Scores of Asheville residents met with city staffers and representatives from Nelson Nygaard, a national transportation consulting firm, on Wednesday, August 17 to learn about and provide feedback on an early-stage proposal on instituting a city shuttle service in and around downtown Asheville.
The Chair of the Buncombe County GOP says it’s unlikely they will name a replacement candidate for Kay Olsen who dropped out of the House District 116 race. If true, Democrat incumbent Brian Turner would run unopposed for a second term. Republicans have until Aug. 25 to name a replacement.
The Housing Authority of the City of Asheville learned on Monday that it won’t get nearly $17 million of tax credit financing to support the planned redevelopment of the Lee Walker Heights public housing community — at least not this year.
Buncombe County’s new Family Justice Center will be a one-stop resource for victims of abuse. However, the Asheville area hasn’t always been as intentional about helping victims escape abuse.
AB Community Pharmacy celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug.11. The pharmacy’s business model is unique: using profits from a retail community pharmacy, the operation will support the work of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, which operates free health clinics staffed predominantly by volunteers that serve about half the county’s uninsured residents.
Asheville may be a top dream destination for many folks, but for an increasing number of newcomers and old-timers alike, the No. 1 dream destination may be just down the road a ways. With the challenges of urbanization besetting Asheville, newcomers and locals alike are turning to surrounding towns and communities in search of cheaper […]
The Buncombe County Board of Adjustment approved a conditional use permit for a 224-unit apartment complex in Weaverville. Nearby residents voiced a variety of concerns, but the developer has promised to work with residents on those issues.
City Council is unified in its support for a $74 million bond referendum, which will be put to the voters on November’s general election ballot.
Buncombe County GOP leadership has selected Chuck Archerd to run for Chair of the county commission. He replaces primary winner Miranda DeBruhl who exited the election in May. Archerd will face Democrat Brownie Newman.
City Council will hear public input on a proposed $74 million bond referendum at its Aug. 9 meeting — but all Council can do in response to those comments is vote for or against including each of the three bond categories on the general election ballot in November. The deadline to adjust the total borrowing amount in each category was July 26.
By Frank Taylor, Carolina Public Press This story is from Carolina Public Press, a nonprofit online news service focused on in-depth and investigative reporting in Western North Carolina. ASHEVILLE – Contrary to several previous news media reports, Jai Lateef “Jerry” Williams had faced charges of serious criminal activity prior to July 2 when an Asheville Police Officer shot him, […]
To meet growing power demand, Duke Energy says it will need to build three new electrical substations close to downtown over the next ten years. The city is rushing to put an ordinance establishing requirements for substation screening in place while residents are banding together to oppose substations in their neighborhoods.
Funding from Buncombe County and the state is going toward the continuing fight against the hemlock woolly adelgid. As part of the effort new predator beetles are being released and a combination of biological and chemical tactics are being deployed in Western North Carolina.
Buncombe County Commissioners approved a rent restructuring for Eagle Market Place that will allow 30 of the 62 units to transition from affordable to work force housing. Developers say the move is necessary to secure funding needed to get the stalled project moving forward again.
While his candidacy for the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners was just announced, Robert Pressley says he’s been doing reconnaissance work for a few months now. “I’ve been to the last three county commissioner meetings, sitting in the back, listening, learning and listening to what the people are concerned about. So if I get the […]
In its first meeting since approving the county budget in June, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will return to action Tuesday, Aug. 2. Commissioners will consider a rezoning request and whether to allow a decrease in affordable housing units for a mixed-use development. They will also vote on a variety of board appointments. A […]
GOP leadership unanimously selected Robert Pressley to run for a two-year term on the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners. Pressley will face Democrat David King in November’s election.
Through two discussion sessions and a survey on its online public input platform, the city of Asheville is soliciting feedback on strategies to increase housing density and, it hopes, ease the city’s housing crisis.