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Analysis: New medical center to bring millions to NC county

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A $400 million medical center currently under construction is expected to inject millions of dollars of new income and tax revenue into a North Carolina county. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce said Wednesday that an economic analysis

HICKORY DAILY RECORD - 2017-09-21 09:02:27

Air quality forecast for Thursday, Sept. 21: Moderate (YELLOW)

Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, is a code yellow air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville and Buncombe County. Unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor activities. Click on the map below for an updated, detailed forecast. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, i

MOUNTAIN XPRESS - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

New curriculum has Jones Elementary students excited about reading, writing

The Wit and Wisdom program at Jones Elementary School focuses on four areas -- sea, space, immigration and artists. (Photo credit: WLOS staff) One Asheville school is using a new curriculum to get students excited about reading and writing. The Wit and Wisdom program at Jones Elementary School focus

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:43:33

SPLC, MountainTrue challenge Duke Energy for withholding info

The Southern Environmental Law Center, alongside other environmental agencies, announced Wednesday they've given notice of their intent to sue Duke Energy for not disclosing dam safety information the company was required to disclose in April. "The Southern Environmental Law Center sent notices on

BLUERIDGENOW.COM - 2017-09-21 03:11:10

Captain Planet motivates students to eat more veggies

The students of Emma Elementary School got their hands dirty with Captain Planet during a gardening event to inspire healthy food alternatives for children. Students picked tomatoes, lettuce and made salad dressing on Wednesday morning to celebrate the opening of the Project Learning Garden at their

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-20 21:17:14

Rams stun West Henderson in volleyball

Skyland - The Roberson Rams got some payback for a loss to powerful West Henderson in August with a resounding 3-1 win over the Falcons Wednesday night at Roberson High School. The win puts Roberson in first place in the Western Mountain 3A. They are now 10-1 while West Henderson falls to 9-2. The R

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-20 23:51:37

Top local stories we are following today

Here are the top stories we are following for you today. We are waiting to get more information from officials after the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office responded to a Candler home for an investigation Wednesday night. Click here for more on this story. The Amber Alert for Cali Marie Cochran is no

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 07:12:05

Domhnall Gleeson wants big screen reunion with Margot Robbie

Domhnall Gleeson wants to work with Margot Robbie again. The two actors have worked together on two movies - 'About Time' and 'Goodbye Christopher Robin' - and are set to star alongside each other in the upcoming 'Peter Rabbit' film, and Gleeson hopes their working relationship "continues over the y

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-21 12:00:00

Missing 3-month-old found safe; parents in custody

An Amber Alert ended after less than a day when Heather Cochran, 31, Rex Cochran Jr., 39, and 3-month-old Cali were found in the basement of a home in Fletcher.(N.C. Dept. of Public Safety) An Amber Alert was canceled Wednesday night after investigators found a missing Haywood County baby and her pa

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-20 22:56:33

Arrest made in assault with a deadly weapon incident in Candler

Dennis Bradley Trantham, 72, of Candler, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. (Photo credit: VineLink) A Candler man has been charged with assault after police responded to a report of a gunshot wound on Luther Road Wednesday night. While enroute, deputies we

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 09:31:32

Candler home cordoned off with crime tape

Buncombe County detectives and a forensics unit had a home on Luther Road surrounded with crime tape around 11:30 P.M. Wednesday. (Photo Credit: WLOS photographer) Deputies in Buncombe County respond to a home in Candler for some sort of investigation. Detectives and a forensics unit had a home on L

WLOS.COM - 2017-09-21 05:11:49

Molly Rose Reed steps up on stage

Molly Rose Reed grew up in Atlanta in a musical family practically designed for nurturing a future performer. Her father was a classically trained musician, her mother sang blues, and her grandfather was a minister. As a child she always sang, whether at family gatherings, in church, or imitating mu

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 19:20:03

Top songwriter Anthony Mossburg at White Horse

Three years after first picking up a guitar in college, Anthony Mossburg leaped from the stability of a full-time job to the vagaries of a life in music, the one thing that made him feel most alive. Now he's released four albums of original music in as many years and won numerous award and accolades

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:40:01

With Appalatin, Appalachian moods meet Latin grooves

Mountain music finds a ready audience in Western North Carolina. But in the case of Appalatin, the mountains in question could be the Andes or the Appalachians - or many points between. The innovative six-member group has reimagined Appalachian music, creating a vibrant bi-continental Americana soun

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 17:53:09

Baby found safe in Fletcher; Amber Alert canceled

FLETCHER - An Amber Alert issued early Wednesday was that evening as a missing infant was located and two people accused of her alleged abduction were found. Heather Cochran and Rex Douglas Cochran Jr. were taken into custody at 5:25 p.m. on the 400 block of Coffee Lane in Fletcher, according to the

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-21 02:44:42

Black Mountain couple finds their happy place ... and yours

Deena Wade and Larry Deal started out with a simple plan - find a scenic, quiet place to live. Deal, who owns New Earth Shelters on Cherry Street, would build a custom, energy-efficient timber frame home to suit their needs. What the Black Mountain residents found, just over the mountain in Old Fort

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:00:09

Answer Man: Four-story town homes on the South Slope? Putting on makeup while driving legal?

Readers want to know what a building going up on the South Slope will be, and whether it's legal to apply makeup while driving. Wochit Today's batch of burning questions, my smart-aleck answers and the real deal: Question: What is the building going up on Short Coxe Avenue on the South Slope? It lo

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 16:34:47

Sept. 20-26 in the Swannnanoa Valley

Project Linus is a group of sewers and non-sewers who enjoy making quilts and other items for children and adults at Mission Hospital and in the community. It focuses on children's quilts, which are given out by the regional Project Linus group to children in crisis in the local area. Project Linus

BLACKMOUNTAINNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 08:53:09

Officials: 5-year-old boy killed in four-wheeler accident

Add digital to current active Sunday - Friday print subscription MARSHALL, N.C. (AP) - Emergency personnel in North Carolina have identified a Tennessee boy who died after a four-wheeler accident. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports Chief Emerson Franklin of the Laurel Fire Department in Madison Co

MORGANTON NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-18 18:38:08

Portrait of the Past: Pack Square demolition, rebuilding, 1978

On Sept. 30, 1970, American Enka, International Salt Co. and Organon Inc. merged to form Akzona Inc., with plans to establish its headquarters in the Northwestern Bank building (later the BB&T and soon to be the Vandre Hotel). American Enka, a Dutch company, had begun production at its rayon plant o

CITIZEN TIMES - 2017-09-19 12:29:09