Category: Local News

Portions of Major North Carolina Highways Closed Due to Flooding, Downed Trees

Governor McCrory surveys road conditions at the NCDOT Statewide Operations Center. Parts of several major highways have been closed due to flooding and downed trees Read more »

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Peace Month Activities

In observance of 2016 Peace Day (September 21), WNC 4 Peace and partners are now in the midst of planning activities and events open to Read more »

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North Carolina NAACP Blasts Local Election Boards’ Continued Attempt to Suppress the Vote

The North Carolina NAACP released a statement Sept. 8 deploring “the sad and tragic reality … that the extremists in the Republican party” have continued Read more »

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Local NAACP News – August 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Asheville-Buncombe Branch NAACP and the Mountain People’s Assembly, in coalition with NAACP branches across WNC, will bring the third Mountain Moral Read more »

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Racial Justice Coalition Weighs in on Jai Williams Case

On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, representatives from the Racial Justice Coalition (RJC), Asheville-Buncombe Branch of the NAACP, Stop the Violence Coalition, Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA) Read more »

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Local NAACP News – June 2016

by Carmen Ramos-Kennedy – Moral Monday gathering to take place in Sylva on June 13, 2016. Rev. Dr. William Barber II to speak. A coalition Read more »

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Asheville Protests HB-2

By Moe White A large crowd gathered at Pack Square on March 24, 2016 in protest against the recently passed HB-2, the legislation passed the Read more »

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Mission Health Welcomes Medical Director and Research Officer

ASHEVILLE, N.C.  – Mission Health welcomes Steven Limentani, MD, in the dual roles of Vice President & Medical Director, Cancer Services and Chief Research Officer, Read more »

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Winter Market 2016

YMCA Winter Market Keeps Local Food Accessible When Temperature Drops. Forty vendors from throughout the region will be selling an array of vegetables, fruits, meats, Read more »

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Buncombe County Sheriff Withholds Body Cam Video Footage

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has declined to release video footage of a December 31, 2015 incident that led to the termination of two department Read more »

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