Charles Lewis says somewhat facetiously that his love of investigative journalism is in his DNA. While in high school he started writing satirical pieces and asking tough questions of those in authority. After more than forty years as a journalist he is still excited about his job and dedicated to the task of probing for the truth. The former ABC News and 60 Minutes producer and founder of the Center for Public Integrity will speak Thursday (5/14) evening at the Crest Center in Asheville. The event is sponsored by the on-line investigativ
The Asheville City Council is scheduled to vote on buying body cameras for the police department.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the City Council is set to vote on the purchase of 60 cameras that could be worn on various parts of the body, including the head or shoulder. The vote is scheduled during a regular Tuesday council meeting.
Abortion-rights advocates have returned to the Executive Mansion to urge North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to block a bill that would extend the waiting period for the procedure from 24 hours to 72 hours.
Representatives of Planned Parenthood and other groups held a news conference Monday across from the governor's home. The measure approved by the House and now in the Senate also requires doctors to give regulators more details about certain abortions performed.
Last year Manna FoodBank distributed 15 million pounds of food to those in need across Western North
Carolina. Officials with Manna say they also turned away over half a million pounds of food that it could have distributed to the hungry in 16 counties. Manna recently launched a Capital Campaign it hopes will enable it to expand its services to meet the growing demand for food. David Hurand spoke with the Co-Chairs of the campaign, multi-talented artist David Holt and former Manna Board member Brad Searson about the campaign and hunger in Western North Carolina.
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP wants the state to answer to what it says is a low number of voter registration applications the state has received from public assistance agencies in the last three years.
Chapter leaders and the Forward Together Moral Movement say they plan to visit the Department of Administration on Monday to submit a public records request regarding the records.
Tune in Saturday at 3 and Sunday at 6 for a Mother's Day edition from The Moth Radio Hour.
Molly Ringwald finds herself in the principal's office with her daughter, a young man navigates life with his single mom, a boy who loves Barbies is terrified at the thought of playing tackle football, and a daughter contemplates how to face her mother’s death with grace. Hosted by the Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Asheville Property owners may soon pay more in property taxes. City officials are working on a new fiscal year budget that calls for a property tax hike. Members of the Council of Independent Business Owners (CIBO) were briefed on development of the budget by Barbara Whitehorn, Chief Financial Officer and Mayor Esther Manheimer. City officials say the General Assembly is to blame for the proposed property tax increase. Following the morning meeting the Mayor spoke with David Hurand .
The sold out Lake Eden Arts Festival, LEAF takes place this weekend in Black Mountain. Downtown Marshall plays host to Mama Mia! The street festival features music, arts, and hands on workshops, noon to four May 9th. The Whole Bloomin Thing Spring Frestival features locally grown plants, art, food, and music May 9th from 10-5 pm.