Buncombe internet provider set to receive $3.3M in state funding to expand high-speed internet

Press release from Buncombe County Government: Access to high-speed internet could be easier for some Buncombe County families in the near future. On Aug. 31, Governor Roy Cooper announced that nearly 85,000 households and more than 2,400 businesses in 69 counties are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $206 million […]

NC Wildlife Federation’s 58th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards include two recipients from the area

Press release from Blue Ridge Conservancy: North Carolina Wildlife Federation has announced the winners of its 58th Annual Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards. Honorees for 2022 include agency professionals, elected officials, volunteers and organizations committed to North Carolina’s wildlife, habitat and natural resources. Eric Hiegl, Blue Ridge Conservancy’s Director of Land Protection, has been named the […]

Asheville City Manager Debra Campbell names Rachel Wood as Assistant City Manager

Press release from City of Asheville: After a national search, City Manager Debra Campbell is excited to announce that Rachel Wood will become Asheville’s next Assistant City Manager. Her first day on the job will be January 24. Wood comes to the City of Asheville from Denton, Texas, where she has served in a number […]