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September 22, 2017

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Organic Growers Can Get Cost Assistance

Organic growers in North Carolina can apply for partial reimbursement of the cost of becoming certified or for recertification through a program offered by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Growers who are certified or recertified between Oct. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, can app...
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Autopsy Reveals Toddler Died of Blunt Force Trauma

The autopsy of a toddler found unresponsive in January suggests he died of blunt force trauma to the head, but also suffered other injuries. The Wake Forest Medical Report said the toddler had contusions to his scalp, cheeks, and lip as well as abrasions behind right ear, under the nose and neck. Sevent...
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TOURISTS EXTEND PARTNERSHIP WITH ROCKIES THROUGH 2018

The Colorado Rockies and the Asheville Tourists announced earlier today that the two organizations have extended their partnership with a new Player Development Contract that will run through 2018. The Tourists have been affiliated with the Rockies since 1994; the first season Colorado had a full allotm...
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Franklin Man gets 11 years in Ponzi scheme

U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced today the former operator of two companies located in Franklin, N.C. to 135 months in prison on federal securities fraud and money laundering charges, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina.  Barry Carlton...
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Gospel Singer Dies in Double Suicide

Steve French, former baritone singer for the gospel group The Kingdom heirs, has passed away in what early evidence appears to be a double suicide in West Virginia. Police in Fayette County have tentatively identified the two people who jumped from the New River Gorge Bridge last week as Lindsey Hudson,...
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NEW LIFE JACKET LOANER STATION AVAILABLE IN JACKSON COUNTY

On July 1st, community members gathered at East Laporte River Access Park to witness a dedication for the new Life Jacket Loaner Station.  The station was revealed just in time for the busy holiday weekend and is one of five stations that will be placed at water access points throughout the county.  Eas...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Federal Charges Against 16 Individuals For Fraudulent Receipt Of Travel Reimbursement Benefits From U.S. Department Of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Attorney Jill Westmoreland Rose announced today that in the month of June the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Asheville has filed federal charges against 16 individuals that defrauded the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) by submitting fraudulent travel vouchers for reimbursement. Kim Lampkins...
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