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 […]
Press release from the City of Asheville— After an extensive national search, the city of Asheville announced today that Tammy Hooper will become the city’s next police chief, effective July 20, 2015. The current Deputy Chief of Police for the City of Alexandria, Va., Hooper brings 26 years of police experience to her new role […]
Future earnings are caused by where one grows up, indicates a recent study from two Harvard economists. Today, Carolina Public Press released a story on the implications of the story for the Western North Carolina region. Buncombe county was statistically established as the most difficult environment of all the western counties to overcome for children […]
The survivors of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal have seen a month pass as they strive to return to some kind of normalcy. The land is unstable with landslides and aftershocks still a risk. To make matters worse, rain is coming. The monsoon rains will be upon them in a matter of weeks, and with rain will […]
Lindsey Simerly, of Haw Creek, announced this morning that she is running for Asheville City Council. No stranger to civic life and activism, Simerly last ran in 2007 at which time she positioned herself as an advocate for sustainable development and environmental protection. Since then she has been heavily involved with social justice and affordable housing […]
A University of North Carolina board of governors committee will be coming to Asheville May 26th for public input on the body’s presidential search. There has been some suspicion of partisan motivation behind the move to replace UNC president Tom Ross, who was forced to resign in January. The News and Observer reports that the […]
Press release from City of Asheville: Asheville Police Department Contact: Christina Hallingse Phone: (828) 230-4471 Asheville Police Department Needs Assistance Locating Asheville – Following the recent shootings in Klondyke apartments and Ledgewood apartments, Elijah Timmons has additional warrants for: · Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill (2) · Discharge Firearm into Occupied […]
Earlier this month, US Forest Service finish acquiring a sizable tract of land in Caldwell County . The land was purchased for approximately $3,300 per acre in two separate years. The expansion of Pisgah National Forest is being touted as a victory for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), by Senator Richard Burr (R) […]
Yesterday the annual strive not to drive week festivities, promoted by the active Asheville on bikes group, carried on with a competition between three hand picked contestants. A driver, a biker and a pedestrian all ran the same errands to see what the quickest way to get around downtown asheville and run errands really is. Mountain […]
A newly licensed community motivated radio station, AshevilleFM starts transmitting Monday morning on 103.3. The station has been broadcasting on the internet since 2009. Programming includes both news/talk and music. From a press release: 103.3AshevilleFM Goes Live on the FM Dial in Buncombe County Beginning on May 18th Asheville, N.C. (May 12, 2015) – 103.3AshevilleFM, a […]
This afternoon in the five o’clock hour, Governor Pat McCrory’s office issued a press release inviting the public to the Governor’s western residence for an “open house” on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A picture of the grand estate can be found here. All are encouraged to attend. Press Release Governor and First […]
From WNC Regional Air Quality Agency Saturday, May 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. Sunday, May 17, 2015 is a code GREEN air quality forecast day for the valleys of Asheville. Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, 2015 are code GREEN air quality forecast days for the ridge tops. […]
“I have more energy, determination, and passion than ever for public service. I am eager to continue leading and problem solving for our great community,” Hunt declared in a statement to the press on Wednesday. Vice-mayor Hunt is finishing his first term this year. In his announcement covered by the Citizen-Times, he highlighted his work […]
Singe term Asheville city council person, Chris Pelly is not seeking re-election. In a Citizen-Times op ed today, Pelly expressed gratitude to his constituents and spoke about his attempts to “raise the profile of Asheville neighborhoods.” He also reminded readers of the importance of city halls actions and to be engaged in civil discourse. In addition, he advised […]
May flowers are here, bringing National Bike Month along for the ride. In anticipation of future tourists on bikes, a coalition of organizations in the western counties gave them a boost by supporting a new study by Kostelec Planning.
Strong winter predators, the Lari beetle feeds only on adelgids from October to May. The Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy is reporting on the introduction of the Lari into their battle against the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA). As of 2010 all NC counties within the historic range of hemlocks were infested with the tiny killers of the […]
Friday, May 08, 2015 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. Air Quality Forecast for Friday, 05/08/2015
Mountain Xpress took a look at the 441 nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status in Buncombe County and more than 10,300 nonprofits in the whole state. We found that the large and diverse sector has a significant economic footprint.
In September, Tryon, is planning to host a TEDx event. Tedx events are locally organized iterations of the popular Ted.com conferences. The purpose is to be a catalyst for community discussion and growth. The lineup includes: fourteen speakers, three recorded TED talks, four performers, and a farm-to-table bread breaking lunch. They are calling for applicants to […]
Thursday, May 07, 2015 is a code YELLOW air quality forecast day for the valleys and ridge tops of Asheville. This means that unusually sensitive people should consider limiting prolonged outdoor exertion. WNC Regional Air Quality Agency 49 Mt. Carmel Road Asheville, NC 28806 828-250-6777 Air Quality Forecast for Thursday, 05/07/2015
Retired businessman Ray Hust and a group of local forward-thinking people gave the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina its start in 1978. By 1990, the foundation had $5 million in assets and provided key support to Asheville institutions like Pack Place, the Affordable Housing Coalition of Asheville and Buncombe County and RiverLink.