N.C. to start “Tax and Tag Together” program this year

Press release from N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles North Carolina’s new vehicle Tag and Tax Together program was designed to collect vehicle property taxes along with registration renewals and to conveniently pay them together. If the address on your vehicle registration is current, you will receive a statement that lists both vehicle registration fees and […]

Malvern Hills neighborhood, park area traffic meeting Jan. 16, 6 p.m.

Press release from West Asheville Watch Residents, Property Owners, Stakeholders of neighborhood streets around Malvern Hills. EVERYONE invited and encouraged to come! WHO’s Invited: Residents, property owners and stakeholders of neighborhood streets in the area around Malvern Hills Park WHAT: A meeting with representatives of City of Asheville Transportation, Police, and Parks, Recreation and Cultural […]

Kenilworth resident takes issue with greenspace offer from developer

In response to an announcement from Riverlink last week, some Kenilworth residents have questions. By Valerie Hoh, Kenilworth resident I would like to respond to Riverlink’s announcement that the Kenilworth neighborhood is about to get some new open space as a result of a donation of 3.36 acres of land to Riverlink from Caledonia LLC, […]

Burglars strike PARI on Christmas Eve, Times-News reports UPDATE

UPDATE: From the Asheville Citizen-Times (by Sabian Warren) Transylvania sheriff’s officers have made an arrest in a Christmas Eve break-in at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute, and investigators recovered most of the items stolen including rare meteorites. Charged Saturday night was Brian Thomas Koontz, 29, of Balsam Grove, Transylvania sheriff’s Det. Wade Abram said. Investigators are […]

News-Record Editorial: Asheville water fight bears close watching

Editorial from the Greensboro News-Record Asheville is fighting to keep its municipal water system and avoid a soaking. But the state legislature has the last word. Other cities should tune in to this drama playing out in the water-wealthy mountain community. While Asheville operates its own water system, wastewater service is handled by a Metropolitan […]

Land-of-Sky Regional Council remembers Jim Stokoe

Press release from Land-of-Sky Regional Council Land-of-Sky Regional Council mourns the loss of our dear friend, Jim Stokoe, and celebrates his life. After a valiant fight, “Jim lifted off with amazing gentleness and peace” on December 11, 2012. After 30 years of outstanding service, Jim Stokoe retired in June 2010 from Land-of-Sky Regional Council as […]

ALE head demotes himself to field agent – News and Observer

From the Raleigh News and Observer Hoping to avoid the chopping block where most department heads find themselves with the arrival of a new administration, John Ledford, director of the state Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement, has voluntarily returned to the ranks of field agent. Ledford requested the demotion and reassignment to his home district […]

New brewery’s boss launches into parenthood – Hendersonville Times-News

From the Hendersonville Times-News by Gary Glancy He’s been charged with running what many in the beer industry are predicting could become the most beautiful brewery in the world when it is completed. Brian Grossman, who will comanage Sierra Nevada’s multifaceted Mills River facility currently under construction, has logged more airline miles in the past […]

Two pedestrians killed in separate incidents Sat. evening—UPDATED

Press release from Asheville Police Department The Asheville Police Department Traffic Safety Unit is currently investigating two separate traffic fatalities. Both accidents involve a vehicle striking a pedestrian in the roadway. The first accident was reported at 6:08 pm at 314 Airport Road. The second accident was reported at 6:17 pm at 1073 Patton Avenue. […]