Some of the personal attacks verged on being petty and bitter as the debate Saturday night wore on.
Moog Music is circulating a form letter it is urging supporters to sign and send to elected officials.
The Pisgah Inn became a symbol of resistance, Mark Meadows hit the national spotlight and tourism officials scrambled to assure visitors.
Also, the Asheville nonprofit Green Opportunities recently landed a $900,000 grant, and more.
Also, Wicked Weed has announced a new location for its big summer beer bash, and much more.
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry makes the rounds and the Asheville Citizen-Times goes to Raleigh.
A quick look at what's been happening on the local, state and national political scene.
Also, more Election 2014 analysis, Asheville Mayor Manheimer attends the State of the Union and more.
Also, N.C. Rep. Mark Meadows votes against Boehner for speaker, and might Heath Shuler launch a run for U.S. Senate in the Tar Heel state?
Also, N.C. Sen. Terry Van Duyn is elected minority whip, and more.
Also, speculation continues to mount that Republicans could shift course and expand Medicaid for North Carolina.
Also, Democratic challenger Brian Turner and N.C. Rep. Tim Moffitt are going fighting it out with a week to go until Election Day.
Also, it's been hard to miss U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows of Western North Carolina - he's been all over cable news recently.
Also, updates on U.S. Reps. Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry, and more.
Republican candidates seeking to challenge U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan are duking it out, while Democrats battle to challenge U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows.
Also, the river of money flowing into this year's N.C. Senate race keeps widening.
Also, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows says President Obama "has declared war, and not just on Congress but the American people."
U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows votes no on a bipartisan budget deal, there's an increasing national focus on U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's re-election bid, more.
Adam May, national correspondent for America Tonight on Al Jazeera America, is in Asheville today for a full day of interviews.
Meadows tells CNN his top priority is stopping ObamaCare.