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February 27, 2015, No comments

According to a press release, state environmental officials have sent Duke Energy a notice of violation and intent to enforce for groundwater contamination from coal ash ponds at the utility’s Asheville Plant.

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic

Asheville power plant included as Duke Energy proposes criminal charge settlement

February 24, 2015, No comments

The indictments do not spell out the exact violations, but an environmental attorney who has sued the company over problems at the Asheville plant sai ...

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

February 18, 2015, No comments

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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    Raleigh Report: Blizzard of numbers hits NC legislature
    February 16, 2015, No comments

    As of Monday morning, there is no word yet if the legislative session and the next round of state budget discussions will be delayed due to inclement weather. Still, the deluge of numbers seen in Raleigh last week is expected to continue, p ...

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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 in a new chief for the Asheville Police Department.

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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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    Appropriations committees launch state budget talks
    February 9, 2015, Comments Off

    As committees begin working on the state spending plan, WNC legislators file bills, debate redistricting and we see a former state representative from Asheville elected to head the North Carolina Democratic Party.