North Carolina’s alcohol laws are slowly changing to allow greater freedom for the state’s growing number of brewers, distillers and bar owners. However, despite the progress, local industry advocates say many key concerns remain untouched by recent reforms.
Poetry has long been an action-packed artistic genre in Western North Carolina. Here, it’s not merely written but spoken, slammed and taken into schools (thanks to Poetry Alive! — which celebrates its 30th anniversary with an event at The White Horse on Aug. 15 — and LEAF in Schools & Streets, among other initiatives). In […]
Three months after the coal ash spill that dumped 70 miles worth of toxic sludge into Dan River, Duke Energy is still dealing with the backlash and trying to figure out the best way to move forward. According to a story published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Thursday, May 1, WNC pastors signed and delivered a letter […]
At Moogfest’s first big panel discussion on April 23, state and local leaders discussed the role of technology and innovation in cultivating economic development. Mike Adams, CEO of Moog Music, said the goal of the panel was to “get people thinking about economic development” in ways that are outside of the box. “It doesn’t have […]
Veteran national journalist and commentator Bill Moyers examines state politics in a new documentary, “North Carolina: Battleground State.”
State, local and company officials met today, Nov. 14, to break ground on GE Aviation’s new 170,000-square-foot Asheville facility, being built next to an existing GE Aviation machining plant in South Asheville.
Gov. Pat McCrory spoke to the Council of Independent Business Owners this afternoon, asserting he was “stepping on some toes” to lower taxes and make the state run more like a business.
Neither politics nor changes to state health regulations influenced either the timing of the recent survey of FemCare or the loss of the Asheville abortion clinic’s medical license, according to statements from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
About 20 people rallied July 26 in downtown Asheville to urge Gov. Pat McCrory to keep a campaign promise he made not to sign any new abortion restrictions into law.
A report released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a D.C.-based nonprofit government watchdog group, names North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory as one of the “Worst Governors in America.” He is joined by 17 other governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
This afternoon, Gov. Pat McCrory released a statement saying he will sign the most recent abortion bill approved by the House.
In response to the state budget proposal, the North Carolina Student Power Union finds it necessary to remind Gov. Pat McCrory, state budget director James “Art” Pope, and the members of the state Legislature of the purpose of our state government: to serve all the people of North Carolina. Massive budget cuts to education and […]
Newly elected N.C. Republican Governor Pat McCrory delivered his inaugural address Jan. 12 in Raleigh.
Newly sworn in North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory will make his first stop on the job in Asheville today, Jan. 7.
Lt. Governor Walter Dalton told Asheville business leaders Aug. 10 that he would bring a more “balanced approach” to the governor’s desk then his Republican opponent, Pat McCrory.
It was another busy week in local politics: Mark Meadows won the 11th District GOP runoff election, gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory and Jeb Bush stumped in Asheville, and much more.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory huddled with Jeb Bush and other supporters at the DoubleTree hotel in the Biltmore Village area July 19 as protestors rallied outside to demand that McCrory release his tax returns.
Republican candidate for N.C. Governor Pat McCrory and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are speaking July 19 in Asheville at a 10 a.m. brunch hosted by the Women for McCrory coalition.
Speaking in Asheville, June 15, Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory told the Council of Independent Business Owners that he wants to cut regulations and taxes to help spur economic development in North Carolina.
The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of North Carolina presented themselves and their platforms to a roomful of reporters and editors from around the state on July 18 during the N.C. Press Association’s summer convention. Afterward the two answered questions, touching on various issues. Pat McCrory: The Charlotte mayor said that state government is […]