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November 14, 2019

NC Ski Slopes Impact State’s Economy

Across North Carolina, skiers and snowboarders are dusting off their gear for another season on the state’s slopes. While skiers hope for a big dump of snow in the coming weeks, the money they spend is providing a dump of cash into the economy. Last year the total economic impact of the state...
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Yoga Helps NC Detention Facility Breathe Easier

A dozen or more people sitting on mats and practicing deep breathing exercises is not what you’d expect to see at a detention facility, but it’s happening in at least one in North Carolina – with positive results. The Buncombe County Detention Facility has embarked on a pilot program t...
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Good news about charitable and nonprofit donations

For the first time in three years, the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office had some good news about charitable and nonprofit donations on Tuesday. The just released 2014-2015 North Carolina Secretary of State Charitable Solicitation Licensing Division Annual Report states that charities and nonpr...
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Canton Man Arrested in Shooting

Haywood County Sheriff’s officers responded to a shots fired call at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 at 56 Turnpike Road near Canton. Deputies on scene found a 39-year-old man who had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. The man was transported to Mission Hospital for treatment. Arrested at the scene witho...
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Entegra to purchase Wayneville’s Oldtown Bank

Entegra Financial Corp., the parent holding company of Entegra Bank, and Oldtown Bank have a definitive agreement where Entegra will purchase Oldtown in an all cash transaction valued at about $13.5 million. Oldtown currently operates one branch in Waynesville and will add about $113 million in assets,...
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Drone Safety This Holiday Season

This holiday season, one of the most popular gifts might actually fly off the shelves. Whether they’re called quadcopters, radio controlled planes, or any of the high tech brand names, drones are expected to be big sellers this year, with some estimating as many as 700,000 will make their way into Ameri...
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Heavy Travel Expected This Holiday; Low Gas Prices

Travel experts believe nearly 47 million Americans will be traveling for Thanksgiving making this the busiest holiday season in 7 years. According to Gas Buddy, the national average is at $2.07 — $0.75 cheaper than this time last year. In North Carolina, there’s an average of $2.04 a gallon....
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NC Tourism Economy Could Dry Up with Climate Change

North Carolina’s tourism industry generated $20 billion last year alone, and a new report predicts natural disasters, largely brought on by extreme weather, would threaten that revenue. The report, States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card, gives the state a grade of “B+...
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