” The concern and resistance from the hotel and bed-and-breakfast industry about individual residents listing rooms for short-term rental on Airbnb or other similar sites is overstated and unwarranted.”
“Please create the infrastructure for bicyclists that is safe. Putting bikers on a road designed for auto traffic is a hazard — to all parties involved.”
Fast-food workers rallied today at the Hardee’s restaurant in Biltmore Village in support of an employee who claims she was fired due to participation in labor rights activism with the Fight for $15 movement.
“As a grandmother of a child who will be attending the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School in the fall, I’m very concerned that Duke Energy is planning to build a large, 115-kilovolt power substation — 200 feet from the school property line!”
“Moonshine” was produced by the light of the moon, to prevent law enforcement from detecting the smoke from the fire required to distill the resulting alcohol. All that was needed to distribute joy and pleasure (or pain and suffering, depending on one’s viewpoint) to consumers was a delivery system.
“While there is no doubt that Asheville is in need of more lodging for the increasing number of tourists, the concern is, ‘How is it going to be accomplished?'”
“If we want Asheville to thrive, we need to have a balanced and fair approach to handling the inevitable concerns that accompany a title like ‘Beer City, USA.'”
“This May, we want to salute Harris Teeter and the Asheville location for its continuing efforts to help support the military during Military Appreciation Month and honor the men and women of the armed services.”
“The corporate person,” dressed in a suit and tie with a Monopoly-guy visage, took several whacks at a papier mâché Earth today in Pack Square, smashing it into pieces. The lampoon was put on by Move to Amend Buncombe County and REAL Cooperative.
“If you are upset about the lack of affordable housing in Asheville, consider these numbers — the true monthly costs of being a landlord.”
“If we want a thriving tourism economy and a “craft brew mecca” kind of culture, then we need law enforcement officers trained to deal with this new direction our fine city is taking.”
“A stand of about 70 tall, beautiful old trees on the South Slope of Asheville is in danger of being removed. It is one of the last, if not the very last, undeveloped wooded areas in this part of downtown.”
Identifying the challenges facing the Future I-26 project is fairly straightforward; implementing the needed improvements is more complicated. So how does an ordinary highway become an interstate? And when might the stretch north of downtown Asheville make the interstate grade?
“Despite its name, Regional Recycling Solutions (the new solid-waste recycling facility proposed for West Asheville along Hominy Creek) is a big step backward for recycling here in Western North Carolina.”
“It would be a miracle if everybody for one week didn’t drive.”
With three days of interactive athletic programming — from kayaking to running, cycling to yoga, and everything in between — plus additional outdoor leisure activities, this month’s Mountain Sports Festival caters to sports devotees and casual weekend entertainment-seekers alike.
“I am writing in strong opposition to the Duke Power substation that is being built next to the new Isaac Dickson Elementary School.”
In some respects, the sound recalls the musician’s early records as Portastatic, his longtime side-project away from Superchunk. That outfit saw him experimenting with four-track home recordings that made ample use of keyboards and drum machines.
“Strive Not to Drive is a fantastic opportunity to stop pollution, save money and get physical exercise.”
“Throwing money at it to stop it does not seem to be working, but instead, why not offer rewards for anyone that can provide a picture of anyone doing graffiti?”
Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) recognizes that when a child arrives prepared for school, their chances for success are exponentially increased, while the likelihood of dropping out of school is decreased.