Local company Regional Recycling Solutions has big plans to open a recycling center, using “green” European technology, on Pond Road near Enka. But residents and members of the community take serious issue with not only the facility being built in their backyards but the consequences that truck-traffic on the winding roads could bring. A public hearing for the facility will be held on July 8 at noon, 30 Valley St., in Asheville.
***UPDATED: As of 5:50 p.m. the fire is out.*** A major gas fire hit the Sandhill Road area, erupting around 4 p.m. today. Emergency response crews have blocked off the area, and reports from both news outlets and social media tell of a huge fireball and a shockwave that shook nearby buildings. Authorities are warning people to avoid the area. Photo by Jason Setran.
Buncombe Commissioners unanimously approved spending $1.98 million Aug. 6 to buy land for a new school in Enka.
Buncombe County Commissioners convene Aug. 6 to consider a variety of issues, including building a new school, creating a Buncombe County Culture and Recreation Authority, and establishing new zoning rules.
There are no signs up outside of the two-story building yet, but Senior Vice President of Government and Community Relations for Mission Health Rowena Buffet Timms says there’s no question about it: Mission Health will bring a new family care facility to the Enka/Candler area within the coming months. Named Mission My Care Plus, the 11,000-square-foot facility features 15 patient exam rooms, two medical procedure suites, a full pharmacy, an X-ray machine and a physical therapy suite. (Floor plan image courtesy of Mission Health).
What will happen to the as-yet undeveloped portion of the 192-acre parcel in Enka that once was home to the former BASF plant? Developers hope to make a shopping center, with a big box store, on part of it; they’re tempting government officials with offers of ball fields, green space and parks. But some key questions need answers.