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The Asheville Citizen-Times Karen Chavez put together a story on how climate change has affected our region.  This after a report on climate change nationwide was released.  This segment originally aired on More To The Story, Dec. 19, 2018.

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WFAE Public Radio Charlotte's Steve Harrison (Reporter) is following the current voter fraud story that involves North Carolina's Ninth Congressional District - Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready.  It seems like with every new day comes a new addition to this incredible and alarming story.  The biggest issue in this story is what took place in Bladen County.  Harrison provides everything he knew at the time of Dec. 12, 2018 when this edition of More To The Story aired.

You may have heard about the on-going developments between the United States and China on Automotive Manufacturing Tariffs.  Does this mean that the BMW Manufacturing Plant in Upstate South Carolina (Spartanburg/Greenville) will have the company's earnings trimmed?  And what about job layoffs, etc.?  Business Reporter with The Greenville News- Anna Mitchell recaps her stories on this topic during this More to the Story (originally aired Dec. 5, 2018).

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This More to the Story from November 21, 2018 -  It was a chance to catch up on what's in the news from Marion to Old Fort and throughout McDowell County, NC.  Reporter Mike Conley was guest to go over how McDowell has one of the lowest jobless rates in the entire state, a sales tax referendum being shot down by voters, etc.

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Opinions Editor and Columnist for the Asheville Citizen-Times Casey Blake was guest on this edition of 'More to the Story' to talk about several Asheville and Buncombe County items from the pages of her newspaper.  This included City leaders examining a sales tax increase to sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway having to be closed at times due to winter weather conditons making roadways unsafe.  This program originally aired Nov. 14, 2018.

More to the Story: Midterms in Western NC

Nov 6, 2018

State and Federal Government and Politics Reporter for the Asheville Citizen-Times, Mark Barrett was guest on this Morning Edition from Oct. 31, 2018 covering some of the key midterm political races facing Buncombe County voters, as well as house and senate positions around Western North Carolina.

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Dave Hennigan with the Greenville News took part in this More to the Story from October 3, 2018 when he discussed the paper's Storyteller's Project.  This interview provides an overview of the series and some of the storyteller's that have been featured so far.  The project is also presented nationwide through the Greenville News ownership group, USA Today. Events in Greenville are open to the public.

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It's no secret that Hurricane Florence left behind massive amounts of damage to parts of Eastern North Carolina and in particular, the coast.  One of those hard hit places was the City of Wilmington.  Daily Courier, Rutherford County, Reporter Mackenzie Wicker, used to call the Wilmington area home.  Her sister lives there now, as do some college friends.  Mackenzie shared all she knew about what residents were dealing with in Wilmington, during this interview on September 26, 2018.

More to the Story: Notable News from Asheville

Oct 3, 2018

During this time period, Asheville and Western North Carolina were dealing with minor headaches, compared to other parts of the state, in the aftermath of Hurricane and Tropical Storm Florence.  This was discussed, as well as The FEI World Equestrian Games in Tryon, water quality standards, and an editorial piece, "We Are Not Your Enemy." Asheville Citizen-Times Opinions and Columnist Editor- Casey Blake was our guest (Sept. 19, 2018).

In the early days of the popularity of malls taking our nation by storm, there was Charlotte's Eastland Mall.  That mall no longer exists, but the huge amount of land that it sat on has been a long time topic of what's next for that part of the Queen City.  Hear the details of that story - plus news on continued growth and expansion of Charlotte's Douglas International Airport. Charlotte Observer Business Reporter- Ely Portillo covers it all in this More to the Story from September 5, 2018.

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