According to the old saw, the only certainties are death and taxes. But in the West Asheville storefront shared by Bury Me Naturally and Farm Girl Garden Design, the sure things seem more like death and life. One company offers garden design and native flora; the other specializes in natural mortuary arrangements. All-natural gals: Bury […]
Carol Gearhart and her husband had years of experience running their own landscaping business in Pennsylvania. But when they retired and moved to Charleston, S.C., she found it impossible to just sit back and relax. Not simply a stay-at-home mom: Fully 50 percent of U.S. companies are now home-based. For local entrepreneur Susan Moses, soap […]
Buying time: Concierge services liberate busy Ashevilleans Caped crusader: Former Asheville City Council member and current sustainability consultant Robin Cape will headline the Mountain BizWorks Women's Business Conference in May. Not enough time on your hands? Two new concierge services have emerged since the beginning of the year to help busy local folks get things […]
Buncombe County residents (and even their pets) are now eligible for bigger discounts on prescription drugs, thanks to a new card issued by the county and the Florida-based Financial Marketing Concepts. Put it on the card: Martin Dettelbach of Financial Marketing Concepts Inc. stands with Buncombe County Commissioners chair David Gantt to announce the county's […]
Did this year's snow get you down? If you're a Buncombe County student or teacher, the downside isn't over yet. On March 9, the Buncombe County school system announced that summer break will come two days late this year thanks to the need to make up snow days. Rather than ending on Thursday, June 10, […]
Thanks to some help from the Western North Carolina Alliance, a former UNCA environmental program and lab may re-emerge. The Environmental Quality Institute — closed in 2009 after budget cuts ousted it from campus — will be reborn as an Alliance program. Up and running: The Environmental Quality Institute expects to reopen this summer thanks […]
If I had a hammer: Asheville Hardware gets new digs Asheville Hardware is moving from the Biltmore Avenue location it established in 2007, but will remain downtown by opening a larger store at 10 Buxton Ave. on April 1. Since its beginnings, the store was heralded as a return of nuts-and-bolts goods in a downtown […]
In a March 16 press conference, county representatives touted a discount card available to all Buncombe residents.
At its Tuesday, March 16, meeting, the Board of Commissioners will take up an agenda it postponed two weeks ago due to snow. Also: Zoning!
Alternative 4B gets tweaked but remains in the game, according to ADC report.
Like a tropical island amid an ominous ocean, a skate shop can be a safe haven. People don't show up there merely to buy boards, shoes or other gear (though that's what keeps Asheville's two downtown skate shops afloat). The hot spot: Eric Hunt outside Push Skate shop, which is situated in the middle of […]
An agreement signed by property owners in downtown Asheville's Eagle/Market Street district could lead to new development aimed at breathing new life into the historically African-American neighborhood known as The Block. Building consensus: The Block's revitalization may be back on track after an agreement signed by the neighborhood's property owners and major players. By Jonathan […]
In a press release Tuesday, the WNCA said it will provide support to re-establish the institute and its water quality database.
The group heading up the redesign of downtown Asheville's Pack Square has decided to eliminate a $2.5 million, 4,200-square-foot pavilion planned for the north side of the park due to financial and time constraints. Guy Clerici, who chairs the Pack Square Conservancy's board of trustees, made the announcement during a Feb. 22 update on the […]
Deaf-relay scam targets local eateries In recent weeks, at least two Asheville restaurants have found themselves on the wrong end of a scam involving a telephone deaf-relay system. Such systems allow deaf users to conduct phone conversations by using operators to read text to the other party. Nice catch: Dave Trout of Trout Insurance Services […]
Due to snowy weather, the City of Asheville has announced that the city’s transit system will stop at 3 p.m. and that all parks related activities are canceled, but parking decks are free for now.
Buncombe County has announced that tonight’s Board of Commissioners meeting has been canceled due to snow.
At its March 2 meeting, the Board of Commissioners will talk changes to the county animal ordinance and movement toward building the Courthouse Life Safety Tower.
The proposed 60-unit apartment complex off Merrimon Avenue goes to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission March 3, amidst praise and protest
This is the Conditional Zoning request for the Larchmont development submitted by Mountain Housing Opportunities. The project proposes 60 residential rental units in two buildings and 71 parking spaces off East Larchmont on the east side of Merrimon Avenue and asks for zoning modifications for landscaping buffer, setback requirements and entrance location requirements. Click here […]
Commissioners may investigate problems at adult-care homes Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Feb. 16, 2010 meeting Conservation easements preserving Buncombe's heritage Commissioners to take turns leading opening prayers An influx of mental patients and elderly people from South Carolina is straining the county's budget and causing problems for other adult-care-home residents, an advisory committee told […]