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News in Buncombe County, North Carolina
People of Van Buren County | Stuarts settled on 160 acres north of town
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:12:40 -0700
Benjamin Othed Stuart was born Dec. 15, 1829, in Buncombe County, North Carolina, and he married Marinda Avalin Godfrey in Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia, June 16, 1861.
Downed trees, lines leave thousands without power
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 03:22:44 -0700
A line of strong storms that blew through Western North Carolina overnight Sunday and early Monday morning left thousands of power outages in its wake. Pictures: Downed power line creates neighborhood mess The storms damaged trees and power lines across the area, including on Haywood Road in Asheville, A transformer was still down on the ground early Monday morning, broken by a large tree that ...
Tornado watch is in effect for Charlotte, area
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:54:27 -0700
The tornado watch is in effect for 1 a.m., covering Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Rowan, Iredell, Alexander, Catawba, Caldwell, Watauga, Burke, McDowell, Rutherford, Lincoln, Gaston and Cleveland counties in the Charlotte region.
Why we have state-maintained roads
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:50:01 -0700
Editor’s note: The second part of a Focus piece on roads in Randolph County continues today, examining the history of state-maintained roads and the down and dirty on county roads.
State has more than 5,100 substandard bridges
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:24:04 -0700
CHARLOTTE -- Despite North Carolina investing nearly $500 million in state and federal funds to replace and repair bridges last year, more than 5,100 of the state's bridges still remain substandard.
Christensen: NC voters reflect demographic shift
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:51:52 -0700
Nearly half of North Carolina voters in the last election were born somewhere else, a fact that is particularly evident in fast growing metropolitan areas such as the Triangle. Click to Continue »
Vigilante or vindicator? One man's bid to root out voter fraud
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 06:43:59 -0700
To Jay DeLancy, North Carolina is fraught with voter fraud and the state is doing nothing about it.
Ladson man arrested in North Carolina on felony bigamy charge
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:50:26 -0700
A Ladson man has been arrested in North Carolina on a felony bigamy charge. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that a warrant at the Buncombe County magistrate's office says 32-year-old Michael Dean Duncan of Ladson was charged Monday.
Mosquito-borne virus reported in Buncombe County
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:10:48 -0700
CHARLOTTE — A third case of a mosquito-borne virus that can sicken victims for weeks has been confirmed in North Carolina. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Monday that a Buncombe County resident has contracted chikungunya.
Movie filming starts soon in downtown Asheville
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:43:26 -0700
Excitement is building in western North Carolina as Asheville prepares to turn its downtown into a movie set.