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5:13 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Election 2014: A Look at the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners' Race

Early voting started Thursday. Oct. 23 and runs through Saturday, Nov. 1. 

This off-year election marks the second election since the Republican Party dominated North Carolina General Assembly expanded the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners from five at large seats to six commissioners representing three districts.  The Chair continues to be elected at large.  David Hurand spoke  with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about what's at stake...

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Arts and Culture
8:27 am
Fri October 17, 2014

This Weekend in WNC: Friday, Oct. 17

This week, Tony’s out of town, so WCQS Morning Edition host Greta Johnsen sat down with Asheville Citizen-Times entertainment reporter Carol Motsinger about her picks for weekend fun.

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Politics
7:01 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Election 2014: Henderson County Sheriff and His "Posse"

David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about the race for Henderson County Sheriff, where incumbent Republican Charlie McDonald and his challenger Democrat Marty Ktax have differing opinions about the creation of an emergency "posse."

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Politics
6:55 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Election 2014: Moffitt v. Turner in House District 116

The district has been a relatively safe seat for Republicans but some think the outcome could be closer this November.  David Hurand spoke with Mt. Xpress reporter Jake Frankel about the race between incumbent Republican Tim Moffitt and Democrat Brian Turner.

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Station News
6:00 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Thank you! Listeners Reach the Goal for Brother Wolf Challenge

Update! - 9:45 a.m 10/15/14. Listeners met the goal for the Brother Wolf Challenge! Brother Wolf will now receive $10,000 in life-saving veterinary services from Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery for animals in need! Thank you!

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Environment
6:13 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Strong Cold Front Brings Stormy Weather

A very strong low pressure system has brought stormy weather to Western North Carolina.  For the first time in quite some time the National Weather Service responded to the low pressure system by issuing a tornado watch, and we stress watch, for much of the region.  A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for a possible tornado.  A Warning is confirmation of an actual tornado.

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Station News
12:05 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Thanks For Supporting the Arts For Life Challenge!

Your gift to WCQS today will be matched to benefit Arts for Life.
Credit Arts For Life

Update! - WCQS listeners met the Arts for Life Challenge this afternoon. Our thanks to everyone who contributed. Every gift during this challenge will be matched in art supplies for the programs at Arts For Life. This challenge will help Arts For Life continue its good work well into the new year.

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Politics
2:56 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Election 2014: David v. Hipps in NC Senate District 50

David Hurand spoke with Asheville Citizen-Times reporter Jon Ostendorff about what may turn out to be a much closer race than anticipated in state senate district 50, ehich includes the seven far-west counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Macon, Swain, and Jackson counties.

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Station News
5:47 am
Mon October 13, 2014

With an Eye to the Future WCQS Sells Ownership of 73 Broadway

The Board of Directors of WCQS, the region’s public radio station, has sold its ownership in the office condominium building it occupies at 73 Broadway to Tuckers Town LLC. The announcement was made today by President and CEO Jody Evans.

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Arts and Culture
5:27 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Tony Kiss Weekend Update

Tony Kiss
Credit Asheville Citizen-Times

Thirteen breweries will be featured at October Fest on Coxe Avenue in downtown Asheville.  A major motion picture with two big stars has opened.  The Judge stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall and My Old Lady with Kevin Cline and Maggie Smith is still available.  David LaMotte has a book release party planned at White Horse Black Mt. and there's plenty of quality live theater to choose from.  Tony Kiss takes a look at some of the things happening in Western North Carolina.

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