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Covert surveillance budget ammendment
February 23, 2015, No comments

At its Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting, the council is slated to consider using state drug-seizure funds for the gear, which is described in a city staff report as “audio/video” equipment that would be used to secure evidence of drug trafficking and prostitution. The vote takes place during a period of mounting concerns about surveillance by law enforcement.

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WNC’s lynchings: New study sheds light on a once-pervasive Southern atrocity

February 18, 2015, Comments Off

Nearly 4,000 black southerners were killed by mob violence in the decades following the Civil War, including 102 in North Carolina, a new report by th ...

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Previously unknown photo album of Asheville in 1904 surfaces

January 15, 2015, Comments Off

A chance find at a junk shop in New York provides a windfall for local history, providing a rare look at Western North Carolina's largest town, as it ...

NCGA website redesign

NC legislature’s revamped website widens window on state government

January 6, 2015, Comments Off

As the North Carolina General Assembly heads into a new legislative session next week, the basics of its work — and some of the nitty-gritty details ...

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    Asheville Citizen-Times sues for police videos of public events
    December 16, 2014, Comments Off

    Are the videos "criminal intelligence" records, which can be shielded from the public under state law? Or are they "training" records of a public gathering that should be released? A legal challenge by the newspaper could force some answers ...

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    WNC will have few new sheriffs in town
    November 5, 2014, Comments Off

    Even as some heated disputes played out in yesterday's election, 15 of 18 Western North Carolina counties will keep their top law officer in place.