A thank you from the boys of Brevard Road

In the Brevard Road West Asheville fire on Feb. 24, the three of us lost the majority of our possessions but we quickly gained a greater admiration for our friends, family and community. We all moved here from across the South and, like so many others, we did so for the natural beauty of the […]

Newman cares about neighborhoods

We are writing in support of Brownie Newman’s candidacy for Buncombe County commissioner. Newman exemplified leadership as an Asheville City Council member and vice mayor for environmental initiatives by slashing the city’s carbon footprint through LED bulbs for streetlamps, hybrid engines for buses and the expanded household-recycling program. More significantly, Newman demonstrated time and time […]

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How to help the men who lost their home to a fire on Friday

On Friday evening, the Brevard Road house of Parker Sloan, Grey Nelson and Adam Bowers burned to the ground. No one was injured, but high winds made it difficult for firefighters to extinguish the flames and the house was destroyed. The Asheville community has responded with various events to help their neighbors. To help, read on:

(Parker Sloan sorts through the remnants of his bedroom. Photos by Bill Rhodes)