Buncombe County Newswire (Page 8)

Buncombe County Newswire (Page 8)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Buncombe County, NC. (Page 8)

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  1. Camp Cedar Cliff to take in over 200 Hurricane Irma refugeesRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | WICU12 Erie

    ... southern Florida ahead of the storm. Of the 228 the camp plans to house, they said 63 of them are children. BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) - A local campground is preparing to shelter hundreds of Hurricane Irma refugees in the coming days and is ...

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  2. Solar farm moves forward, rezoning stalls outRead the original story

    Sep 7, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    IN THE ZONE: Commissioners unanimously denied a zoning request that had multiple members of Fairview voicing opposition to the request. Buncombe County will move forward with a solar farm project some commissioners previously threw shade at, a decision made during their Sept.

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  3. Explore Asheville CVB celebrates new office, brand & independenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... the former Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau. The newly-dubbed Explore Asheville CVB, a division of the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, invited community partners to join in toasting to its new office space in Asheville and ...

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  4. City, county schools make progress on renovations, constructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... on campus. Photo by Virginia Daffron For the planners, builders and officials with the Asheville City and Buncombe County school systems, the past few months have been a time for planning, preparing and construction. With paint peeling off the ...

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  5. Deputies: 3 arrested after Buncombe Co. shooting, foot chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | FOX Carolina

    Buncombe County deputies said Friday that three people had been arrested after an incident in which shots were fired into a home suspects ran from deputies in Candler. On Thursday, deputies said further investigation led them to Thomas Eugene Kriner and Brandon Michael Marler at an address in Haywood County.

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  6. MSD upgrades its infrastructure with capital improvement projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    WASTE WATCHERS: Largely unheralded, the Buncombe County Metropolitan Sewerage District ensures that the waste generated by its approximately 130,000 customers is properly treated and disposed of before it enters local waterways. The agency is currently in the midst of a $266 million capital improvement project that will upgrade its plant facilities for the future.

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  7. Recent grads entering job market cause rise in unemploymentRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | Jacksonville Daily News

    ... 2017. Scotland County had the highest July unemployment with 7.6 percent of its labor force sidelined while Buncombe County had the lowest rate at 3.4 percent. In all six eastern North Carolina counties - Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir and ...

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  8. Waynesville to consider a 'brunch bill'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2017 | The Mountaineer Publishing Company

    ... in particular rushed to adopt the Brunch Bill for the summer beach season. In the mountains, Asheville and Buncombe County have adopted the Brunch Bill. So has Hendersonville and a smattering of tourism-dependent towns have as well, like Blowing ...

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  9. County looks at audit protocols in wake of Fed probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    What would likely have been a benign meeting a few weeks ago was front-loaded with a disclaimer from Buncombe County Attorney Michael Frue . "I just want to be clear: There's been some news in the paper lately , there's not going to be any discussions about any investigation the U.S. Attorney's Office announced a few weeks ago," said Frue, referencing the ongoing FBI investigation into former County Manager Wanda Greene .

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  10. AAAC exhibition examines environmental issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    DEEP SEEDED: More than 90 percent of seed varieties have been lost in the last century. Wanting to make a statement on fading food systems, Buncombe County artist Julie Miles painted heirloom seeds on 45 6-inch panels.

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  11. North Carolina man receives sentence in 2013 murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | Brunswick News

    A North Carolina man has been sentenced to as many as 15 years in prison for drug trafficking and manslaughter in connection with cases dating back to 2013. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports authorities in Buncombe County say 31-year-old Mauricus Santel Fleming was charged with trafficking in heroin in connection with an undercover investigation in 2015 into the flow of heroin from Atlanta to Asheville.

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  12. Controversial South Asheville project looks to pivotRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    OVERLOOK OVERLOAD? A developer is asking Buncombe County for permission to build a 98-home subdivision off Overlook Road in South Asheville. Many nearby residents rallied against a previous housing development due to concerns about traffic.

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  13. Local agencies work to improve water quality in Buncombe & Madison countiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... and position the French Broad as the region's next great tourist attraction. Placidly meandering into Buncombe County near the Asheville Regional Airport, the character of the French Broad River changes upon reaching Asheville: Rocky and rough, the ...

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  14. North Carolina mother sentenced to prison in baby's deathRead the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | The Daily Advance

    A North Carolina mother will serve up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple charges in connection with her baby's death in a 2015 crash. Local media outlets report The Buncombe County District Attorney's Office said Wednesday that Jaydrian Ledbetter of Weaverville pleaded guilty to several charges, including involuntary manslaughter and driving while impaired.

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  15. 2017 Architecture Celebration and Design Awards, Sept. 7Thomas Calder 55 mins ago 68 viewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... well as other special awards. This year AIA Asheville will award The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County with a "Citizen Architect" award for their efforts and lasting contributions to preserving architecture in the community. ...

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  16. Mystery project could bring 31 new jobs to Ashe -Read the original story

    Aug 23, 2017 | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... descriptors could match GE Aviation, a company with locations in both West Jefferson and near Asheville in Buncombe County. Barr said the building reuse grant is structured to provide the county $12,500 for each employee hired by the company. Rhodes ...

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  17. Internship program introduces students to the real worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2017 | Mountain Xpress

    ... summer work opportunities. The program, primarily funded by the city of Asheville with support from Buncombe County, cultivates local workers whose experiences will in turn benefit the city. Historically, CAYLA had been offered solely to Asheville ...

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

    Aug 19, 2017 | 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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  19. Tourism spending jumps $22.9BRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2017 | 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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  20. Wanted: Nominations for Asheville's innovatorsRead the original story

    Aug 18, 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 ...

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