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Grant brings biofuel study to WNC
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina gave a $766,000 grant to study the viability of canola as biofuel crop in WNC.
Wed May 15, 2013
'X' marks the spot: Commissioners approve incentive deal to mystery company
Photo by Caitlin Byrd Buncombe County commissioners unanimously approved offering an undisclosed company $18.38 million in economic incentives May 14.
Tue May 14, 2013
On second thought
In recent weeks, the Buncombe County commissioners had debated stringent standards that would have limited nonprofits' ability to request county funding for years to come.
Sun May 12, 2013
Database sheds light on local hospital pricing
When Candler resident Richard Boyum, 67, fell off a ladder in January and broke his ankle, he didn't price shop for a hospital.
Thu May 09, 2013
Asheville area man faces cocaine trafficking charge
Veto Omar Martin, 34, of Needles Lane, was charged Wednesday with trafficking in cocaine and resisting public officers, according to warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate's office.
Tue May 07, 2013
Commissioners approve revised nonprofit funding policy
Candler resident Jerry Rice held up a list of nonprofits requesting money from the county with a big red "X," urging commissioners to reject funding them.
Buncombe Commissioners preview: From the streets to the skies
In addition to considering the county's nonprofit funding policy , Buncombe Commissioners will hear updates from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Asheville Regional Airport when they meet May 7. The meeting will include a public hearing on the NCDOT's plans for secondary roads construction in Buncombe County.
Asheville area man charged in break-ins
Eric Lee Worley, 31, of Walt Drive, was charged Monday with three counts of breaking and entering and larceny and one count of felony larceny, according to warrants at the Buncombe County magistrate's office.
Sun May 05, 2013
Backyard fun on a budget
You don't have to spend a fortune to make your backyard an enticing place for kids.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Child porn nets 36-year term
A Candler man whose child pornography collection included more than 4,000 photographs and videos was sentenced to 36 years in federal prison.
Engagement: Megan Cole & Jared Palmer
The future bride is a nursing student at Asheville Buncombe Technical College. The future groom is employed by the Biltmore Estate.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Candler woman charged with opium trafficking
Buncombe County deputies charged a Candler woman with trafficking in opium. Amanda Brooke Anderson, 24, of Enka Lake Road, also was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery, according to arrest warrants.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Marion teens charged in armed robbery
Two teenagers have been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, conspiracy and kidnapping.
Carolina Farm Credit Introduces New Loan Assistant
Michael R. Morton, CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, is pleased to announce that Leisa Hefner recently joined the Carolina Farm Credit team as a Loan Assistant/Service Center Coordinator for the Waynesville service center.
Mon Apr 22, 2013
Answer Man: Is the nipple bill dead?
True story: I made a state senator run out of gas last week. On Thursday I talked to State Sen.