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At the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners’ Tuesday, Nov. 3 meeting, the board will proclaim the month of November Adoption Awareness Month, vote on fire district changes, and discuss a technology park project, a rezoning request and a funding request for Veterans Treatment Court.
From Matt Kern: I am Matt Kern, and I am running for the Buncombe County Commission in the Second District because I believe Buncombe County is at a crossroads with many issues. Now is the time for The Commission to provide the leadership we all need. Among the many issues we face, are education and […]
Buncombe County and the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area, once again, are situated at the lowest end of the scale when it comes to statewide unemployment rates — (and that’s a good thing).
From Asheville Brewing Company: Asheville, NC—Asheville Brewing Company will release its widely anticipated Ninjabread Man Porter for the second year on October 31, 2015, on draft and in 22-ounce bottles. The Asheville Brewing brew team works closely with the Asheville Pizza and Brewing chefs to hand-craft a concoction of fresh vanilla beans, toasted cinnamon sticks, […]
Six candidates of the original 15 remain after the Oct. 6 primary election: Brian Haynes, Marc Hunt, Rich Lee, Julie Mayfield, Lindsey Simerly and Keith Young. Of those six, only three will be elected to Asheville City Council on Tuesday, Nov. 3 — and, based off of the primary’s close numbers, it’ll likely be a fight to the finish.
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 the Tourism Development Authority: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (October 21, 2015) — Six projects could receive nearly $3.9 million in funding from the Tourism Product Development Fund (TPDF), including $3.1 million for projects owned by the City of Asheville, following approval of recommendations made to the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority (BCTDA). The TPDF committee will forward […]
The stealthy stitchers of Purl’s Yarn Emporium are at it again. On Wednesday, Oct. 21, Wall Street was transformed with knit and crochet creations. As with their installations last spring and fall, the stitchers will be adorning many fixtures along the quaint street. This fall, however, they have added a much larger target to their yarn-bombing: the Flat Iron sculpture.
“The goal is simple: to simplify and consolidate,” explained County Attorney Michael Frue. “Everyone needs to understand that there is no service change. There is no change in tax rate. We have 35 service districts for 20 tax districts. That’s the mess we’re trying to correct.”
We have a few volunteer shifts open that we need filled in order to make it through the last 2 weeks of the Corn Maze!! Sign up by clicking on this link Volunteer Sign Up Form! If you want to volunteer for October 31st, our last day of the Corn Maze, please contact Terrie, our […]
Cover your crops and bring your potted plants inside: It’s about to get chilly in Western North Carolina.
From Friends of the Smokies: WAYNESVILLE, NC – Friends of the Smokies black bear license plates continue to grow in popularity with quarterly sales up $5,000 compared to last year. The sale of specialty license plates in North Carolina support priority projects in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). Projects supported by the specialty plate […]
From MountainTrue: Residents of Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina will gather for a Protect Our Land Picnic on Sunday, October 18 at the Historic Henderson County Courthouse in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The purpose of the event is to bring residents of the area together and to stand in unity against Duke Energy’s Western […]
From Mars Hill University: A weeping cherry tree and a plaque on the Mars Hill University campus mark a special spot of commemoration for Asheville resident Oralene Simmons. Ms. Simmons, who attended Mars Hill from 1961-1963, was the first African American student to enroll at the institution. The university held a dedication ceremony for the […]
From Governor pat McCrory: Charlotte, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory expanded insurance coverage for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by signing the Autism Health Insurance Coverage Act into law today at a ceremony in Charlotte. “The families and caregivers of those with autism need every tool we can provide to get their loved ones treatment,” Governor McCrory […]
The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will be flooded with public hearings regarding the county’s fire and ambulance service districts at its Tuesday, Oct. 20 meeting.
From U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: WHO: Biologists with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will stock 7,000 lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) into the French Broad River. Media are invited to attend for interviews and photo opportunities. WHEN: Approximately 3 p.m., Oct. 21, 2015 WHAT: As part of an […]
The Asheville Downtown Association tried something different at the Wednesday, Oct. 14 Asheville City Council candidate forum. Rather than bringing the candidates up on stage, the forum blended candidates into the audience to interact with and answer questions directly from the voters.
Brian Haynes Website: brianhaynesforavl.com Employment: Showroom assistant manager at Habitat for Humanity Party affiliation: Registered unaffiliated, votes in Democratic primaries NEW! Notable endorsements: All Souls Pizza, The Amp Shop, Appalachian Realty, Asheville Face Painting, Beauty Parade, Blue Dream Curry House, Bon Vivant, The Burger Bar, The Cork & Keg, The Double Crown, Echo Mountain Recording, Empire […]
The City of Asheville has embarked on a form-based code process for the River Arts District. A form-based code provides a way of regulating growth and development to promote a specific form, such as a mixed-use walkable community. Building heights, setbacks, in-fill development that’s in character with the community are components of form-based code planning. […]