From Governor Pat McCrory: Garner, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced today that online driver license renewal will now be available statewide by the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The improvement is part of the governor’s “Driving Change” initiative which is focused on improving customer service at the DMV through technology and increased efficiencies. “Renewing […]
From Center for Cultural Preservation: (HENDERSONVILLE, NC, October 7, 2015) – The Center for Cultural Preservation, one of WNC’s premiere cultural organizations, presents a unique film festival that highlights mountain heritage, Jewish heritage and African-American heritage on October 30th at the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College. The festival will feature the world premiere […]
From Historic Biltmore Village: Historic Biltmore Village has a new look to its brand new brochure. Local River Art’s District artist Nancy Hilliard Joyce’s entry was chosen to grace the front of the brochure from a recent design contest. Nancy’s entry was chosen by the advisory board of the village merchant’s. This […]
From Buncombe County: October 12, the County Veterans Assistance Offices will move to 199 College Street. (Parking will be in the County Parking Garage located at 164 College Street in Downtown Asheville.) Their phone number will remain the same, 250-5726. October 19 the Cooperative Extension Office will open at 49 Mt Carmel Road, Suite 20, Asheville […]
Press release from The City of Asheville: The City of Asheville won the Technology Award for its SimpliCity search engine during the Code for America Summit Oct. 2 in Oakland, Calif. In the judge’s comments it was noted that “SimpliCity is a stellar example of how even the smallest in-house teams can deliver great digital […]
With 100 percent of precincts reporting in, the unofficial results of the night put MountainTrue co-director Julie Mayfield at the front of the game, with a near 2 percent lead on Habitat for Humanity floor manager Brian Haynes, who pulled in the second highest number of votes.
At the Tuesday, Oct. 6 Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board went into a mid-meeting closed session prior to discussing a resolution to allow the county to solicit bids for a $6.8 million Bent Creek property, which the county purchased from Henderson County this April.
At the Tuesday, Oct. 6 meeting, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will discuss a resolution of intent to solicit bids for the $6.8 million Bent Creek property purchased from Henderson County this April.
According to the National Weather Service, “Heavy rain will overspread the Western Carolinas and Northeast Georgia on Friday and continue off and on through the weekend as an upper low remains nearly stationary over the Southeast states and Hurricane Joaquin moves North near the Carolina Coast.”
On Wednesday evening, members of the greater Asheville community came together in UNC Asheville’s Lipinsky Auditorium to discuss a sensitive subject: rape culture and how it affects our community.
Fifteen candidates are vying for three open seats on Asheville City Council. After the Oct. 6 primaries, those 15 will be reduced down to six. Just a friendly reminder: Those who show up and vote during the primary will eliminate nine candidates for the general election. Don’t let your favorite representatives slip through the cracks!
From Buncombe County: Join Buncombe County in honoring the victims and survivors of abuse by attending the Domestic Violence Awareness Vigil and ceremonial lighting of the courthouse on: When: Thursday, October 1st from 7-9 p.m. Where: Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville This year’s event will feature: Performance by Womansong Various Speakers Survivor Testimony Candlelight […]
Duke Energy has agreed to pay an estimated $20 million settlement for groundwater contamination at all 14 of its North Carolina coal-fired plants, reads a release from the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.
From Smoky Mountain LME/MCO: September 29, 2015 – Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Brian Ingraham, the CEO of Smoky Mountain LME/MCO, to a new state task force charged with making recommendations to improve the lives of N.C. residents with mental illness and substance use disorders. The 24-member N.C. Mental Health and Substance Use Task Force […]
According to the National Weather Service, “Rainfall rates … could be enough to produce flash flooding, especially in locations near the Blue Ridge escarpment that have seen heavy rainfall since last week.”
Presidential elections typically generate a higher turnout, both nationally and locally. Meanwhile, across the country, overall voter participation has been dwindling for decades.
While the number of women in politics has definitely grown over the last few decades, “Politics is still a gendered space,” says Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics. “Women see these institutions and don’t see a lot of people that look like them in charge, and that may lead to a reluctance to run for office.”
Carl Mumpower Website: balanceforasheville.com Employment: Clinical psychologist Party affiliation: Republican Previous candidacy: Former vice mayor and City Council member, 2001-09 What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Stabilize our Police Department, restrain careless use of taxpayer money and rededicate our mission to provide good city services. Our Police […]
Brian Haynes Website: brianhaynesforavl.com Employment: Showroom assistant manager at Habitat for Humanity Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, votes in democratic primaries What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? The city has been seeking a lot of outside development, and I would like us to go the opposite direction. Help local […]
Richard Liston Website: avl.mx/1se Employment: Educator and taxi driver Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? First of all, I expect that the three people who are elected to City Council will be people who truly, deeply care about all the members of […]
LaVonda Payne Employment: Long-haul truck driver Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated What are three achievable goals that you would champion in the next two years? Increasing the quality of our urban communities, educating the people and organizing some type of community center [to teach people how to remove themselves from bad situations]. I feel like that […]