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News Stories for Friday Jan. 19, 2007.


Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Asheville’s downtown music scene seems to always be changing, with hot places opening and other spots fading away. Two of the more recent venues are all ...

Keydets outscore Eagles
Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
RADFORD - Reid Augst scored 15 points and Vincent James had 13 as UNC-Asheville took a 23-point first half lead over Rad ford and held off a late rally. ...

Weekend hot picks: Head east
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Asheville singer-songwriter Chris Jamison plays Friday night to open a weekend of hot music at The Root Bar, 1410 Tunnel Road (Interstate 40 east from ...

UNC Asheville 77, Radford 67
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
Reid Augst scored 15 points and Vincent James had 13 as UNC Asheville took a 23-point first half lead over Radford and held off a late rally to win, 77-67, ...

Jarman wins No. 150 - Fayetteville NC,USA
UNC-Asheville 77, Radford 67 — In Radford, Va., Reid Augst led three UNC-Asheville
players in double figures with a career-high 15 points as the Bulldogs ...

NC reports fewer workplace fatalities in '06
Milwaukee Business Journal - Milwaukee,WI,USA
The Asheville district with its 19 counties had three work fatalities. "I'm not saying that 62 is acceptable," Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry said in a ...

Meet the Lunch Lady
Grist Magazine - Seattle,WA,USA
I met her for a cup of coffee in Asheville, NC, where she was promoting her new book Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children . ...

Winthrop 61, NC-Asheville 42
Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington,NC,USA
ROCK HILL, SC | Taj McCullough scored 12 points to lead Winthrop to a 61-42 win over North Carolina-Asheville
on Monday night. ...

Tar Heels look to bounce back
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — The anticipated showdown for first place nixed by surprising road losses last weekend, North Carolina at Clemson tonight still has plenty of ACC ...

NC reports fewer workplace fatalities in '06
Triad Business Journal - Greensboro,NC,USA
The rate of workplace fatalities continued to decline in North Carolina in 2006, according to data released Wednesday by the state Department of Labor. ...

Authorities ID body found in St. Clair County
WAFF - Huntsville,AL,USA
ASHVILLE, Ala. St. Clair County authorities have identified a man whose body was found January third in a wooded area along US 78 in Riverside. ...

No place like home
Excalibur Online - Toronto,Canada
I'm sure that the usual first impression is one of tractors and narrow minds, but Ashville, North Carolina is actually a refreshing surprise. ...

Boaz explodes for 30 points in fourth period
Sand Mountain Reporter - Albertville,AL,USA
The Boaz Lady Pirates outscored Ashville 30-9 in the fourth quarter to post a 71-52 victory Tuesday night in their final Class 4A, Area 11 game of the ...


News Stories for Thursday Jan. 18, 2007.


Learn how to be a food entrepreneur
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - Blue Ridge Food Ventures is holding two information sessions this month for entrepreneurs interested in starting a food business. ...

Franklin clinic will benefit area veterans
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Officials at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Asheville this week started developing a timeline for the project, the first of three new clinics ...

Greenies dominate North Buncombe
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Twenty four hours after picking up a crucial Mountain Athletic Conference win over Asheville High, the Black Hawks burned out midway through a 86-62 loss ...

Neighborhood Housing Services faces the homeownership crisis
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
Asheville is currently in the midst of an affordable housing crisis and the crisis is most pronounced for the low- and moderate-income people that we serve. ...

It's back to baseball full-time for former all-star
Hickory Daily Record - Hickory,NC,USA
"And here (Asheville) is an opportunity to try it and it's close to home. There's just something about being on that field." ...

Citizens: Drugs and prostitutes taking over town
ASHEVILLE, NC- Before city council, residents made a plea. It was a plea they say for years now has fallen on deaf ears. "Drugs are a problem affecting the ...

High Point Falls to UNCA, 72-69
HPU Panthers - High Point,NC,USA
By April Goode - Wednesday, January 17, 2007, Asheville, NC. The High Point University women’s basketball team fell to Big South rival UNC Asheville, ...

GE buying owner of local manufacturing plant
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA

ASHEVILLE – The Smiths Aerospace manufacturing plant in south Asheville would become part of General Electric under a deal announced earlier this week. ...

Gov. Easley's waterfront lot more than doubles in value
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
Gov. Mike Easley's waterfront lot in coastal North Carolina has more than doubled in value since he purchased it two years ago in what critics labeled a sweetheart deal.

GE to acquire area aviation parts plant
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
ASHEVILLE -- The Smiths Aerospace manufacturing plant in South Asheville would become part of General Electric as part of a deal announced earlier this week.

UNCA edges High Point in final seconds
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA

-- Last year, both regular-season games between High Point and UNC Asheville were decided by 3-pointers at the final horn. Wednesday's game fell just short of that kind of drama.

Two injured in Wednesday night shootings
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
ASHEVILLE - Two unrelated shootings within 30 minutes of each other left two people injured Wednesday night, Asheville Police Lt. Sean Pound said.

Driver charged with fleeing campus police while drunk
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
Campus police at UNC Asheville said a drunken driver they arrested this morning led them on a chase along W.T. Weaver Boulevard.

Charter school to hold information sessions
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
ASHEVILLE - Evergreen Community Charter School will hold information sessions from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 30 for kindergarten through second grade and from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 for third through eighth grade.

'Half-animal' woman found in Cambodian jungle may be long-missing girl
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC, USA
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - A woman who disappeared in the jungles of northeastern Cambodia as a child has apparently been found after living in the wild for 19 years, police said today.

News Stories for Wednesday Jan. 17, 2007.


Winthrop 61, North Carolina-Asheville 42 - Raleigh, NC, USA
ROCK HILL, SC — Taj McCullough scored 12 points to lead Winthrop to a 61-42 win over North Carolina-Asheville on Monday night. ...

Finding the right career, environment is key for workers with ADHD
Asheville Citizen Times - NC, USA
'I've got ADD," Daniel told me, when he called to talk about his career. "I need help, but I've got ADD," he repeated. He must have told me 10 times. He's not the only one. There was Janice and Jane and Mark and others.

Police blotter: Driver arrested on cocaine charges
Asheville Citizen Times - NC, USA
ASHEVILLE - Police arrested two men Tuesday on charges of possessing cocaine with intent to sell.

Downtown social issues reviewed
Asheville Citizen Times - NC, USA
ASHEVILLE -- In a special meeting this morning, the Asheville Downtown Commission will review the status and relevancy of the Downtown Social Issues Task Force recommendations, the city says.

Shooting The Breeze
Asheville Citizen Times - NC, USA
Stating the obvious, it's nice to see a Major League Baseball player with local ties like former UNC Asheville star Ty Wigginton agree to a $2.7 million deal with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Cliffs project expands
Asheville Citizen Times - NC, USA
SWANNANOA -- The head of The Cliffs Communities on Tuesday formally announced that he is moving ahead with an upscale residential development and said its area will nearly double, mostly by taking in more land in Fairview.

Caldwell tries to land Google
Asheville Citizen Times - NC, USA
LENOIR -- Proposed tax breaks to lure a Google Inc. computer hub to the foothills of North Carolina are mounting as the search engine company considers where to locate a $600 million operation.

Two jailed after armed robbery
Asheville, NC -
Two women have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery Sunday. Robbers threatened a man with a handgun but didn't get away with any cash, Buncombe County sheriff's deputies said in warrants.

Wedding announcements
Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland,TN,USA
After a wedding trip to Asheville, NC, the newlywed couple is now in residence in Cleveland. David and Margaret Rose of Cleveland announce the engagement of ...

Women’s Basketball to Face Asheville
HPU Panthers - High Point, NC, USA
High Point, NC - High Point will continue it’s Big South road swing when the women’s basketball team travels to UNC Asheville on Wednesday, Jan. ...

NCTYP’s Latest Production Promises to Be Full of Wonder …And, Oh ...
UNCG University News - Greensboro, NC, USA
“Jack and the Wonder Beans,” the latest production from the North Carolina Theatre for Young People at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, ...

State OKs disputed transfer from Catawba, Yadkin rivers
Tryon Daily Bulletin - Tryon, NC, USA
North Carolina approved this week a plan to let Concord and Kannapolis take water from the Catawba and Yadkin rivers, which are outside their water basin, ...

Go west, then up
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
The Charlotte firm is developing Asheville's highest elevation gated community: 215 single-family houses and 90 townhomes on the south face of 3950-foot ...


News Stories for Tuesday Jan. 16, 2007.

Eagles Playing Well While Injured Star Martin Recovers
International News Service - Sydney,Australia
Those three could have their hands full tonight against an Asheville team that can put more size on the floor than any team in the Big South, ...

Chamber development department shuffles staff
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE- Alice Briggs has been named director of business development in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce’s economic development department. ...

Media artists invited to compete for funding
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE – The Media Arts Project announces a call for proposals for the Daniel DeLaVergne Media Arts Advantage Fund’s second cycle. ...

Sock monkey army seeks new recruits
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
John Murphy and Ian Dennis of Stupid Creatures Toy Co. in Asheville are hosting a stuffed toy show this spring, and they’re looking for people to create and ...

Ridgecrest turns 100 this year
Raleigh Biblical Recorder - Raleigh,NC,USA
ASHEVILLE - Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, Ridgecrest Conference Center is celebrating a century of ministry this year. ...

Mumpower deserves backing for tough stance on drugs
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
It is a fact that Asheville City Councilman Carl Mumpower has taken on hard drugs and their dealers almost single-handedly, save for a few concerned ...

Hundreds hit the streets
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
“It has nothing to do with color,” said 68-year-old Asheville resident Jessie Coleman. “It has to do with people caring about each other.” ...

City to take up zoning issues
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLEThe Asheville City Council today will take up two thorny zoning issues, including one that has dominated talk over whether the city has been too ...

Future of Little League program up in the air
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Dilapidated ballfields and little community support could doom baseball and softball programs for about 350 players, officials with one of ...

Black Hawks, Cougars meet in key MAC game
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE The Asheville High girls don't need even a cursory glance at the Mountain Athletic Conference standings to know the importance of tonight's game ...

Winthrop 61, NC-Asheville 42
Protrade - San Mateo,CA,USA
ROCK HILL, SC (AP) -Taj McCullough scored 12 points to lead Winthrop to a 61-42 win over North Carolina-Asheville on Monday night. ...

Mickelson to Design Mountain Golf Course in Western North Carolina - Raleigh,NC,USA
Jim Pitts, president of Asheville-based Legasus Properties, said Mickelson represents the image developers hope to project at RiverRock. ...

Alexander develops mid-range communities
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
Description of your organization: Prudential Lifestyle Realty was founded in 2001 and quickly established itself as a market leader in the Asheville area. ...

UNCA offering teacher training
Hendersonville Times News - Hendersonville,NC,USA
ASHEVILLE -- Registration is open for Effective Teacher Training, a course for those teaching and substituting in North Carolina public school systems. ...

News Stories for Monday Jan. 15, 2007.

Bread crumbs lead NC police to vandals - USA
ASHEVILLE, NC, Jan. 11 Hansel and Gretel they weren't, but a pair of North Carolina men were busted at the end of their trail of cake crumbs. ...

Panthers Surge Past Asheville, 90-64
HPU Panthers - High Point,NC,USA
Led by 29 points from Arizona Reid, High Point overcame an extremely hot start by UNC Asheville and blitzed the Bulldogs for a 90-64 Big South Conference ...

Global warming is a problem we’d best address before it becomes a ...
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
While the US has not ratified the Kyoto Protocol, which would set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Asheville has decided to agree to the terms of ...

King’s dream lives on
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
I’ll add we must talk about the new Asheville, the new Candler and the new Enka Hills. The next day the dreamer was assassinated while standing on the

Community Briefs
Hendersonville Times News - Hendersonville,NC,USA
ASHEVILLE -- Registration is open for the Graduate Record Examinations test prep classes offered by UNC Asheville's Extension and Distance Education Office. ...

Events today honoring King
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
In Asheville, an annual Peace Walk will begin at noon today. Marchers will walk from St. James AME Church to Martin Luther King Park for music and speeches. ...

The Renegade Lunch Lady visits Asheville
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
... copies of her new book “Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children” at 7 pm Saturday at Malaprop’s Bookstore/Café, 55 Haywood St., Asheville. ...

High Point Opens Home Stand Saturday versus Asheville
HPU Panthers - High Point,NC,USA
The High Point Panthers open up a two-game home stand on Saturday at 7 pm versus Big South in-state rival UNC Asheville at the Millis Athletic Center. ...

UNC Asheville offers public school teachers’ course
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE – Registration is open for UNC Asheville’s Effective Teacher Training course, which is designed for those teaching and substituting in NC public ...

10 youths honored by King Association
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Some local youths are keeping alive the ideals of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly 40 years after the civil rights leader was slain. ...

These bikers are Christian role models
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Call them the Not-So-Wild Ones. The members of Legends, an Asheville-based motorcycle club formed last summer, hope to make a positive impact on ...

Asheville police chief elevates officers
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
... the city’s school resource officers. • Mike Hensley, an Asheville officer since 1991, is promoted to sergeant and assigned to patrol in the West District.

New airport cab service draws praise
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE- New ground transportation arrangements that give taxicab companies a bigger role at Asheville Regional Airport appear to be working well, ...

Rowe's news - Hackensack,NJ,USA
Kenny George, a redshirt sophomore at UNC Asheville, is the tallest player in college basketball and one of the tallest ever. He stands 7-7 and weighs 365 ...

Cram lifts local arts scene
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — The arts in Asheville might not be what they are without John Cram. Owner of a well-regarded gallery devoted to Southeastern artists (Blue ...

Asheville council puts off St. Dunstan's historic district
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — The creation of a new city historic district in the St. Dunstan’s neighborhood has stalled again, this time over concerns about affordable ...

Prep swimmers set records
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Transitioning from home school to public school has been easier than Asheville High junior Dylan Wolhart envisioned. ...

High Point 90, UNC Asheville 64
Winston-Salem Journal (subscription) - Winston-Salem,NC,USA
HIGH POINT, NC - Arizona Reid had his seventh double-double of the season with 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead High Point past UNC Asheville 90-64 on ...

You can’t go home again, at these prices
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
I grew up in Asheville during the ’60s. My father’s job took us to High Point in 1972 while I was a junior at Reynolds High School. ...

Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast honors King’s dream
Asheville Citizen-Times - NC,USA
ASHEVILLE — Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of equality and acceptance has a special meaning to Corinne Hines, a member of a bi-racial family. ...