In addition to considering the county’s nonprofit funding policy, Buncombe Commissioners will hear updates from the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the Asheville Regional Airport when they meet May 7.
The Ford has moved on to Lexington, Ky. If you missed a chance to ride, here is a slideshow from this weekend’s rides.
President Barack Obama swooped in to the Asheville Regional Airport Oct. 17, praising the town and delivering a combative speech to hundreds of supporters gathered on the tarmac to greet him as he kicked off a bus tour of North Carolina and Virginia. This post includes an audio recording of the speech and the latest edition of the Mountain Xpress’ local-news podcast, in which reporter Jake Frankel shares observations from the event.
Photo by Jonathan Welch
Two pieces of legislation affecting the city of Asheville — studying the transfer of the water system and giving the Asheville Regional Airport to an independent authority — won’t become law this year. Sen. Tom Apodaca‘s office confirms that, with the end of the session looming, neither bill will get through the Senate this session.
In this edition of Local Matters, Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams talks to reporter Jake Frankel about URTV’s possible legal filing against Buncombe County, and to reporter David Forbes about a controversial state move to takeover control of the Asheville Regional Airport, updates from City Council and the recent announcement of a congressional bid by Council member Cecil Bothwell.
At their April 26 meeting, Asheville City Council members discussed state legislative action that could “seize a city’s real estate” — in this case, the Asheville Regional Airport. Council also received the the city budget and approved incentives for a south Asheville apartment complex.
The work of more than 100 local artists has been displayed for air travelers at the Asheville Regional Airport during the three-year period since the “Art in the Airport” program began.
David Gantt, a member of the governing board of the Asheville Regional Airport, returned to Asheville on Tuesday from a five-day trip to an airport industry conference in Hawaii and defended the trip as a valuable learning experience.
The Asheville Regional Airport will get $7.5 million in federal stimulus money to improve its terminal, a release from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today.
Flown recently? No? Join the club. Millions of potential passengers are grounding themselves these days. Their reasons include poor service, too-frequent flight disruptions and dubious security measures that produce interminable waits. Meanwhile, a souring economy and soaring fuel costs are only adding to the travel industry’s woes. That could spell trouble for the Asheville Regional […]