College bookkeeper faces embezzlement charge

  • Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 1:24 a.m.
    UPDATED: Monday, February 11, 2013 1:26 a.m.

College bookkeeper faces embezzlement charge

MONTREAT (AP) — A Saluda woman is charged with embezzling $270,000 from Montreat College, where she worked as a bookkeeper.

The Hendersonville Times-News reported Friday that Montreat College Campus Police arrested Tracy Anne Pace.

According to a magistrate’s order filed with Buncombe County District Court, Pace is accused of embezzling from the private Christian college in Montreat. The 43-year-old bookkeeper is set to appear in Buncombe County District Court on Feb. 21.

Abundant rain eases drought risk

ASHEVILLE (AP) — Plentiful rain over the past few weeks has pulled western North Carolina out of drought.

A drought monitoring report issued this week shows none of the mountain region’s counties are dry or in drought.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that 66 counties in the state’s central and eastern parts remained in moderate drought or abnormally dry last week.

In early December, 81 of North Carolina’s 100 counties were listed either in moderate drought or abnormally dry.

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