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13th Amendment to the US Constitution
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June 16, 2014, Comments Off

North Carolina’s copy of the 13th Amendment was at Vance Birthplace in Weaverville on June 12 during a statewide tour to celebrate “Juneteenth,” the date many African Americans observe as the day in 1865 that the last of the enslaved learned they were free.

Current Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore and challenger Todd Williams appear at a recent debate held in Asheville.

VIDEO: Buncombe County district attorney candidates debate

April 16, 2014, Comments Off

Two candidates vying to become Buncombe County's next district attorney recently discussed issues ranging from funding to the Asheville Police Departm ...

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Study: Cultural heritage tourism brings $2.4B to WNC

November 19, 2013, Comments Off

What's the impact of the region's cultural heritage on WNC's economy? Last week, on its 10th anniversary, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area announ ...

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Firefighters continuing to battle Linville Gorge fire

November 14, 2013, Comments Off

Wednesday night, officials said more than 40 firefighters are battling the now 100-acre fire, which is under investigation. More are expected to arriv ...

  • (Left to right) Don Guge, Holly Jones and Brownie Newman answered voter questions during a candidates forum held Oct. 1, 2012 at Pack Memorial Library. The three are candidates for two seats on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners representing the Asheville area, also known as District 1. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press
    VIDEO: Guge, Jones, Newman debate Buncombe County’s future
    October 8, 2012, Comments Off

    Three candidates for two seats representing the Asheville area on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners answered voter questions during a recent candidates forum. Inside: The complete forum in a video produced by Carolina Public Press.

  • Candidates for the Buncombe County Board of Education discuss the issues at a forum held by the League of Women Voters for Asheville and Buncombe County on Sept. 24. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    VIDEO: Buncombe school board candidates debate budget, admin
    October 2, 2012, Comments Off

    Nine of 10 candidates for Buncombe County School Board debated issues ranging from the board's oversight of system administrators to the development of the budget at a debate held Sept. 24 at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. ...

  • Seen at a candidates forum held Sept. 24, David Gantt, center, and J.B. Howard, right, are campaigning to become the next chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Matt Rose/Carolina Public Press
    VIDEO: Buncombe commissioner chair candidates square off
    October 1, 2012, Comments Off

    Each campaigning to be Buncombe County's next chairman of the Board of Commissioners, David Gantt, a Democrat, and J.B. Howard, a Republican, debated their views of the area's economy, education, small business and more during a Sept. 24 fo ...