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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina
Tourism industry sees increase
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:10 -0700
RALEIGH — Carteret County’s tourism industry grew last year at the largest rate in two decades, according to data from the N.C. Commerce Department’s Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.
ENC sees increase in visitor spending
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:21:06 -0700
Carolyn Hyatt and Lynne Barnes, of Greenville, enjoy shopping for the day in Swansboro at Through the Looking Glass on Monday.
Tourism revenue continues to grow in Randolph County
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:26:10 -0700
ASHEBORO — Tourism spending and hotel revenue charted new, higher ground in 2013 in Randolph County, said Tammy O’Kelley, county Tourism Development Authority (TDA) director.
Many Buncombe County students share textbooks
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:40:58 -0700
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Many Buncombe County students will be sharing textbooks this year. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported ( http://avlne.ws/1mIvX8O ) that many other students will be using textbooks that are more than 10 years old.
Book looks at history of ‘Firefighting in Buncombe County’
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:38:50 -0700
Firefighting has played a big role in Brian Lawrence’s life. His father was a firefighter and he grew up around the firehouse outside Decatur, Illinois. His fascination with firefighting followed him through his teen years, through college and into his current role as an engineer with the Asheville Fire Department. Lawrence’s keen interest in history complements […]
Latest mosquito virus may be as close as your backyard
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:20:41 -0700
The latest mosquito-carried virus, Chikungunya, has infected one person in Buncombe County.
State tourism spending reaches new record
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:44:19 -0700
North Carolina reports tourism spending reaches a new record.
Preview: Buncombe commissioners meet Tuesday, Aug. 5
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:54:03 -0700
A month after contentiously approving the 2015 budget, the Buncombe Board of Commissioners’ Tuesday, Aug. 5, meeting is shaping up to resemble nothing if not a game of Monopoly. Most of the new business before the board concerns various ins-and-outs of real estate. First, commissioners will be considering three rezoning requests. Two of these are […]
Journey to the 21st century: Two-room school transforms to major regional university
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:47:27 -0700
The little school that was the forerunner of Western Carolina University was called Cullowhee Academy. Its location is marked by a stone memorial, erected in 1934, that sits in a garden area between the university’s steam plant and Breese Gymnasium.
Region gets another big brewery
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 07:09:48 -0700
A brewery and distribution center for the New Belgium Brewing company is coming to the region.