Air quality forecast for Wednesday, June 24: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call if you have any questions. […]

Air quality forecast for Friday, June 19: Moderate (YELLOW)

Friday, June 19, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call our office if you have […]

Air quality forecast for Thursday, June 18: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call our office if you have […]

Update: local relief for Nepal earthquake victims

A recent local fundraiser for the Prem Rawat Foundation’s earthquake relief efforts contributed $5,500 to the struggling people of Nepal. Story from Prem Rawat Foundation: Amid blooming poppies, lilies, and larkspur, approximately 100 people came together June 7 in the Western North Carolina countryside to celebrate life and raise money for Nepal earthquake relief. Hosted by Ron and […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, June 17: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call our office if you have […]

Code yellow air quality for the valleys of Asheville: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day. No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please […]

Update: NC board of elections finishes holding hearings on how best to enforce voter ID law

Update 6/15: The canary coalition recorded the June 11th Jackson county input meeting. The group has the video of the proceedings publicly available. Today is the final day for public input on the proposed rules for accepting voter identification at polling places.  Submit comments via email to rules@ncsbe.gov Lines are expected to lengthen at the polls […]

Buncombe county deed transfers of note 6/2/15-6/8/15: Duke Energy is the big buyer

The most recent available tax records include new information that Duke Energy Progress Inc.  is acquiring properties on and around New Rockwood road in the Limestone area of south Buncombe county. The power company paid $3,419,000 to two different parties for five properties totaling 11.2 acres. The properties are just south of the Lake Julian facility. Listings […]

NC legislative rundown

Press release from Governor McCrory’s office: Raleigh, N.C.— Governor Pat McCrory has signed the following bills into law. • H.B. 552 – A bill creating the criminal offence of graffiti vandalism. • H.B. 574 – A bill providing that no state or local statues, rules, regulations or ordinances related to wildlife apply to the Virginia […]

Air quality forecast for Wednesday, June 10: Moderate (YELLOW)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville.  This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. For the ridge tops, it is a code GREEN air quality forecast day.  No health impacts are expected when air quality is in this range. Please call our office if you have any […]

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Buncombe county deed transfers of note 5/26-6/1/15

This week in property transfers was a short one because of memorial day, but it was still busy. The biggest sale by far was 140 Sweeten Creek Rd which is the home of South College. The property changed hands between Holrob-SC and TXNC holdings. Sale Date Parcel Price Vacant Acres Location Seller Names Buyer Names Deed Book/page 05/29/15 […]

Jailed candidate for Asheville City Council, Wainscott, released to custody of Wake county

Tuesday night, Jonathan Wainscott was arrested by the Asheville Police Department at his home on Reynolds Road. He has been charged with violating his pre-trial release, according to an Asheville Police Department report. Wainscott was arrested earlier this year for violating a restraining order taken out against him by his estranged wife. Wainscott has a June 10 […]

Lew Kraus, Longest Serving Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Announces Retirement

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 3, 2015) – In 1988, Lew Kraus accepted a one-year position as Executive Director with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH). That one year commitment extended into 28 years of working to provide decent, affordable housing for families in our community. Kraus is the longest […]

Five people sentenced in Seven Falls scheme ordered to pay millions

The Carolina Public Press reported today on a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice: ASHEVILLE – Five of the 11 defendants charged in connection to a scheme involving the development of Seven Falls, a golf course and luxury residential community in Henderson County, were sentenced Tuesday, announced Jill Westmoreland Rose, acting U.S. attorney for […]

Tool for public to explore this year’s Asheville budget

The 2015-16 Asheville budget is available for exploration on navigation tool designed to enable open public access. From the “about” section of the website: “The purpose of this site is to help support the public conversation in Asheville about what our priorities are as a community and how we fund efforts to achieve those priorities. This […]

Buncombe County deed transfers of interest 5/12-22/15

In this weeks property sales, we see that REI has acquired possible store front property on Tunnel Road. The listings are organized by location. For more information on property transactions see Buncombe tax office. Sale Date Parcel Price Acres Deed Book/page Seller Names Buyer Names Location 05/14/15 9679-01-3063-00000 30 DRIFTWOOD CT $245,000.00 0.62 5313/1842 JACOB A […]