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News: Jan. 12, 2007

Drug, gun charges for Asheville man
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - Police arrested a man Thursday for allegedly maintaining a drug house and possessing cocaine with the intent to sell it. ...

Man involved in kayak accident dies
Hendersonville Times News - Hendersonville,NC,USA
Paul Jackson McKinney, 34, died at Care Partners Hospice and Palliative Care from injuries he sustained, according to Asheville Area Alternative Funeral and ...

Mumpower’s zeal is laudable, but clouds the bigger picture
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
It’s also not possible to find fault with Mumpower’s efforts to draw attention to the drug problem in Asheville. Like virtually every other city in America, ...

Asheville becomes a top wedding destination
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
More and more, Asheville is becoming a destination for the matrimonially minded, a fact inescapable to those who will pass the Civic Center on Saturday. ...

Café Azalea to open this month
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - Café Azalea is set to bloom in the middle of this month. Culinary couple Judd Lohof and Mackensy Lunsford are behind the new venture in East ...

Great outdoors: Ice skating continues at Civic Center
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Check out the venue at the Asheville Civic Center, which offers public skating on the weekends through Feb. 4. Each session is 90 minutes and costs $5, ...

Catching up with the Avett Brothers
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Avett said the band feels at home in Asheville. That’s because the town’s funky mix of downtown freaks and conservative country folk mirrors the band’s ...

Eco-friendly: Manufacturers take environmentally conscious ...
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - South Cone is one of the eco-conscious furniture lines carried at Four Corners home in the Grove Arcade. "Asheville's a market where people are ...

Get out of your box alternative calendar
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
“Yoga to make a difference” charity benefit for Little Pearls from 5:30 to 8 pm Sunday at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave., Suite 3A, Asheville. ...

Man gets prison on stolen property charge
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE – An Asheville man will spend more than 11 years in prison following his conviction this week of possession of stolen property. ...

Wetherbee, Davis to exchange vows
The Thomasville Times - Thomasville,AL,USA
... the grandson of Mrs. Byron Gardner George of Sarasota, Fla. and the late Mr. George and the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Pleasant Davis of Asheville, NC ...

Bread crumbs lead NC police to vandals
United Press International - USA
The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times reports Zachary Hughes, 24, and Shawn, Bubacz, 34, were arrested for allegedly breaking the glass door of the police ...

NC mental health and substance abuse services failing, consultant ...
Yes! Weekly - Greensboro,NC,USA
Martin Nesbitt, a Democrat from Asheville who co-chairs the committee with Rep. Verla Insko, said legislators have received reports of local detention ...

Record-breaking warmth recorded for US in 2006
The Money Times - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
In their preliminary forecast released in mid-December, scientists at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC, a branch of the National Oceanic ...
 
 

News: Jan. 11, 2007

Bele Chere returning to just one ticketed music event this year
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE –This summer’s 29th annual Bele Chere street festival will feature just one ticketed music event, down from two last year, and an offer is ...

Outdoor briefs
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
The walk will start in the parking lot of the Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Highway. The walk will be on sidewalks through historic Hyman Heights. ...

Donation to UNCA celebrates local arts
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Local supporters of the arts have donated a ceramic mural by sculptor Joy Brown to UNC Asheville and loaned the university a Mason & Hamlin ...

10 families homeless after apartment fire
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE – A fire displaced 10 families and killed one family’s cat at a West Asheville apartment building, authorities said. ...

Towering questions
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - In a part of our state where jagged peaks are taken for granted, a mountain of a man inspires curiosity and wonder. ...

Tallest player in college basketball still has a lot to reach for
San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA
ASHEVILLE, NC - In a part of North Carolina where jagged peaks are taken for granted, a mountain of a man inspires curiosity and wonder. ...

2006 warmest year on record
Earthtimes.org
ASHEVILLE, NC -- Jan. 10 Last year was the warmest in the continental United States in 112 years, prompting climate experts to express concern about climatic ...

Biltmore Lake resident wants to take fight to federal court
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE -- The city has pulled plans to annex three areas, including a high-end Candler subdivision, though the move appears to be a delay rather than a halt.

Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone name
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Apple Inc.'s much-ballyhooed iPhone was unveiled this week after 30 months and millions of dollars in top-secret development. But the sleek new iPod-cellular phone combination could wind up costing the company a lot more.

Councilman Carl Mumpower's drug observation log
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA

ASHEVILLE - Carl Mumpower has taken to parking near drug hot spots at night and taking notes, in what some city officials criticize as overstepping his role as a city councilman. He says he's trying to encourage more police activity against drug dealers.

Ex-UNCA professor doubts feasibility of Iraq plan
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Elmoiz Abunura, a former UNC Asheville professor and a political and economic consultant in the Middle East, doubts that President Bush's new strategy for Iraq will work. It will also be tough to get the American public to buy into it.

Iraq veteran: Troop surge not the answer
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Murphy resident Mike Himsey spent seven months in Iraq and survived a roadside bomb attack that left shrapnel in his neck and ruined the hearing in his left ear.

Disbarred N.C. judge to resign next week, attorney says
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
A district court judge who continued to earn his six-digit salary after losing his law license has decided to resign, the judge's attorney said.

Cisco sues Apple over use of iPhone name
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA

Apple Inc.'s much-ballyhooed iPhone was unveiled this week after 30 months and millions of dollars in top-secret development. But the sleek new iPod-cellular phone combination could wind up costing the company a lot more.

Man charged with stealing 91 lighters from store
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
A man stole 91 Zippo lighters valued at $4,000 from a convenience store, Buncombe County sheriff's detectives said.

Drug arrests include man accused of wielding onion
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
In addition to a charge of possessing cocaine, a city resident faces a misdemeanor assault charge after another man reported being hit on the head with a large onion.

 
 

News: Jan. 10, 2007

Hogan: City tops drug arrests
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Police released an array of statistics on drug arrests and seizures Tuesday that Chief Bill Hogan said show the city as a state leader in ...

Winter slams WNC
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Patches of ice left over from a winter storm will make driving treacherous on secondary roads this morning, forecasters and police cautioned ...

Dining review: Zambra offers exotic ambience
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - Not long after I moved to Asheville in 1999, I heard buzz about a new tapas restaurant opening called Zambra. The chef/owner at the time, ...

Icy patches coast western NC roads
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
ASHEVILLE, NC - Driving will be treacherous in portions of western North Carolint this morning after a winter storm dumped at least 5 inches of snow on the ...

Police blotter: Robbery tried at three businesses
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Asheville – A man suspected of attempting to rob three separate Asheville businesses Tuesday ended up in jail the same day. Timothy Craig Johnson, 38, ...

Recital and Dinner Jan. 9 Celebrated Donations to the University ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA
ASHEVILLE, NC, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The donation by June Lamb, of Asheville, of a ceramic mural created by renowned sculptor Joy Brown, and the loan of a ...

NiteLites of Asheville, Lighting Franchise Shows Public the Value ...
PR.com (press release) - Levittown,NY,USA
Asheville, NC, January 09, 2007 --(PR.COM)-- NiteLites of Asheville, the Landscape Lighting Professionals, will be on hand at the Home Remodeling Expo ...

Snow expected in NC mountains
News 14 Charlotte - Charlotte,NC,USA
ASHEVILLE, NC -- Forecasters issued a heavy snow warning Tuesday for the high mountains of North Carolina as a storm moved in from Tennessee. ...

7:35 am | Snow warning for NC mountains
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
Forecasters say 1 to 2 inches could accumulate in Asheville, Burnsville, Spruce Pine and Waynesville. The most persistent snow is expected this afternoon, ...

Coastal Carolina 68, UNC Asheville 60
The Times and Democrat - Orangeburg,SC,USA
ASHEVILLE, NC - Moses Sonko scored 17 points to help Coastal Carolina hold off UNC Asheville 68-60 on Monday night. Joseph Harris added a double-double with ...
 
 

News: Jan. 9, 2007

Police blotter: Arrest for pawning stolen watch
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
The resident of Asheville's Patton Avenue was charged Monday with possessing stolen goods and obtaining property by fraud. -Thomas James Steele, 53, ...

Coastal Carolina 68, UNC Asheville 60
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) - Tuscaloosa,AL,USA
Sean Smith lead UNC Asheville (5-11, 1-1 BSC) with 14 points. Vincent James added 11 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs, while KJ Garland scored 10 ...

Asheville resevoir still safe
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Recent days of rain have pushed up water levels at Asheville's North Fork resevoir higher than they should be, but there is still no danger of downstream ...

Asheville couple arrested for having sex at the beach
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - A local couple’s extracurricular activities at the beach have landed them in hot water, according to an incident report from the Myrtle Beach ...

UNCA men fall off late
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — An inability to score down the stretch cost UNC Asheville a chance at a Big South Conference win Monday night. ...

Local NASCAR men remember Hamilton as ‘down-to-earth guy’
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — They started racing Busch Grand National cars at the same time in 1989, drove Winston Cup cars in the same era and teamed up to win at Daytona ...

It's time to get a shot of realism when it comes to our place in the evolving story of globalization.
WNC troops ready for Iraq if Bush calls
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
The military has no plans yet to tap N.C. National Guard units from Western North Carolina as President Bush pushes to add troops in Iraq.
Disbarred N.C. judge still drawing six-digit salary
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
A former district court judge is still drawing his six-digit salary from the state payroll, even though he no longer has a law license and can't hear cases.
The last remaining building of a school built more than 100 years ago for freed slaves has been destroyed by fire, ending the hopes of a local musician who wanted to renovate the site.
Councilman Carl Mumpower's drug observation log
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
ASHEVILLE -- Carl Mumpower has taken to parking near drug hot spots at night and taking notes, in what some city officials criticize as overstepping his role as a city councilman. He says he's trying to encourage more police activity against drug dealers.
Shooting suspect surrenders
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
HENDERSONVILLE -- A man suspected in a shooting early Sunday morning has turned himself in.
BRYSON CITY - Investigators today charged a Swain County man with the 2005 murder of a 67-year-old retired prison guard, Sheriff Curtis Cochran said.
Briefs
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE -- Erwin junior point guard Devian Humes has been suspended indefinitely from the team, according to boys coach Van Allen.
Jurich will move quickly to replace Petrino
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said Monday that he expects to move quickly to replace coach Bobby Petrino, who left the program Sunday to become coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
Meyer finds motivation in OSU-colored seats
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Florida coach Urban Meyer always tries to find new ways to motivate his team. He may have found a big one when he walked into University of Phoenix Stadium for the first time Friday.
ASHEVILLE -- They started racing Busch Grand National cars at the same time in 1989, drove Winston Cup cars in the same era and teamed up to win at Daytona in their first truck race.
UNCA women beat 1st ACC foe
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
WINSTON-SALEM -- The UNC Asheville women's basketball team accomplished a first with a 58-53 win over Wake Forest Monday at Joel Coliseum.


 
 

News: Jan. 8, 2007

Biltmore Estate Grows by Building Brand
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore,MD,USA
"They started with an asset and then the question became what do they need to do with it," said J. Myrick Howard, president of Preservation North Carolina. ...

Busted meth labs drop by 40 percent in 2006
News 14 Charlotte - Charlotte,NC,USA
RALEIGH -- The number of methamphetamine labs found by North Carolina law officers dropped 40 percent between 2005 and 2006, thanks largely to a law ...

Shuler Staff Says Taylor's Team Thwarting Smooth Handoff
WVLT - Knoxville,TN,USA
Asheville, NC (AP) -- As Congress convenes Thursday, new North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler says he's having trouble making the transition of power ...

January... a month's worth of garden events
News & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
20 at 1 pm, NC Arboretum, Asheville. (828) 665-2492 or www.ncarboretum.org. For Complete Gardener Series classes with Al Cooke, Chatham County Agriculture ...

Number of meth labs found in NC last year down 40 percent from '05
Winston-Salem Journal (subscription) - Winston-Salem,NC,USA
Turner credits the cold-medicine law for much of the reduction in his rural county near Asheville, but he said that trafficking and mobile-lab operations ...

Coastal has tall task ahead
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
Slowly, George has been working his way back from multiple knee surgeries for UNC-Asheville. Today, even when the 7-foot-6 center might not play more than a ...

The Report Card
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
A: To the Asheville City Council and Buncombe County Commissioners for passing spay-neuter ordinances that are helping to reduce the number of healthy ...

Developer unhappy with rules
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — A developer for the Cliffs gated communities and a proposed Elk Mountain subdivision says city zoning rules discourage the best types of ...

N.C. bar files charges against Duke D.A.
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
The North Carolina bar filed ethics charges Thursday against the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case, accusing him of saying misleading and inflammatory things to the media about the athletes under suspicion.

Police blotter: Vehicle with gift cards broken into
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
BILTMORE FOREST - Police arrested a man Thursday who they said broke into a vehicle Dec. 20 to steal $5,000 worth of Ingles gift cards.

Authorities still seeking woman's attacker
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE -- The Buncombe County Sheriff's Department continues to look for the man who attacked a woman in Weaverville in what they believe was an attempted sexual assault.

Boone bus system to switch to biodiesel
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
BOONE -- The 13 public buses in Boone will soon be running on biodiesel fuel after students at Appalachian State University led an initiative calling for the use of cleaner fuel.

Enthusiasm for wine, dinner-to-go still growing
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - If the past is prologue, expect local enthusiasm for wine to continue growing in 2007, according to Kevin Westmoreland, co-owner of Biltmore Village eatery the Corner Kitchen.

UPDATED WITH VICTIM'S PHOTO: Investigators on scene of fatal Franklin fire
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
FRANKLIN - Investigators today are searching for the cause of a fatal fire at a Macon County inn, said Franklin Fire Chief Pete Haithcock.

Alcohol may have caused deadly wreck in gorge
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
NANTAHALA -- Two cousins are dead after their car smashed head-on into a tractor-trailer Thursday evening in the Nantahala Gorge.

DA charged with ethics violations in Duke case
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
RALEIGH -- Ethics charges filed against the prosecutor at the center of the Duke lacrosse sexual assault case might constitute a conflict of interest that forces him off the case, legal experts said.

Will Hall of Fame take McGwire?
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE -- Bonds was booed and Palmeiro punished. But the first tangible verdict on steroids in baseball will be revealed Tuesday when the Hall of Fame selections are announced.

Park's bear exile keeps elk alive
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
CATALOOCHEE VALLEY -- It wasn't exactly the tourism image Haywood County wanted to promote.

A hero's -- or goat's -- farewell to the city's former traffic engineer
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
One of my favorite people in town to harass is leaving, so I figured I better get in one last pop.

Dairy farms dwindle as owners sell land
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
MILLS RIVER -- The Johnston brothers can see the writing on the wall. They know the day is coming when they'll give in to the constant temptation from developers waving big money for their land.

Man dies after Fla. police user Taser to subdue him
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
A 45-year-old Tennessee man died after police used a Taser to subdue him while trying to apply leg restraints in the back of a patrol car.

Parkway section closes today
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ROANOKE, Va. -- A 15-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Roanoke today begins closing on weekdays to allow maintenance.

Pa. man gets letter postmarked 1954
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
A western Pennsylvania man is trying to solve a mystery that recently landed in his mailbox: a letter mailed more than 50 years ago and addressed to a Frederick Zane Yost.

Police blotter: Arrest on drug charges at motel
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
City police this morning arrested a man at Econo Lodge, 190 Tunnel Road, on a charge of possessing crack cocaine.

Emergency department reopens after flooding
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Mission Hospitals reopened the emergency department on its St. Joseph's campus this morning.

Councilman Carl Mumpower's drug observation log
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - Carl Mumpower has taken to parking near drug hot spots at night and taking notes, in what some city officials criticize as overstepping his role as a city councilman. He says he's trying to encourage more police activity against drug dealers.

Some flooding expected on French Broad
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Water washed over a few roads in Henderson County after Sunday's deluge, but there were no reports of major flooding around the region, the National Weather Service said.

City wants input on watershed studies
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
The City of Asheville is hosting information and input sessions to discuss work contracted by the city for stormwater engineering analysis of the Dingle Creek and Upper Ross Creek watersheds.