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MAIN News Archives for July 2023

07/31 -  Pakistan suicide bombing likely by Islamic State branch in bordering Afghanistan: Experts
07/31 -  Big business lobbies against heat protections for workers as US boils
07/31 -  Asheville gas prices surge, with further increases potentially on the horizon
07/31 -  The Yellow trucking company meltdown, explained
07/30 -  Why Ron DeSantis’s Florida slavery curriculum is so insidious
07/30 -  Trump's $475 million 'big lie' defamation lawsuit against CNN dismissed
07/30 -  Hit-and-run: 7 motorcyclists injured after SUV plows into riding group in Johnston County
07/30 -  Brevard brewery fundraises for LGBTQ+ organization after postponing drag show due to safety concerns
07/29 -  Trump says he'll still run if convicted and sentenced on documents charges
07/29 -  ‘Something weird is going on’: search for answers as Antarctic sea ice stays at historic lows
07/29 -  NC warning: 3 died of infections after swimming in brackish water
07/29 -  Buncombe Co. GOP chair faces assault charge for allegedly pushing female school board member
07/28 -  Ex-Trump lawyer says evidence against him ‘overwhelming’ in Mar-a-Lago case
07/28 -  VinFast to break ground Friday on $4 billion EV assembly plant in Chatham County
07/28 -  TDA approves McCormick Field improvement project investment by narrow vote
07/28 -  First-of-its-kind $7 million burn center in Western North Carolina set for August opening
07/27 -  China has replaced its foreign minister, absent from public for a month
07/27 -  Texts, emails between Asheville city staff reveal chaos & confusion during water crisis
07/27 -  Niger soldiers claim power after president’s own guards reportedly seize him
07/27 -  Mitch McConnell escorted away from press conference after falling silent
07/26 -  A crucial system of ocean currents is heading for a collapse that ‘would affect every person on the planet’
07/26 -  DeSantis aide fired after sharing video featuring symbol used by Nazis
07/26 -  Waynesville Rec Center locker room controversy sparks community debate on gender identity
07/26 -  Police investigate apparent drive-by shooting into occupied home with children inside
07/25 -  U.S., European heat waves 'virtually impossible' without climate change, new study finds
07/25 -  ‘Anger and radicalization’: rising number of Americans say political violence is justified
07/25 -  Pregnant woman reported missing in Gastonia, police say
07/25 -  Operating public restrooms in Waynesville proves challenging after repeated vandalism
07/24 -  How Republicans flipped America’s state supreme courts
07/24 -  ‘We are winning’: Are US Jews who oppose Israeli settlements finally getting somewhere?
07/24 -  Pfizer says most tornado damage to North Carolina plant was to warehouse facility, not manufacturing lines
07/24 -  Deputies seize quarter-pound fentanyl, more; man facing felony drug charges for second time this year
07/23 -  ‘We’re going to see workers die’: extreme heat is key issue in UPS contract talks
07/23 -  SCOTUS Blocks Student Debt Cancellation, but 1965 Law is Biden’s ‘Plan B’
07/23 -  'I never seen anything like that': Contractor at Pfizer witnesses EF3 tornado
07/23 -  County tax assessor disputes report that cites dramatic bias in area property assessments
07/22 -  Texas A&M University president resigns after botched hiring of Black journalist
07/22 -  ‘Cocaine sharks’ might be feasting on drugs dumped off Florida coast, scientists say
07/22 -  New law limits how much money the state can reclaim from retirees it accidentally overpaid
07/22 -  'Caught with his pants down,' kidnapping suspect faces multiple charges, Asheville police say
07/21 -  Biden is building his 2024 reelection bid around an organization Obama shunned
07/21 -  WHO says aspartame is a 'possible carcinogen,' but the FDA disagrees
07/21 -  Fulton county prosecutors prepare racketeering charges in Trump inquiry
07/21 -  $2,000 reward offered for Forest City homicide information
07/19 -  U.S. soldier believed to be in North Korean custody after unauthorized border crossing, officials say
07/19 -  Investigation into Gilgo Beach serial killings suspect expands to Nevada and South Carolina
07/19 -  Robert Kennedy Jr’s racist, antisemitic and xenophobic views go back decades, report says
07/19 -  Police respond to report of person wounded in West Asheville shooting incident
07/18 -  In Arizona, fresh scrutiny of Saudi-owned farm’s water use
07/18 -  Why is the Kerch Bridge attack significant to the war in Ukraine?
07/18 -  NC Gov. Roy Cooper tests positive for COVID
07/18 -  Fresh start for Asheville City Schools: Dr. Maggie Fehrman takes helm as superintendent
07/17 -  Heat, flooding and smoke: The U.S. is in the midst of a summer of extremes
07/17 -  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. condemned over false claims that COVID-19 was "ethnically targeted"
07/17 -  DeSantis reduces staff as campaign struggles to meet fundraising goals – report
07/17 -  12-week abortion ban adds layers of red tape
07/16 -  ‘We are not prepared’: Disasters spread as climate change strikes
07/16 -  Extremist-friendly tech company closes after fine for securities fraud
07/16 -  Barricaded suspect in custody after multi-day standoff, gunfire in Fayetteville neighborhood
07/16 -  Asheville to update laws to curb growing panhandling problem
07/15 -  Moore won't seek sixth term as NC House speaker
07/15 -  With our food systems on the verge of collapse, it’s the plutocrats v life on Earth
07/15 -  Investigation underway after woman found engulfed in flames on New Leicester Highway
07/15 -  Creative fix: Mock stage set up to save shows amid HVAC crisis at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
07/14 -  The US sets a grim milestone with a new record for the deadliest six months of mass killings
07/14 -  Republican senator finally ends crusade to defend white nationalists
07/14 -  NC lawmakers seek to restrict minors' mental health privacy rights
07/14 -  Forest City shooting leaves one dead, another injured: Suspect still at large
07/13 -  Transgender adults in Florida are blindsided that a new law also limits their access to health care
07/13 -  US Republicans oppose climate funding as millions suffer in extreme weather
07/13 -  Part of I-26 in Polk County, NC to remain closed for 12-24 hours after tanker fire
07/13 -  District attorney talks challenges, limitations in battling Asheville crime
07/12 -  Underground climate change poses a ‘silent hazard’ in Chicago and other cities, researchers find
07/12 -  Lawyers with supreme court business paid Clarence Thomas aide via Venmo
07/12 -  Honda to build new light-jet model in central North Carolina, creating 280 jobs
07/12 -  Asheville store manager escapes knife attack; police apprehend suspect 4 blocks away
07/11 -  NC Treasurer: State working to recover $2.7 million lost in fraud scheme
07/11 -  Why are so many Republican candidates jumping into the presidential race?
07/11 -  HCA Healthcare patient data stolen and for sale by hackers
07/11 -  Woodfin's longtime mayor Jerry VeHaun announces retirement
07/10 -  Global heat in ‘uncharted territory’ as scientists warn 2023 could be the hottest year on record
07/10 -  Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin met Russia's Vladimir Putin after mutiny
07/10 -  Chicken waste spills onto Gastonia road after tractor-trailer overturns
07/10 -  Charles George VA Medical Center data breach reported, more than 1,500 veterans impacted
07/09 -  A legal scholar sizes up the religious argument against abortion bans
07/09 -  ‘Democracy is at risk’: inside the fight for supreme court reform
07/09 -  No background check, no serial number: Triangle area law enforcement sees spike in ghost guns
07/09 -  4 arrested on gun, drug charges amid shooting investigation at Asheville apartment complex
07/08 -  The US will provide cluster bombs to Ukraine and defends the delivery of the controversial weapon
07/08 -  Outrage as Republican says 1921 Tulsa massacre not motivated by race
07/08 -  UNC-Chapel Hill to provide free tuition for NC families making less than $80,000 a year
07/08 -  Caught on cam: Surveillance video captures woman's bizarre rampage at local funeral home
07/07 -  Judge denies Justice Department request to block Trump deposition in lawsuits by ex-FBI officials
07/07 -  UN report on Japan’s Fukushima water plans fails to placate opponents
07/07 -  Man accused of causing $40K in damage to Burke County electrical substations
07/07 -  Asheville lab begins testing for drug that makes Fentanyl even deadlier
07/06 -  APD investigating shooting that sends man to the hospital with serious injuries
07/06 -  Study says drinking water from nearly half of US faucets contains potentially harmful chemicals
07/06 -  Trump valet Walt Nauta pleads not guilty in Mar-a-Lago documents case
07/06 -  Former Henderson County teacher on trial for enabling sex offender's unlawful school visit
07/04 -  The climate change-denying TikTok post that won't go away
07/04 -  Gunman opens fire at random on Philadelphia streets, killing 5 before he is arrested, police say
07/04 -  High levels of toxic chemicals in pets living near US manufacturing plant
07/04 -  SBI investigating following deadly officer involved shooting along I-26
07/03 -  Democrats’ new primary calendar remains unresolved
07/03 -  Head of school linked to Amy Coney Barrett’s faith group abruptly resigns
07/03 -  Asheville City Schools outsources school meals
07/03 -  Woman dies, husband and child injured after tree falls on canoe, officials say
07/02 -  5 men arrested as uptick in gun violence continues across Rutherford County
07/02 -  Affirmative action for white people? Legacy college admissions come under renewed scrutiny
07/02 -  DeSantis’s stalling campaign: how to lose friends and alienate people
07/02 -  Gov. Roy Cooper hosts education roundtable at A-B Tech
07/01 -  Satellite photos, reports suggest Belarus building army camp for Wagner fighters
07/01 -  WNC People’s Power Coalition holds speakout July 1 in downtown Asheville
07/01 -  A conservative overhaul of public life: what the supreme court’s term means for the US
07/01 -  Carowinds’ Fury 325 closed due to crack in support pillar, officials say