The next Moth StorySLAM happens Thursday, October 15 at The Mothlight at Mr. Fred's in West Asheville. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8 at 3 pm. The Moth StorySLAMs are monthly storytelling competitions where the stage is open to any and all with a story to tell on the evening's theme. This month's theme is 'Home'.

With periods of very heavy rainfall expected to produce flash flooding across the region over the next few days, we wanted to pass along some emergency preparedness information from the Asheville-Mountain Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Tony Kiss
Asheville Citizen-Times

A wet and wild weekend is in our forecast.  Tony says it may prove to be a good idea to check and see if the event you are interested is still on!  On the other hand, there are some new movies at area theaters.  High on Tony's list,  The Martian,, starring Matt Damon.

Asheville Citizen-Times

U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner's decision to resign his seat in Congress may open the door to additional clout for 11th Congressional District Representative Mark Meadows and 10th District Representative Patrick McHenry.  That's the opinion of Political Scientist Bill Sabo.   Professor Sabo spoke with David Hurand.

On the next Friday@ 2 we welcome Muses’ Delight to our studios to perform music from the 17th and 18th centuries. We’ll hear violinist Geesa Kordes, viola da gambist Gail Ann Schroeder, and harpsichordist Barbara Weiss joined by soprano Margaret Carpenter in music from the Baroque period and before - performed live in our studios.

Join us for Muses’ Delight on the next Friday @2.

Legislature Adjourns

Sep 30, 2015

The General Assembly has officially completed this year's work session after more than eight months on the job.  House Speaker Tim Moore and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest gaveled down the session shortly after 4 a.m. once legislators finalized a large "technical corrections" bill.

Asheville Citizen-Times

*Updated 5:00 AM Wednesday*


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An attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center says the announced settlement represents another back room deal between the nations' largest utility and the State of North Carolina. The $7 million settlement reached today (9/29) reduces a fine of $25.1 million dollars and resolves all ground-water contamination issues at the closed Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington as well as 13 other active and closed power  plants.  D.J. Gerken is a Senior Attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center.  He spoke with David Hurand.

A bill related to sex education that the House passed last week is expected to be back on the House floor Tuesday afternoon with a slew of provisions designed to pre-empt local ordinances on everything from minimum wage to AirBnB-type rentals to requiring businesses to serve same-sex couples.

Cities, towns and counties would lose the authority to pass certain types of ordinances and policies under legislation added in the final days of the General Assembly session. The changes - which were not part of any other bill this legislative session - were added to an unrelated bill about professional counselors late Monday night.