Garrison Keillor told stories and sang songs to an enthusiastic crowd at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium March 10th. "An Evening With Garrison Keillor" was presented by WCQS and Innovations Arts Entertainment. WCQS treated VIP ticket holders to a pre-show reception, at which Mr. Keillor charmed guests, spoke with darn near everyone in the room and graciously posed for lots of pictures. We thought you'd enjoy seeing a few snaps that were shared with WCQS.
St. Patrick's Day is coming and Tony is in a celebratory mood. Also high on Tony's agenda, the first Asheville Amadeus Festival. If your hungry, the Food Truck Showdown is scheduled to take place Saturday 3/14 in the parking lot adjacent to the Masonic Temple. The music scene welcomes a couple of long time rockers, Eddie Money plays the U.S. Cellular Center and Styx performs at Harrah's Cherokee Casino.
Bills that rework district boundaries and representation on two large North Carolina local governments are heading to the House after their final OKs by the Senate.
Senators voted Thursday for the two measures filed by Republicans that change the structure of the Wake County board of commissioners and Greensboro city council. There was no floor debate Thursday compared to intense discussion Wednesday, when the bills passed initially on party-line votes.
A bill has been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly that if approved would ask voters to amend the State Constitution. Buncombe County Democrat, Representative Brian Turner of the 116th District says his bill would require a voter referendum for any changes to local government districts imposed by the General Assembly. Representative Turner spoke with David Hurand
North Carolina Republican senators have also entered into affairs of local governments without being asked to do so, this time in Wake County and Greensboro.
America's largest electric company is settling a lawsuit that claimed shareholders lost millions of dollars when Duke Energy surprised investors by ousting its CEO hours after completing a long-anticipated buyout of its smaller neighbor.
Charlotte-based Duke Energy said Tuesday that it is settling for $146 million and that its insurers would cover most of the cost, with shareholders instead of customers paying the rest. The company set aside $26 million for the amount not covered by insurance.
The General Assembly is one vote away from finalizing a bill giving a state panel more leeway directing how air pollution from future fracking operations in North Carolina is restricted.
The Senate gave tentative approval Thursday to a House bill that in part would no longer require the Environmental Management Commission to create air-toxic rules for the natural gas drilling if it determines federal or state regulations are adequate.
It looks like legislation adjusting North Carolina's gasoline tax is heading to negotiations, but it's unclear when a House bill giving expanded tools to Governor Pat McCrory to recruit companies gets heard in the Senate.
Senators formally rejected Monday night the House version of a tax measure that would lower the gas tax immediately, but not as much as current law mandates this summer. The Senate passed different gas tax changes last month. Final agreement is important soon because the bill also contains income tax law changes for April 15 filers.