asheville en CIAA tourney returns for 9th year - is it the last? <p>Get ready for a week of college basketball in Charlotte: The city is hosting the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s and women’s tournaments for the ninth year. Games begin Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena. Livingstone and Bowie State have the top seeds in the men’s tournament, while Fayetteville State and Virginia State top the women’s side. Charlotte’s Johnson C. Smith University’s men’s and women’s teams both have Number 5 seeds. The tournament annually brings thousands of fans and players to town for a week of games and parties. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 14:40:45 +0000 David Boraks 45645 at Asheville Police Evidence Room Audit Sparks Public Records Debate <p>The Police Evidence Room in Asheville is the subject of an intense public records battle. More than a year ago, a partial audit revealed guns, drugs, and cash were missing. The police chief resigned.</p><p>Another, more thorough audit has been completed. But the district attorney won’t release its findings. He says it’s part of an ongoing SBI investigation.</p><p>A coalition of media groups sued for the audit’s release, and last week, a judge sided with the DA.</p><p>Jon Elliston is covering the dispute for the investigative website <a href="">Carolina Public Press</a>, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit. He spoke to Duncan McFadyen Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:21:07 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 13153 at Asheville Police Evidence Room Audit Sparks Public Records Debate