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The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
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March 2, 2015, No comments

RALEIGH — After two weeks of skeleton sessions and cancelled committee hearings, the N.C. General Assembly returns to a somewhat normal schedule in a slightly less-slushy capital. Budget hearings start […]

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Asheville homeless shelters issue ‘Code Purple,’ extend services

February 18, 2015, No comments

In response to anticipated wintry weather, shelters in Asheville will offer emergency cold weather services to people who are currently experiencing h ...

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Asheville seeks input on selection of new police chief

February 11, 2015, Comments Off

The city of Asheville will conduct a series of public meetings aimed at inviting input from the community on the characteristics it would like to see ...

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Effort pushes for new monument recognizing WNC’s African Americans

February 10, 2015, Comments Off

A coalition of local groups are pushing for an “iconic” monument to be erected in Pack Square that recognizes the achievements, sacrifices and his ...

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    NC flags to be lowered in memory of Coach Dean Smith
    February 9, 2015, Comments Off

    Gov. Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 to sunset on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. This order is in memorial of former UNC Chapel Hill Men’s Basket ...

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    After Tuesday’s SOTU, WNC Republicans issue critiques
    January 21, 2015, Comments Off

    Republican U.S. House and Senate legislators issued a bevy of statements following President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday. Lawmakers representing Western North Carolina were no different -- though they interspersed t ...

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    Raleigh Report: WNC senators gain key NCGA leadership jobs
    January 20, 2015, Comments Off

    And, in case you missed it, the biggest story out of last week’s opening day of the 2015 N.C. General Assembly session was a set of definitive statements from new House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger on taxes, ...