Cold Mountain fire 02-19-17

Cold Mountain fire now 50 percent contained

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 132 acres Containment (as of 2/20, 4 p.m.): […]

Cold Mountain fire 02-19-17

Cold Mountain fire burning in Shining Rock Wilderness Area

Press release from the National Forests in North Carolina: Location: The Cold Mountain Fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles south of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek. Estimated acreage: Approximately 134 acres Containment (as of 2/19, 4 p.m.): […]

Asheville City Council, along with senior city staff, held its annual planning retreat on Friday, Feb. 17 at UNC Asheville. Photo by Virginia Daffron

City Council gets personal, celebrates successes at retreat

While last year’s City Council retreat focused on strategy, this year was all about tactics. Council celebrated the successes of 2016 — including passing a $74 million bond referendum, launching an equity initiative and retaining control of the city’s water system — and outlined tweaks to how it will operate in 2017.