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Legislative Update: May 2013

By Moe White The NC legislature paid special attention to Asheville last month as it proposed, passed, or implemented numerous new laws designed to remake Read more »

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Former Vice-Mayor Mumpower Threatens to Leave Republican Party

Decries “Legislative Larceny” of Asheville Water System Former City Council member and 11th District Congressional Candidate Carl Mumpower expressed serious displeasure  and disappointment with his Read more »

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NC Moves Forward on Medicaid Reform

Dr. Aldona Wos, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, was met with heavy skepticism when she arrived April 22nd at Read more »

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National and State NAACP Leaders Speak Out on Oppressive North Carolina Agenda

Recent actions and legislation introduced in the North Carolina legislature has prompted strong reactions from the leaders of several national and state civil rights groups. Read more »

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Measles Outbreak

Department of Health and Human Services Urges Vaccination to Prevent Spread Public health officials from the NC Department of Health and Human Services are working Read more »

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NC Senate OKs Drug Testing for Work First Program

RALEIGH – Applicants for North Carolina’s Work First worker-training program will have to undergo drug testing to qualify for benefits, and pay for the drug Read more »

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City of Asheville Faces Budget Woes

The City of Asheville’s recent budget planning on April 3rd started out as an in-house workshop, but turned into a town hall meeting at the Read more »

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Tailgate Tents Going Up!

Area farmers markets begin opening out doors this April Yes, it is spring! One way to know for sure, even with the confusing cold and Read more »

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Award Winning Hospitality Entrepreneur & Speaker Breaks Mold with Radio Show

NC SpeakUp Connects Independent Business Owners Directly with Travelers & Locals Cortina Caldwell, Founder & Managing Consultant of Visit & Venture announced the company’s launch Read more »

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Asheville Spring Herb Festival Returns for 24th Year

The 24th annual Spring Herb Festival will take place at the WNC Farmers Market May 3, 4, and 5, 2013. The largest gathering of herb Read more »

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