Internal communication records released following a request from the on line investigative reporting service Carolina Public Press reveal the McCrory Administration went to great lengths to orchestrate publicity surrounding the temporary closure of an Asheville abortion clinic last summer. David Hurand spoke with Carolina Public Press reporter and frequent WCQS contributor Jon Elliston,
It's early in the campaign season for a seat in the North Carolina General Assembly but the race to represent House District 116 is off to a rather unusual start. Democratic Party challenger Brian Turner has filed a formal complaint with the State Board of Elections against incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt. Turner alleges Rep. Moffitt offered to help him find a job if he would drop out of the race. Moffitt denies the allegation. David Hurand has more...
The celebration of St. Patrick's Day influences the entertainment scene Friday through Monday. Celtic music is on the bill at White Horse Black Mt., Jack of the Wood, and the Fiddlers of Madison County are on stage in Marshall. Saturday night The Asheville Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The featured performer is an Israeli pianist. The Russ Wilson Jazz Band pays tribute to Benny Goodman Sunday night at Isis and there are several new movies in the area, including the Japanese film, Like Father Like Son and the Chilean film, Gloria.
State Representative Susan Fisher says she is not a candidate to fill out the Senate term of the late Martin Nesbitt. Senator Nesbitt died last week at the age of 67. His unexpected death is an enormous loss for his party and the region's clout in the North Carolina General Assembly. David Hurand has more on the search to fill the 49th District Senate seat.
On this date in 1993 Western North Carolina was hit by a winter storm that dumped two feet of snow on the mountains. The storm was blamed for a dozen deaths, caused more than $75 million in damage and left more than 100,000 customers without power. Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Ed Brotak today's blast of winter weather is significantly different than the winter storm of March 12th, 1993.
Friends, family members, and state and local lawmakers gathered yesterday to remember the life and work of Senator Martin Luther Nesbitt, Jr. About 1,000 people attended the public funeral at Biltmore Baptist Church in Arden to remember the man who represented Buncombe County for decades. Senator Dan Blue called Nesbitt a true mountain man who placed people over politics, citing his 20032 clean smokestacks act as a great legislative achievement. Former Lieutenant Governor Dennis Wicker also delivered a eulogy, calling Nesbitt a champion of those without a voice. Pastor Bruce Frank led the g
Listen this Friday at 2pm when members of Pan Harmonia bring us music for winds and guitar. Flutist Kate Steinbeck, bassoonist Rosalind Buda and guitarist Amy Brusch will perform live in our studios and bring us music by Tom Febonio, Frederick Holm and others...an unexpected dreamscape...ethereal, transcendent, and grooving...
That's Friday @2, members of Pan Harmonia with Music for Winds and Guitar. Dick Kowal will be your host.
The North Carolina State Lab has confirmed the cause of an illness that swept through an Asheville elementary school. Health officials at Buncombe County Health and Human Services received the confirmation Tuesday. Disease Control Lead Nurse Sue Ellen Morrison spoke with David Hurand about what's being done to control the outbreak of Norovirus.
Listen this week for two broadcasts of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra's February 8th concert. You can hear the concert,Tuesday morning at 10 when Dick Kowal will be your host, and again Thursday evening at 8 when Chip Kaufmann hosts.
On the concert program is Tchaikovsky's Suite from Swan Lake Ballet and Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto with soloist Elena Urioste. Also featured is Muertes del angel by Osvaldo Golijov and Pavanne pour une infante defunte by Maurice Ravel.
Senator Martin Nesbitt's funeral is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m at Biltmore Baptist Church. The longtime Mountain lawmaker died last week. According to a party spokesman the Buncombe County Democrat was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. David Hurand has more on his career in the North Carolina General Assembly..