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NC Seed Board to meet Friday

NC Seed Board to meet Friday

N.C. Seed Board to meet Friday in Raleigh WHO/WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Members of the N.C. Seed Board will meet to discuss how to proceed with a recent cotton seed complaint and other administrative items. 10 a.m., Friday, July 19 Hall of Fame Room, Agriculture Building 2 W. Edenton St., Raleigh The N.C. Seed […]

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

Ellen Frost indicted, accused of using taxpayer funds for personal equestrian activities at TIEC

ASHEVILLE – An 11-count federal indictment against former Buncombe County Commissioner Ellen Frost was lodged today that she conspired with corrupt manager Wanda Greene to use more than $575,000 of public funds on personal equestrian activities. The 64-year-old  woman was implicated in Greene’s  use of taxpayer funds for sponsorships and advertisements at Tryon International Equestrian […]

Cellist Judith Glixon Returns to WNC for Tour Supporting Climate Action 

Cellist Judith Glixon Returns to WNC for Tour Supporting Climate Action 

Judith Glixon, a former Asheville resident who was once the principal cellist with the Asheville Symphony and the Brevard Chamber Orchestra, is returning to WNC to perform One Cello, One Planet, a series of solo cello concerts highlighting the urgency of climate change. Proceeds will support the work of the Creation Care Alliance of WNC, […]

Senate panel advances controversial bid to allow dumping of toxic electronics in landfills

Senate panel advances controversial bid to allow dumping of toxic electronics in landfills

Electronic equipment contains toxic chemicals, including : lead, mercury, beryllium and cadmium, which can leak into the landfills.  That sleek flat panel TV with the ultra high-definition screen — or the anvil of an ancient model that can still muster a picture — are safe when hanging on your living room wall. But crush them […]

Musings: Out and About

Musings: Out and About

Time with loved ones is so precious. The Fourth of July celebrations brought relatives and friends together – lots of smiles, fireworks, and food of course.  Being back in the South that means deviled eggs, sweet tea, barbecue, Carolina hash, coleslaw, flyswatters, good coffee, porch swing family updates, slammed screen doors and entertaining kids – […]

What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list

What makes a good citizen? Voting, paying taxes, following the law top list

BY JOHN GRAMLICH Last year’s Fourth of July Parade in San Gabriel, California. (Xinhua/Zhao Hanrong via Getty Images) In a Pew Research Center survey in early 2018, around three-quarters of Americans (74%) said voting in elections was very important to what it means to be a good citizen, and around seven-in-ten said the same about paying taxes (71%) […]

Columbus Road Closure 4th of July

Columbus Road Closure 4th of July

Columbus—Please be aware of road closures for the Fabulous 4th Festival on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Mills Street will be closed from Walker St. to Peak St. from 5:00 AM until 12 Midnight on July 4th. See attached map for traffic detour routes, and please be cautious while driving as town will be crowded with […]

Lawmakers bring forth another bad budget for kids

Lawmakers bring forth another bad budget for kids

By Rob Thompson Progressive Voices House and Senate leaders released their compromise budget proposal Tuesday. With a few exceptions, the proposal fails to include important funding and policy changes, including Medicaid expansion, that are sorely needed to help children and families thrive in North Carolina. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’re most concerned about: […]

Summer Fun in Rutherfordton!

Summer Fun in Rutherfordton!

Are you looking for fun activities for yourselves or for your kids this summer? Ready for a sensational staycation? Here’s your guide to summer fun, activities, and adventures in Town! Activities, Camps, and Programs for Kids:   Kidsenses & The Factory Summer Camps For ages 10 and up, check out The Factory Camps at the […]

ALCOHOL SALES NOW LEGAL AT PUBLIC COLLEGIATE STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND ARENAS

ALCOHOL SALES NOW LEGAL AT PUBLIC COLLEGIATE STADIUMS, ATHLETIC FACILITIES, AND ARENAS

RALEIGH — Alcohol sales at stadiums and athletic fields of public colleges and universities were made possible when Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 389 into law. However, the final approval for alcohol sales at collegiate sports venues rests with the boards of trustees. The NC Senate passed House Bill 389 by a […]

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