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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina

Local EDC responds to report, criticism of JDIG incentives program
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:32:08 -0800

The following response is from Ben Teague, executive director of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, who has completed more than $1 billion in economic development projects in Western North Carolina over the past six years, and Andrew Tate, President & CEO of the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development. They’re responding to the NC Justice […]

With Polk in the books, other hoop teams hope to play tonight
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:45:06 -0800

While most teams in North Carolina have been dealing with the fallout of “snowmageddon,” Polk County girls' basketball coach Brandy Alm was looking at it from a different perspective.

N.C. lawmakers focusing on "religious freedom"
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:03:02 -0800

It’s the opening day of the 2015 legislative session and some North Carolina lawmakers are making discrimination their top priority. House Speaker Pro Tempore Paul Stam has promised a broad religious freedom bill, which would allow service providers, government officials and business owners to decide who they choose to serve.

YMCA summer camp coming to Swain
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:31:40 -0800

YMCA of Western North Carolina is getting ready to break ground on Camp Watia, a summer camp in Swain County to serve children in the region.

Unlicensed teen was driving in NC wreck that killed teen
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 06:34:49 -0800

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a 16-year-old girl who did not have a driver's license was driving in a wreck that killed a 17-year-old girl in Buncombe County.

Heat or hunger? Low-income families struggle to cope with winter weather
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:28:33 -0800

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio STEPHEN FEE: Asheville, North Carolina — a city of 87 thousand, nestled in the Appalachian mountains. It’s perhaps best known for farm-to-table dining…funky boutiques…art house cinemas. But behind palatial vacation homes and craft beer halls, 20 percent of people here live below the poverty line, outpacing state and national figures. And during the wintertime ...

East grad elected as district attorney for neighboring counties
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:52:13 -0800

District Attorney Ashley Welch of North Carolina's 30th District found her calling at an early age.

What’s our grade? School leaders anticipate release of state grades
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:38:15 -0800

The 1.5 million children enrolled in North Carolina’s public schools this year will not be the only ones receiving grades soon. State officials plan to release a performance-based, letter-graded report card for each school, starting Feb. 5, and for some education leaders in the Asheville area, anticipation is high. Chip Craig, vice chairman of the […]

From goggles to land conservation, Buncombe commissioners get an earful
Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:22:56 -0800

The public-comment stretched nearly three hours at the Feb. 3 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, as a tsunami of local residents expressed their displeasure with two recent and highly controversial county decisions — the planned closure of the county’s only indoor aquatic center, Zeugner, and the equestrian revisions to the animal-control ordinance. Citizens — including goggled […]

Same-sex marriage debated as magistrates law passes Senate
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:34:27 -0800

Senators give their approval to a bill Wednesday that would allow magistrates and register of deeds clerks from facilitating marriages based on religious objections. Opponents say the measure is a swipe at same-sex couples.