Under the new system, similar to that employed by the national Living Wage For Us campaign, businesses could remain in the Living Wage Program if they agreed to an $18 hourly minimum wage and “committed annual increases” toward a $20.10 wage rate.
Alan Muskrat, founder of No Taste Like Home, discusses the ways loneliness fuels addictions, the importance of community and seeking peace within one’s own body.
Mountain City Public Montessori is projected to open for kindergarten through 6th grade in August.
Sara Mills, owner of Acupuncture Center of Asheville, discusses the importance of combining Chinese medicine and Western medicine.
Andrew Zinn and Sally Anne Morgan have launched Weaverville’s third brewery.
Wayne Simmons, operations manager for Asheville Parks & Recreation, speaks about health and wellness programs that the city offers, the benefits of physical activity and his favorite ways to stray in shape.
North Carolina can support as many as nine Las Vegas-style casinos with gambling throughout the state, including one in the Asheville area, according to a report commissioned by the General Assembly.
Asheville’s Side House Records wants to make recording a pleasant experience for local musicians. Plus, Henderson County author imagines strange doings in Flat Rock, two Asheville historic buildings get protected and the Asheville Symphony presents a renowned pianist.
Chef Donald Paleno expands his pickle business with a lunch counter at the WNC Farmers Market. Also: House of Brandstracts makes edible CBD glitter; inaugural ice festival scheduled in Maggie Valley; and more!
Hathaway spoke to Xpress about having an impact on the community’s health care, how the opioid epidemic affected him as a cardiologist and his excitement over becoming a grandparent.
“In our letter, we listed the following nine principles we have formulated for local land use devoted to economic development in Western North Carolina.”
“I am convinced that the story is extremely biased and has neglected to highlight many positive aspects of the school by not giving equal air time to students, teachers and administrators who are proud of many aspects of the school and also committed to addressing its shortcomings.”
“Like many who depend on Asheville and business owners to keep their doors open, I want to continue to support local businesses. At the same time, who wants to risk danger to meet basic needs?”
The reparations commission unanimously approved a recommendation for the city of Asheville and Buncombe County to “stop further harm” to the Black community by “ceasing the repetition of institutional processes that lead to racially disparate outcomes.” The audit is meant to ensure that such harms have actually ceased and that local governments are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
“They waste money instead of building sidewalks on every state and city road.”