Mark Barrett,

Mark Barrett

Asheville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Court of Appeals upholds conviction of marijuana activist Piland on most charges

The Court of Appeals struck down two of the convictions on a technicality but odds are that will not affect how much time Piland spends behind bars. → Read More

Asheville police seek information on suspect William Huskey

William Charles Huskey, 40, is charged with two counts of fleeing to elude arrest, one count of drug possession and two counts of reckless driving. → Read More

Thom Tillis, Mark Harris speak to Republicans in Asheville; Jarrett and Summey honored

Tillis and Harris spoke at the annual holiday dinner put on by Charles Taylor, a Brevard Republican who represented WNC in the U.S. House. → Read More

DNA test identifies suspect in 2008 rape case; Police seek info on his whereabouts

Police are looking for Gerald Davis, an 52-year-old African-American male who is 5 feet 11 inches tall, 210 pounds and bald with brown eyes. → Read More

Asheville snow: Conditions as it starts to coat some WNC roads; city streets slushy

Roads were quickly getting slick in Western North Carolina Saturday night as snow fell in much of the region. → Read More

Officials outline plans for snow response, ask public not to drive, be careful of heaters

Once roads get slick, "Please, please, please stay at home if you don't have to go out," said Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller. → Read More

Asheville winter storm: Snow expected to pile up starting Saturday night

The National Weather Service was predicting at least 8 inches of snow Saturday night and Sunday for areas of WNC east of Franklin and Sylva. → Read More

Van Duyn attempt to slow NC voter ID bill fails; it goes to Gov. Cooper

Van Duyn moved to table the bill to give time to address the absentee ballot scandal that has thrown the result of a U.S. House race into question. → Read More

Dogwood Health board, criticized on diversity, adds two female members

Dogwood will make grants from earnings from the price to be paid for Mission and be charged with enforcing terms of the sales agreement. → Read More

Some Asheville residents want DOT to change I-26 Connector plans, others seek a do-over

"This is the past and the whole thing has to go back to the drawing board," said Asheville resident Roberta Wall at the I-26 Connector meeting. → Read More

NC Attorney General wants to see more protections for medical services in Mission-HCA deal

The attorney general said he wants to improve protections of medical service and see a more representative board manage sale proceeds. → Read More

In the path of I-26 Connector, residents and businesses see an unsettling future

Building the I-26 Connector will mean dozens of people will be searching for housing in an area where there is a major shortage of affordable options. → Read More

I-26 Connector in Asheville will bring big changes. Here's a preview.

Property acquisition and possibly some construction are to begin in 2020. It's likely to take four or five years or more to build the connector. → Read More

A Golden Gate for the French Broad? Nope, just strikingly large and architecturally plain

There has been discussion since at least 2006 of making the new bridge an architecturally striking structure that would be an icon for Asheville. → Read More

WNC residents want more protections for rural hospitals in Mission-HCA deal

"We're not against the deal, but we want it to be done right," said Highlands Mayor Patrick Taylor. He and other officials have asked for changes. → Read More

Lara Trump featured guest at McHenry fundraising Christmas dinner

"Just like her father-in-law, Lara is focused on tuning out the mainstream media and spreading real news to patriots like you," Patrick McHenry says. → Read More

Thom Tillis to be featured speaker at Charles Taylor's annual holiday dinner

The event is an annual gathering of primarily Republican activists and officials put on by former congressman Charles Taylor and his family. → Read More

Buncombe incumbent state legislators have the lead in early returns

With about two-thirds of precincts reporting, Democrats John Ager, Susan Fisher and Brian Turner were all ahead in races for state House. → Read More

Widening Sweeten Creek Road will be tricky: DOT wants the public's suggestions now

Widening the mostly two-lane road has been on NCDOT's list of planned projects for years but has been slow to get funding. → Read More

Balance of power amendments would give legislators more sway over judges, elections

Both amendments would give legislators more leverage in the tug of war between lawmakers and governors that has continued for decades in Raleigh. → Read More