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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina

National outlets highlight troubling local economic statistics
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:50:21 -0800

A pair of recent interactive info-graphics published by the New York Times and Wall Street Journal highlight troublesome economic statistics for Buncombe County.

County approves economic incentives, King bids farewell
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:50:50 -0800

Counting on a longterm return and benefit to the area, Buncombe County commissioners approved two economic incentive packages today, Nov. 18, in exchange for the creation of new jobs and millions of dollars of investment in the county economy. Commissioners unanimously approved a $9 million economic incentive for gear maker Linamar North Carolina Inc., to […]

Women identify key Issues at recent forum
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 07:35:56 -0800

Over 50 Western North Carolina women and a handful of men voted access to health care and economic self-sufficiency as the major legislative priorities that need to be addressed in the 2015 legislative session. “We are not in position to change people, but we are in a position to change our environment,” said Sen. Terry Van […]

Pisgah Forest man dies from gunshot wound
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:10:57 -0800

North Carolina authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Pisgah Forest man.

Wanted NC father accused of hurting 2-month-old son captured
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:56:11 -0800

SWANNANOA, N.C. — A wanted North Carolina father accused of hurting his 2-month-old son has been captured in Buncombe County. Dustin Aaron Wilson, 23, of Rowan County, was taken into custody in Swannanoa on warrants for felony child abuse. Authorities said they started investigating late last month after the child was being treated for injuries by […]

Asheville Metro Area shows lowest unemployment numbers in the state
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 09:19:43 -0800

According to the October County and Area Employment Figures, released Dec. 9 by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, the Asheville metro area shows the fewest unemployment cases for any metropolitan statistical area in the state. Buncombe County’s unemployment rate fell from 4.4 percent in the spring to 4.0 — 4.1 when grouped with other […]

Whooping cough outbreak reported in WNC
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:07:45 -0800

Cases of pertussis, commonly called whooping cough, are on the increase in Western North Carolina, with 19 cases reported in Buncombe County, according to Buncombe County Health and Human Services. Whooping cough is an infection that affects the upper airways and is easily spread from person-to-person by coughing or sneezing.   It is especially dangerous for babies.  About 50 percent of infants ...

Multiple agencies investigating shooting death
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 10:13:28 -0800

Multiple agencies are investigating a shooting death in Buncombe County.

NC Ranks First in National Board Teaching Certification
Tue, 09 Dec 2014 16:05:21 -0800

New numbers released show North Carolina leads the nation with the most National Board certified teachers. National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is the highest possible certification in the teaching profession and helps North Carolina educators earn a 12 percent pay raise.

Higher pay the answer to high turnover among deputies
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:43:21 -0800

Hoping to combat a steady departure of officers, Haywood County entry-level deputies will see a 5 percent raise starting in January — the first step in a three-year plan to bring salaries of Haywood lawmen in line with the rest of the region.