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4:44 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Short Session NC General Assembly Set to Begin

The Short Session of the North Carolina General Assembly gets underway Wednesday in Raleigh.  The session is used to tweek the state budget.  Carolina Public Press Capital Bureau reporter Kirk Ross told David Hurand the short session may live up to its name. 

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Business
11:01 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Protesters Greet Circus in Asheville

Asheville Voice for Animals wants City Council to ban circuses that feature exotic animals.  Ringling Bros. closed its’ recent run in Asheville Sunday.  Those attending performances at the civic center walked past protesters critical of the circus and its treatment of elephants. Asheville Voice for Animals says Ringling Bros. uses cruel and abusive training methods and should not be allowed to stage its productions in the city.  A spokes-woman for the protesters says her members are planning to meet with Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer next week to urge her to support the ban. 

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Arts and Culture
11:44 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

It's a sell out!  LEAF dominates the local music scene this weekend but there's  lots more going on around Western North Carolina.  The Asheville Symphony takes the stage, there's magic in the air, lots of theater offerings, and several new movies.  Tony has it all.

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Arts and Culture
6:00 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Francine Prose novel blends fact, fiction

Credit Brassai / Cleveland Museum of Art

Author Francine prose has written seven nonfiction books, three short story collections, and 17 novels. But she says her most recent book, Lovers at the Chameleon Club Paris 1932, was one of the most difficult stories she's ever written.

“The book really began when I saw a photograph by the great Hungarian French photographer Brassai," Prose said. "It was a picture of two women in a bar. I had seen this photo before-- it’s an iconic photo, but I had never known anything about it.”

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Food and Drink
2:27 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Taste Treat: New Tupelo Honey Cookbook

Tupelo Honey cookbook

The popular Asheville based restaurant Tupelo Honey recently announced it will open new restaurants in Raleigh and Atlanta.  The restaurant also has published its' second cookbook.  David Hurand spoke with the authors of Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors From the Blue Ridge Mountains, Elizabeth Sims and Executive Chef Brain Sonoskus about the restaurants second cookbook and the growing popularity of Asheville as a destination for tourists looking for a memorable meal.

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Politics
6:55 am
Mon May 5, 2014

A look at the May 6 primary

There are 17 people running for office in tomorrow's primary for Buncombe County. But since this is a midterm election, Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorff says turnout at the polls tomorrow is likely to be low.

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Arts and Culture
11:48 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss

The Biltmore Estate has announced  its' summer concert series  lineup and Tony Kiss has the details.   On the big screen, Spider Man is back. 

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Station News
10:16 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Real America: Guns in America

Real America: Guns in America airs Saturday at three and Sunday at six.

Real America: Guns in America will air Saturday at three and Sunday at six. This special explores America’s gun culture through snapshots of how different communities deal with violence by taking a look at three very different stories around gun control.

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Economy
6:55 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

New Brewery Breaks Ground In River Arts District

More than free beer was responsible for the festive atmosphere at the official ground breaking of The New Belgium brewery in Asheville’s River Arts District.  Yesterday’s celebration marked the beginning of construction on a long abandoned site….David Hurand was there for  the ceremonial event...

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Environment
12:40 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

WNC storm watch: flash flooding biggest concern

Flooding displaced about 25 residents in Woodfin after Monday night's heavy rain.
Credit John Wareham / Red Cross

Jeffrey Taylor is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. He says parts of Western North Carolina saw anywhere from a few tenths of an inch to about 2 1/2 inches after overnight rain, and the agency expects 2-3 more inches before the storm passes.

Because of heavy rainfall, Taylor says the biggest problem this storm could cause is flash flooding across the area.

Some 25 people were already displaced from their homes due to flooding of Beaverdam Creek in Woodfin.

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