North Carolina outside of Buncombe County. Interested families are encouraged to contact the school's front office to acquire an application or print an application ...


  7. ASAP's 2017 CSA FairRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... locations if there is sufficient demand. All participating farms have pick-up locations in Asheville and Buncombe County. This event is FREE and open to the public. The fair will also feature family-friendly activities and seasonal recipes to ...


  8. Asheville property tax rate down, bills up?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... $1.1 million to support the work of the Energy Innovation Task Force, a joint effort between the city, Buncombe County, Duke Energy and other community stakeholders that aims to delay or prevent the need for an additional "peaking" gas-fired ...


  9. Doctor turned pot activist convicted on drug trafficking chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | USA Today

    ... case during which Piland took the stand and admitted giving the boy marijuana, said Alex Bass the assistant Buncombe County district attorney who prosecuted the case. "In district court, his son had to take the stand and he cross-examined his son," ...


  10. WCU students analyze impact of tourism on ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... over the previous year, and generated 31,540 jobs that netted $672 million in income and worker paychecks. - Buncombe County: Generated $1 billion in direct tourist spending; produced $221.68 million in worker income; generated $83.40 million in ...


  11. Xpress staff take home multiple N.C. Press Association honorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | 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 ...


  12. Western: Elders meeting, AIDS walk, mile walkRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Q-Notes

    ... three fundraising events by the "Best of WNC" four years in a row and is the top fundraiser for Our Voice, Buncombe County's Sexual Assault Services agency. Our Voice provides counseling, advocacy and education for those it serves. Registration is ...


  13. Wrong step: Woman accused of stealing fire chief's bootsRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2017 | WBTV

    Authorities in Buncombe County say have accused a woman of breaking into a fire station and stealing a pair of boots belonging to one of the chiefs. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office said 54-year-old Linda Marie Hall of Gerton is charged with felony breaking and entering and felony larceny after breaking and entering.


  14. ABCCM gets $50,000 grant from Walmart FoundationDan Hesse 59 mins ago 81 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... organizations addressing poverty, hunger, homelessness and access to health care for the under-served in Buncombe County, serving around 50,000 individuals each year. Begun as a small collaboration of churches in 1969, ABCCM has played a significant ...


  15. Deputies: Woman arrested after 2 county chase on I-26Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    Buncombe County deputies said a woman was arrested after leading them on a chase that ended in Henderson County Thursday morning. Deputies said they were initially called to check on a woman seen lying on the side of the road along Thunderland Circle in Arden.


  16. Authorities accuse Buncombe County woman of animal crueltyRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2017 | WBTV

    A Buncombe County woman was scheduled for a court appearance after authorities accused her of starving two dogs to death and other instances of animal cruelty. Local media outlets report 31-year-old Shelby Brooke Masters of Swannanoa faces multiple charges, including two felony counts of killing an animal by starvation.


  17. Rev. Jack M. Scott Sr.Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    Rev. Jack Millard Scott Sr., 88, of the North Hominy community, passed away on his birthday, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Autumn Care of Waynesville. A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late Rev.


  18. Commissioners move to create new sustainability office, probe solar...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners approved a variety of sustainable-oriented issues during its meeting on Tuesday, March 7. The meeting was also supposed to have continued talks about A-B Tech's funding freeze, but the school asked to delay that conversation. The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners bustled through a bevy of energy-related items and continued a freeze on funding for A-B Tech construction projects at its Tuesday, March 7, meeting.


  19. Emission testing in Haywood up in the airRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... report that recommended Haywood County do away with emission testing, but our nitrous oxide was higher than Buncombe County, and they recommended they not come out of it," Ensley said, adding he would like to have more information on the subject. ...


  20. Hiker reported missing on trail near Montreat found safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 6, 2017 | WSOCTV

    ... receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts. OLD FORT, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Buncombe County say a hiker reported missing on a popular hiking trail near Montreat was found just over 12 hours later near Old Fort. Emergency ...