Category: Government

NC NAACP Responds to Delay for Special Election

NC NAACP responds to Governor McCrory’s decision to postpone until November a special election for vacant 12th congressional district. The North Carolina NAACP State Conference Read more »

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Farewell Mayor Terry Bellamy

On December 10 Mayor Terry Bellamy completed her second term as Mayor of Asheville. The first African American and the second woman to hold the Read more »

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Rand Paul’s “Change-of-Heart” Over Detroit Bankruptcy

Detroit, MI – Having said Detroit would receive a federal bailout “over my dead body,”  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) addressed the Detroit Economic Club Dec. Read more »

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Mel Watt Confirmed as Federal Housing Finance Director

On Tuesday, December 10, the Senate confirmed Representative Mel Watt (D-NC) as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). The Federal Housing Read more »

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Stories of “Banned Books” Continue in NC

BOLIVIA, NC – Civil rights groups are reading between the lines and say the academic freedom of North Carolina students is being threatened by efforts Read more »

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Mayoral Portrait Unveiling Ceremony and Recognition Reception

The City of Asheville will publicly unveil it’s official portrait of outgoing Mayor Terry Bellamy at a formal Mayoral Portrait Unveiling Ceremony at 5 p.m. Read more »

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Legal Status of Moral Monday Arrestees

By Nelda Holder The status of the Moral Monday arrestees has been in a state of flux since the adjournment of the N.C. General Assembly Read more »

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Taking it to the Mountains

By Nelda Holder During the 2013 session of the N.C. General Assembly, 13 Moral Monday protest rallies took place outside the N.C. Legislative Building, organized Read more »

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Farm to School Program Supports Student Health & Farm Profits

by Kevin Concannon In early November the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its first Farm to School Census, with promising results. In the 2012-13 Read more »

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Changes in Asheville’s Brush and Leaf Collection

In an effort to address community concerns, conserve costs, and improve water quality, the city has changed the brush and leaf collection program from monthly Read more »

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