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August 27, 2014, No comments

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, Lovin faces an electoral challenge from former deputy Derrick Palmer, an ex-task force member who says some new allegations are inaccurate and politically driven.

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After Ferguson, Asheville ‘Peace Rally’ scheduled for Aug. 30

August 26, 2014, No comments

About 100 people gathered on of Pack Square wearing red and protesting police brutality and racial injustice late Sunday evening in a precursor to a l ...

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North Carolina’s right to know shifts as legislature changes disclosure laws

August 13, 2014, Comments Off

How much are North Carolina’s citizens permitted to know about the government and corporate operations that could affect their daily lives? A slew o ...

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Asheville forum spotlights law enforcement’s use of force policies

August 9, 2014, 1 Comment

Asheville Police Chief William Anderson and Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan spoke at length at the forum on how law enforcement should and should n ...

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    NC has a final budget proposal. What does it mean for WNC?
    July 31, 2014, Comments Off

    With the North Carolina budget released close to midnight on Wednesday, more details are now known about the direction state lawmakers want to take spending -- including how teacher pay and Medicaid will fare in the coming year.