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    507 Pinchot Drive, Asheville, NC

    This comfortable home, once owned by author Sidney Powell, is completely open on the main level with a master retreat, cook’s kitchen, and magnificent porch. The lower lever has a family room, bonus room, and an outdoor stone fireplace. Home Details: APPROX. HSQ. FT: 4,869 BED/BATH: 4/4 APPROX. ACREAGE: 0.650 HALF BATH: 1 Meet the Agent: Ali Thomas Source Article

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    Booking a place to stay on your summer vacation? You have more options than ever.

    Home rental websites and apps such as Airbnb and VRBO have replaced resort town brochures. (Getty Images) Erica Hagen, a D.C. resident, swears by Airbnb. “With the kids, it’s a lot better than a hotel; I’ve become a convert,” she says of the website and app that allows users to rent rooms or entire homes in thousands of places. But last summer, while searching online for a beach house for a family vacation, she somehow found her way to Vacation Rental By Owner. “I probably looked at Airbnb first, but there was very little left by spring. I’d heard of VRBO, and there were more options there.” She wound up…

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    ‘The Headliners’ part 2: Plug-In NC Summit, Startup Grind Triad & more events across NC

    Keeping track with our initiative to spotlight North Carolina startup and tech events, WRAL TechWire’s weekly “Headliners” column is now divided into two parts—inside and outside the Triangle. Following is a list of May meetups, conferences, workshops, socials and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Piedmont Triad, and other areas throughout North Carolina. To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle, check out this post. Another post previews hot events coming up in June, accompanied by a preview of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit at the Charlotte Convention Center. Recurring monthly meetups are also featured in a separate post. These columns are an extension of our interactive…

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    NC Supreme Court Heads West

    North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Mark Martin North Carolina’s Supreme Court justices are taking their work on the road this week as the court inches closer to its 200th anniversary. Chief Justice Mark Martin and the six other justices scheduled oral arguments in pending cases in Morganton on Monday, followed by Hendersonville on Tuesday and Asheville on Wednesday. State law usually allows the Supreme Court to meet in only three cities – Raleigh, Edenton and Morganton. But the legislature passed a law allowing them to meet anywhere this year through the end of 2020. The Supreme Court was created in its current form in 1819. The court system already has…

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    153 Mills Place, Asheville, NC

    Homes like this one are why people love living in Asheville! It’s truly a gem in all aspects. This home offers spectacular long-range mountain views from multiple decks all year long! With great open rooms, hardwood floors, and a fantastic chef’s kitchen, this contemporary brick home will make someone very happy. Home Details: APPROX. HSQ. FT: 4,160 BED/BATH: 4/3 APPROX. ACREAGE: 1.010 HALF BATH: 1 Meet the Agent: Julie Smith Source Article

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    Steak dinners, travel, HOA fees: How some NC legislators spend campaign donors’ money | News & Observer

    New clothes and shoes. Dinner at a pricey steakhouse. A second home in Raleigh. Donors to Republican and Democratic campaigns might be surprised to hear what some of their favored candidates did with their money in the off-season. In 2017, Rep. Ed Hanes’ campaign spent nearly $28,000 — much of which went to Hanes himself. On 45 separate occasions, Hanes, a Democrat from Winston-Salem, billed the campaign for "meeting legislative colleagues," ranging from $10.70 at a place he didn’t specify to a $130.42 bill at Raleigh’s Sono Sushi. His donors footed the $1,670.75 bill for those get-togethers. Help us deliver journalism that makes a difference in our community. Our journalism…

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    ‘The Headliners’ part 2: Previewing upcoming Q&As, conferences, networking events across NC

    Keeping track with our initiative to spotlight North Carolina startup and tech events, WRAL TechWire’s weekly “Headliners” column is now divided into two parts—inside and outside the Triangle. Following is a list of April meetups, conferences, workshops, socials and networking events happening in Asheville, Charlotte, the Piedmont Triad, and other areas throughout North Carolina. To find out what’s happening this month in the Triangle, check out this post. Another post previews hot events coming up in May. Recurring monthly meetups are also featured in a separate post. These columns accompany our interactive calendar of tech and startup events. If you’d like to suggest an event to be added to the…

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    N.C. city struggles with increasing population, limited funds

    Asheville, N.C., officials approved the construction of 1,900 apartments, homes and townhouse in 2017, but the North Carolina Department of Transportation only has funding for 17% of the projects needed to relieve congestion in the region. A planned widening of Interstate 26 next year will help, but officials warn congestion might get worse before it gets better. Source Article

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    More than surviving: Brain injury patient, mother navigate maze to get care

    After more than a decade managing the care of her daughter following a traumatic brain injury, there’s one image that sums up the complicated, confusing, convoluted and time-consuming process for Rebecca Conway: a maze. There’s a beginning and an end, but no easy route to navigating the web of organizations, piles of paperwork and ranks of bureaucracy, she said. “That is honestly what it feels like,” said Conway, 47. “It’s some sort of a convoluted path that nobody can really get a clear direction on.” In 2007 Conway’s daughter Erica suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, at the age of 16, leaving her in a coma for months and…

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    North Carolina Robert E. Lee monument vandalized for 2nd time

    ASHEVILLE, NC (Citizen-Times) – A downtown Asheville monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee and the Dixie Highway, at the foot of the Vance Monument, has been literally de-faced. Lee’s visage, imprinted on a bronze plaque attached to a large piece of granite, has been scratched through as has much of the text beneath it. The scratches appear to be shallow but deep enough to remove some texture of the raised engraving. Neither Asheville Police nor the city’s Parks and Recreation Department could be reached for comment Friday. City employees had the day off in honor of Good Friday. A group of about 40 demonstrators with BeLoved Asheville stopped at…