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Economy
10:39 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Local West Asheville Business Owner Featured on Marketplace

Jennythreads owner Jen Swearington was featured recently on Marketplace.

Last year Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal asked listeners to share what their economy feels like on a personal level. Local business owner Jen Swearington of Jennythreads in West Asheville responded. She was featured on the program recently. You can listen to the audio featured below.

After the program aired Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Caitlin Byrd interviewed Swearington about her response and the experience.  

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Arts and Culture
9:02 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times
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Station News
2:49 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Thanks for a Great Year: Your support will power WCQS in 2015

Thank you to everyone who supported WCQS in 2014! Our year end campaign was a great success, exceeding the $75,000 goal. Year-end contributions help WCQS stay on track as we begin the New Year. Listener support powers the radio you will rely on and enjoy in 2015.

You will hear our thanks every day.

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Environment
3:59 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Haywood County Resident May Foot the Bill for Landfill Cleanup

Haywood  County Commissioners are facing a costly decision, how to clean up a closed landfill. Smoky Mt. News reporter told David  Hurand, Commissioners  have few options.

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Health and Wellness
11:09 am
Wed December 31, 2014

State Parks Offering "First Day Hikes" for New Year

First Day Hike at South Mountains State Park
NC State Parks and Recreation

People with a little bit of adventure in them can start the new year off with a hike.  The North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation is organizing free group hikes tomorrow called "First Day Hikes."  Spokesman Charlie Peek says he went on the first one four years ago and people really seemed to enjoy it.

Charlie Peek: "You get a reconnection with nature.  You get a little bit of fresh air and exercise.  And also, perhaps just as importantly, you get to kind of decompress after the holidays, and kind of reset a little bit for the new year."

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Politics
9:29 am
Wed December 31, 2014

2014 Political Stories Top End of Year List

As 2014 comes to a close,  Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel offers his take on some of  the top regional stories of  the year.  He spoke  with David Hurand

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Station News
9:57 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Charitable IRA Distribution Deadline Extended

As you may have heard, the President recently signed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 into law.  Among its provisions, the law extends the Charitable IRA Rollover for 2014.  This means that individuals age 70 ½ or older are authorized to make tax-free distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) of up to $100,000 to qualified charitable organizations.  While these Qualified Charitable Distributions are not tax deductible, they do offer substantial advantages.

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Station News
10:22 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Ring in the New Year with WCQS

Happy Holidays from WCQS! Special holiday programming will continue this week through New Year's Day. Enjoy!

A special thanks to our holiday program sponsors:

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Economy
7:46 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Skiing in WNC!?

The calendar indicates that winter arrived about a week ago but temperatures remain in the rather mild.  That's not necessarily good  news for the growing interest in winter sports in Western North Carolina.  David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel  about the expanding financial commitment on the part of various ski areas in Western North Carolina.

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Arts and Culture
7:41 am
Sat December 27, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

The post Christmas weekend has arrived and with New Year's Eve on the horizon there is plenty to do in the region.  Tony Kiss takes a look at many of the new films that have arrived at area theaters, the music scene, and live theater. Check it out.

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