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MAIN News Archives for May 2024

05/31 -  Chief justice will not meet with Democrats to discuss ethics concerns about Samuel Alito
05/31 -  Here’s what you should know about Donald Trump’s conviction in his hush money trial
05/31 -  Convictions threaten Trump's lead in North Carolina
05/31 -  19-year-old in critical condition following shooting along Blue Ridge Parkway
05/30 -  Corporations invested in carbon offsets that were ‘likely junk’, analysis says
05/30 -  Listening to public’s concerns about Mission Health under HCA
05/30 -  19-year-old in critical condition following shooting along Blue Ridge Parkway
05/30 -  I-26 Connector claims three more properties on Riverside Drive
05/29 -  Louisiana’s move to criminalize abortion pills is cruel and medically senseless
05/29 -  Seven injured, two missing after downtown Youngstown, Ohio, suspected natural gas explosion
05/29 -  Housing Authority’s request for childcare bids leaves parents worried about future of Head Start program
05/29 -  Transylvania County Schools set to lose multiple positions after loss of COVID funding
05/28 -  Nuclear watchdog says Iran increased highly enriched uranium 17%
05/28 -  Closing arguments begin in Donald Trump’s criminal hush-money trial
05/28 -  NC State re-requested investigation of Poe Hall hours after vote of no confidence against chancellor
05/28 -  'The house was shaking:' Strong storms down trees, power lines; hail reported across WNC
05/27 -  ‘Putin’s patience snapped’: Insiders marvel at Russia’s military purge
05/27 -  Rafah rocket volley targets Tel Aviv area, in first such attack in 4 months
05/27 -  Two teens drown after being dared to jump off bridge into lake, deputies say
05/27 -  NC regulators inspect Mission/HCA in Asheville; nurse: conditions better when they visit
05/26 -  At least 11 dead in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas after severe weather roars across region
05/26 -  Overnight street takeover reported in uptown Charlotte
05/26 -  Property with 'extensive history' of disturbances deemed nuisance, will be shut down
05/26 -  NC tourism going gangbusters, with state among top US destinations
05/25 -  Ohio governor calls special session to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot
05/25 -  Louisiana governor signs bill classifying abortion pills as controlled substances
05/25 -  Salvage Station concert venue to close, making way for I-26 Connector project
05/25 -  Suspensions and probe follow assault claims in local law enforcement program
05/24 -  The bodies of 3 more hostages are recovered from Gaza by the Israeli army
05/24 -  Boeing's Starliner 'working toward' early June launch for Crew Flight Test
05/24 -  Mission’s urology services loses physicians; Asheville Urological Associates gives up privileges there
05/24 -  Six instructors suspended amid training violations at Blue Ridge Community College
05/23 -  Trump attends Houston lunch to ask oil bosses for more campaign cash
05/23 -  GOP candidate for NC governor blasts public spending as his family nonprofit rakes in taxpayer funds
05/23 -  Students to rally ahead of UNC Board of Governors' vote to repeal DEI policies
05/23 -  Man in prison for multiple convictions in Buncombe County killed by another inmate
05/22 -  Graduating seniors seek degrees in climate change and more US universities deliver
05/22 -  Trump classified documents found in Mar-a-Lago bedroom after FBI search, court documents reveal
05/22 -  Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers
05/22 -  Buncombe County approves new solid waste agreement with FCC Environmental Services
05/21 -  Personnel issue prompts Blue Ridge Community College to relocate law enforcement courses
05/21 -  War crimes prosecutor seeks arrest of Israeli and Hamas leaders, including Netanyahu
05/21 -  A Charlotte doctor can’t practice—but kept his license, clinic after dozens accused him of assault
05/21 -  I-26 West in Henderson County reopens after crash involving semi-truck
05/19 -  Israeli minister threatens to quit if Netanyahu does not agree to new Gaza plan
05/19 -  Rudy Giuliani indicted for role in Arizona fake-elector scheme
05/19 -  How billionaires make N.C. public schools poorer
05/19 -  Impending Patton Avenue Project causes apprehension for some business owners
05/18 -  Trucks depart U.S. floating pier, bringing humanitarian aid ashore in Gaza
05/18 -  Red flag? Samuel Alito scandal casts further doubt on supreme court’s impartiality
05/18 -  Waynesville murder suspect considered flight risk, now held on $3 million bond
05/18 -  Man pleads guilty to assaulting Buncombe County detention officer
05/17 -  Trucks roll off US floating pier bringing humanitarian aid ashore in Gaza
05/17 -  Trump-linked dark-money group spent $90m on racist and transphobic ads in 2022, records show
05/17 -  NC anti-mask bill could violate federal law, disability rights and free speech advocates say
05/17 -  Head Start program in Asheville informs parents of impending lease termination
05/16 -  Kristi Noem banned from seven Native American reservations in her own state
05/16 -  NC Senate votes to ban people from wearing masks in public for health reasons
05/16 -  Buncombe child care providers face financial crisis when state grants evaporate in June
05/16 -  'Canton was the mill': Residents express sadness, optimism over possible paper mill sale
05/15 -  NTSB: Ship that crashed into Baltimore bridge lost power twice before leaving port
05/15 -  Woman pleads guilty to conspiring with neo-Nazi to attack Baltimore power grid
05/15 -  Candler man to serve at least 10 years in prison for copper wire theft, dozens of charges
05/15 -  Asheville, Buncombe reparations commission Chair Dwight Mullen steps down from role
05/14 -  Blinken arrives in Ukraine in show of U.S. solidarity
05/14 -  US support for abortion rights up four points to 60% since fall of Roe v Wade
05/14 -  ‘Final and best’ I-26 Connector bids come in; potential winning contractor emerges
05/14 -  Severe storms bring unusually high number of tornadoes to Western North Carolina
05/13 -  Trump may face a $100 million-plus tax bill if he loses IRS audit fight over Chicago tower
05/13 -  Former Israel P.M. Olmert convicted of bribe-taking
05/13 -  Florida is a prime example of Trump’s vise grip on state Republican parties
05/13 -  Second inmate death in 7 days reported at Rutherford County Detention Center
05/12 -  Judge affirms AdventHealth’s plans to build Weaverville hospital
05/12 -  Controversy follows Gov. Kristi Noem as she is banned by two more South Dakota tribes
05/12 -  Lack of bird flu testing may be hiding true spread of virus on US farms
05/12 -  Investigation underway after dead body found near Asheville High, police say
05/11 -  Federal government announces new initiatives to monitor, prevent bird flu
05/11 -  Far-right EU election gains could boost nationalist parties on home turf
05/11 -  Despite revenue downgrade, North Carolina anticipates nearly $1B more in cash
05/11 -  EF-1 tornado struck Jackson County, National Weather Service confirms after survey
05/10 -  Following Biden's arms threat, Netanyahu vows Israel will fight 'with its fingernails'
05/10 -  ‘I am starting to panic about my child’s future’: climate scientists wary of starting families
05/10 -  Cigarette-maker moving U.S. headquarters to Raleigh
05/10 -  Windows smashed, cars pummeled by large hail in Barnardsville
05/09 -  How 'tornado alley' is changing
05/09 -  More than 100,000 flee Rafah as Israel steps up strikes, says UN
05/09 -  Tuberculosis case reported at high school in North Carolina
05/09 -  Another round of storms increases threat of flooding
05/08 -  Boeing Starliner to make another attempt at crewed flight test Friday
05/08 -  Trump hush-money trial: Stormy Daniels describes being ‘startled’ by sexual encounter
05/08 -  PFAS pollution standards delayed after pushback from NC Chamber
05/08 -  Reparations commission suggests economic projects for Asheville's Black community
05/07 -  Ukraine says it foiled a Russian spy agency plot to assassinate President Zelenskyy
05/07 -  Trump’s scattershot attacks on justice system are causing real damage
05/07 -  New report shows child deaths up sharply in North Carolina
05/07 -  Community outcry over local homeless man's alleged repeated threats and violent behavior
05/06 -  Judge threatens Trump with jail time for gag order violations in hush-money trial
05/06 -  Earthquake rumbles near Charlotte airport, most recent in string of NC quakes
05/06 -  Man shot in Asheville following argument at grocery store; suspect at large
05/06 -  Two people ejected from vehicle after it overturns multiple times in I-40 crash
05/04 -  EPA issues toughest rule yet on power plant emissions, but it's likely to face court challenges
05/04 -  DOJ charges Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar, wife in $600,000 bribery scheme
05/04 -  Hope Hicks tells hush-money jury of Trump’s control over 2016 campaign
05/04 -  Tractor-trailer fire on I-40 West in Asheville causes traffic backup
05/02 -  Federal Reserve says interest rates will stay at two-decade high until inflation further cools
05/02 -  Biden to meet with families of officers killed in Charlotte shootout
05/02 -  'It was not a good look': UNC committee discusses interim chancellor's actions during pro-Palestinian protests
05/02 -  'Concern all over the place' as whooping cough cases rising rapidly in Henderson County
05/01 -  Rapidly rising levels of TFA ‘forever chemical’ alarm experts
05/01 -  New details released in east Charlotte shootout that left 4 officers dead, 4 injured
05/01 -  UNC protesters & police clash after American flag replaced with Palestinian flag during protests Tuesday
05/01 -  No evidence of missing man found after extensive search in Spivey Mountain area