A 22-page report sparked an approximately two hour discussion during a Board of Commissioners meeting on April 17 about the merits of allowing a for-profit EMS system to operate in Buncombe County.
Early voting for the May 8 primary in Buncombe County begins Thursday, April 19 and will extend through Saturday, May 5. Voters in Buncombe County can cast a ballot at one of eight sites.
Starting on April 14, CIMA and other local advocacy groups received word that Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were detaining people in the Asheville area.
The keynote address from the NPR host and panel discussions with local music industry representatives and advocates explore the arts’ economic impact on the Asheville area.
On May 23, 1885, The Asheville Citizen posed the following question to its readers: “What are we to do with our dead?” At the time, the city lacked a public cemetery. According to the newspaper, public health concerns led many religious organizations to privatize their burial sites, limiting the number of cadavers accepted at these […]
At the Tuesday, April 17, meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, members of the board will hear the results of an analysis of future and current EMS needs.
Alyssa Sacora grows and cans much of her own food to increase the year-round quality of her diet and as an environmentally friendly strategy for long-term storage. She also does it as a way of carrying on a long-standing tradition in her family.
While reducing the environmental impact of purchasing tools that member households may need only infrequently is a key goal for the Asheville Tool Library, the nonprofit has an even bigger vision. Founder Nicholas Letts says he hopes the library levels the economic playing field by reducing expenses and promoting collaboration.
Nature-based schools are catching on around the country. The Woodson Branch Nature School, located in Hot Springs and Marshall, is a local manifestation of the trend, which emphasizes outdoor learning and unstructured outdoor play.
Danu Macon plans to plant 1,000 fruit trees in Western North Carolina in 2018.
Parents of students in Asheville City Schools pushed back against what they saw as a tepid response from district leaders after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., saying local administrators were slow to acknowledge families’ fears and provide concrete information. At a March 6 parent forum, some additional details about the district’s safety planning were made available.
Asheville GreenWorks, the Tree Commission and the city have joined forces to host a four-part workshop series on tree care this spring.
After criticizing a list of proposals circulated by three county commissioners last week, Sheriff Van Duncan worked to find common ground at the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners meeting on April 10.
After years of progress toward waste and carbon emission reduction goals, the city hit a wall in 2017, according to a report presented to Asheville City Council on April 10. Asked for bright ideas about how sustainability efforts can get back on track to achieve long-term goals, city staffers said that, without significant additional investment, progress is likely to be limited to incremental gains.
Funds raised benefit GreenWorks’ Youth Environmental Leadership Program, an outreach initiative that provides young adults ages 16-19 with environmental career exploration opportunities.
In 1905, Dr. Lewis M. McCormick arrived in Asheville. He quickly became known as “Fly Man.”
In the fallout from the APD body camera leak, members of a work group that helped revise the APD’s use of force policy say they believe the policy has held up under scrutiny.
The Asheville chapter of a national environmental group is pushing a plan it believes can win bipartisan support for combating climate change.
Just days after former county manager Wanda Greene and her son were indicted on federal charges related to the misuse of public funds, the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an overhaul on Tuesday, April 10, of the county’s financial accountability policies.