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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Tea party activists remain wary of Thom Tillis in US Senate race
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:57:11 -0700
Tea Party champion Rand Paul will campaign with Thom Tillis in Raleigh Wednesday, trying to shore up a base that could threaten North Carolinas GOP Senate hopeful. Click to Continue »
NC group targets 3 lawmakers on coal ash votes
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:50:35 -0700
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A politically-active environmental group is running television ads targeting three western North Carolina state House Republicans who are seeking re-election, criticizing them for their votes on legislation to clean up coal ash ponds.
NC man accused of trying to eat drugs in jail
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:24:33 -0700
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina man is accused of trying to eat a plastic bag of marijuana while being held in jail. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Trey Bartley Orr, 24, of Asheville, allegedly tried eating the bag inside the Buncombe County Detention Center. The suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with drunk […]
Top guns: Sheriff, district attorney candidates clash
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:02:32 -0700
In coming weeks, voters get to determine who will lead Buncombe County’s most powerful law enforcement and legal agencies. The candidates have staked out different positions on a wide variety of issues, setting up battle lines for what’s likely to be an intense last month of the campaign season.
Candidates debate: Buncombe County sheriff, district attorney
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:35:48 -0700
Candidates for Buncombe County sheriff and district attorney faced off for the first time Sept. 25 at a forum held at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Ken Reckhow Joins Committee to Oversee $10 Million Duke Energy Fund for Clean Waterways
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:36:33 -0700
Duke Energy today announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. The fund will also be used to improve waterways downstream from Duke Energy operations that flow into neighboring states.
Duke Energy creates $10 million Water Resources Fund for waterways in the Carolinas and neighboring states
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:10:00 -0700
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy today announced the creation of a $10 million Water Resources Fund to benefit waterways across North Carolina and South Carolina. The fund will ...
Buncombe celebrates opening of new public park, hiking trails
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:05:46 -0700
Supporters will celebrate the opening of Buncombe County’s newest public park this weekend.
Linamar Corp. adding 125 auto parts jobs in NC
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:47:28 -0700
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An auto parts manufacturer is being offered $1.4 million in incentives to add 125 North Carolina jobs that pay average salaries lower than the local average.
Auto parts maker adding 125 jobs in NC
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:10:07 -0700
An auto parts manufacturer is being offered $1.4 million in incentives to add 125 North Carolina jobs that pay average salaries lower than the local average.