EPA sets new ozone standard, disappointing all sides

ABC News reports: The Obama administration on Thursday established stricter limits on the smog-causing pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness, drawing swift condemnation from business leaders and Republicans who warned of damage to the economy. The Environmental Protection Agency said the new standard of 70 parts per billion will reduce exposure to dangerous ozone […]

BBB holds free shedding event

Press release: BBB Event Offers Free On-Site Document Shredding and Identity Theft Protection Guidelines The Better Business Bureau Serving Asheville and Western North Carolina invites the Western North Carolina Community to the BBB “Shred Day/Secure Your ID” Day Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Executive Park – College Street parking lot, Asheville, North Carolina from […]

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Mission Health breaks ground for 635,000 sq. ft. facility

Mission Health’s broke ground on Thursday for a new 635,000 square-foot facility that will include 220 patient rooms, an expanded and new Emergency Department and parking, consolidated Operating Rooms with support space, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology and a helipad. Construction is expected to be complete in Fall 2018. The purpose of the expansion is to […]

Matthew Peniston, A-B Tech student selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). Photo courtesy of A-B Tech

A-B Tech Community College Student Selected to Visit NASA this October

From Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Matthew Peniston of A-B Tech Community College has been selected to travel to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center this fall to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project (NCAS). “It’s going to be very exciting to work with people who share my interests.  It will be a great […]

City to hold public status-update on RAD Transportation Improvement Project

From the city of Asheville’ press release: City to hold public meeting about River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) The City of Asheville invites citizens to attend an informational meeting about the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Pack Memorial Library, in the Lord Auditorium, 67 […]

Aaron Lee Hendrickson, 26 years old, Marshall.

Tunnel Road motel arrest causes early morning evacuation

From the release from the Asheville Police Department: Asheville Police Department Provide Early Response to Motel on Tunnel Road Asheville – At 3:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14th, the Asheville Police Department arrived at the Motel 6 (1415 Tunnel Road) to serve warrants on Aaron Lee Hendrickson (26yo, Marshall). When officers arrived Mr. Hendrickson barricaded […]

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No violent incidents at Asheville High School last week, officials say

There were no fights or altercations involving injuries at Asheville High School on the week that ended Aug. 28, according to school officials who have disputed allegations of school violence made in an email said to be from a group calling itself Asheville Students Against Violence. “Officials at Asheville High School are unaware of any […]

AHS Students Against Violence allege recent incidents go unaddressed at Asheville High

Allegations of recent violence at Asheville High school have surfaced via an Aug. 28 email sent to Mountain Xpress, other local media outlets, as well as school officials. The email was sent by a group identifying itself only as “Asheville Students Against Violence,” without any individual names included. We have as yet no further information […]

City of Asheville seeks residents to serve on boards & commissions

The City of Asheville announced today opening on four boards and commissions: Planning & Zoning, Hub Community Economic Development Alliance Board, Recreation Board and Tourism Development Authority. Below is the text from the city’s press release: Be a Local Leader The City of Asheville has various openings on various committees. Have you ever wanted to […]

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aSHEville Museum celebrates its one-year anniversary, tonight, 6-8 p.m.

aSHEville Museum, a women’s cultural museum located at 35 Wall St. in downtown Asheville,  has invited the public to its first-year-anniversary celebration, tonight, Thursday, July 16, from 6-8 p.m. The event will include an evening of live music, featuring local singer and emmy nominee Kat Williams, plus the opening of two new exhibits: “Her Nobel Words […]

Asheville airport’s new main entrance will be closed for week starting July 13

Asheville Regional Airport’s new main entrance will be temporarily closed for 3-4 days, beginning Monday, July 13, 2015, according to a press release from the airport. Weather permitting, the NCDOT contractor is scheduled to conduct half to full day closures of the inbound lane at the new main entrance. The work is in conjunction with […]

North Carolina breaks tourist-visits record in 2014

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion, a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time. From the press release: “Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina […]