from Hendersonville Times-News Henderson County’s annual Christmas tree recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Jackson Park. Trees will be chipped into mulch, a fragrantly fresh pile of chips will be available for free gathering and hot apple cider will be served by volunteers with the Environmental […]
Press release from City of Hendersonville Main Street, Hendersonville: Some of the trees which the city says it must replace. (Photo by Bill Rhodes) The City of Hendersonville and Historic Downtown Hendersonville are preparing to begin construction on Phase III of the Main Street Infrastructure and Streetscape Rehabilitation project. One of the first and most […]
Celebrating the life and contributions of those who died while homeless in the past year in Asheville. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Press release from NC DOT As families begin their travels this holiday season, the N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state in hopes of making the trip a little smoother. Most construction projects along interstate, N.C. and U.S. routes will be suspended beginning at 4 p.m. […]
from Hendersonville Times-News Zentric Inc. announced their plans today to consolidate and relocate operations of the company’s headquarters to Fletcher, according to a news release. The company plans to create 116 new jobs and invest $7 million in real and business personal property over the next few years. The location decision marks Zentric’s emergence from […]
Press release from City of Asheville PRE-MEETING AGENDA – 4:30 PM, 5TH FLOOR CITY HALL 1. Review of agenda items. PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION AGENDA – 5:00 PM 1ST FLOOR CITY HALL The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear public comments only on items that appear on the agenda. Presentations by the public shall be […]
Press release from City of Asheville The TRC is a forum for technical staff to meet with applicants to review proposed projects and to discuss any comments or concerns noted from TRC members’ review of plans submitted. Following the discussion between the applicants and staff, the TRC will take action on each item, making a […]
Around a dozen people protested the deportation hearings of Francisco Hernandez of Marion, asking Sen. Kay Hagan to intervene in the case. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
New Belgium veteran Jay Richardson will fill top slot at new facility.
Local parent Mark Fields seeks 10,000 signatures for his petition to “provide each of our city and county public schools with an on-duty police officer or sheriff during the hours that children are in attendance, while simultaneously working to develop and implement a permanent plan to ‘Protect Our Children’ while in the custody of our public schools.” (Pictured: An incident from May, 2007, when Asheville High School was placed on lockdown. Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Fire at the Mountaineer Inn on Tunnel Road has been brought under control, according to AFD sources. Photo by Erin Flattery via Twitter.
Press release from Golden LEAF Foundation The Golden LEAF Board of Directors recently awarded 9 grants totaling $5,723,130 through its Mid-Skills Workforce Training Initiative to help 14 community colleges deliver hands-on training in skill areas that are in demand by North Carolina companies. These projects will serve 25 counties across the state and target more […]
Press release from UNC Asheville News Service UNC Asheville’s Great Smokies Writing Program (GSWP) announces its spring lineup of workshops for local writers in poetry and prose. Classes will be held in Asheville, Black Mountain, Burnsville and Hendersonville. 10-week courses for all writers: Prose Poetry – Poet Vievee Francis will lead a prose poem workshop […]
From the Associated Press: Election Day was six weeks ago, but North Carolina is now officially making its choices for president and vice president. Fifteen Republicans were slated to gather at noon Monday in the old Capitol building in Raleigh as the state’s presidential electors. The electors are poised to cast the state’s official ballots […]
From the Hendersonville Times-News The faded wall sign of a by-gone era that encouraged passersby to “Drink Coca-Cola” and “Meet me at the soda fountain” is coming back… with vigor. Its painter is too. “The people that do this like me, there ain’t many of them left, you see,” said veteran wall painter Andy Thompson, […]
According to the Hendersonville Times-News: Eleven murder cases stemming from crimes committed as far back as 2009 are currently making their way through the criminal justice system. Six of the killings were committed in 2012.
A large part of N.C. is on the verge of drought again, say state water officials. Screenshot map from state website.
Press release from UNC Asheville News Services UNC Asheville will hold its December 2012 Commencement, with 243 graduates receiving diplomas, in a ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Kimmel Arena. The commencement address will be delivered by Thomas “Ted” Meigs, Glaxo-Smith-Kline Professor of Molecular Biology, who this year became the first […]
Grateful Bread will hold their 3rd annual winter clothing collection at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam this year. (Pictured: James and Kelly Carmody at last year’s event. Photo provided by James Carmody)
According to the Hendersonville Times-News: Brevard officials have begun studying the possibility of tapping into a new water source and building another water treatment plant down the road should the city experience significant future growth. The city currently serves its 1-million-gallon-a-day water demands from an intake and 32-year-old treatment plant on Cathey’s Creek, southwest of […]
From the Asheville Citizen-Times: State health officials are warning some people not to eat some fish in two Western North Carolina lakes because they have elevated levels of mercury. Officials said Friday people shouldn’t eat some fish caught in Lake Chatuge in Clay County and Lake Nantahala in Macon County. In Lake Nantahala, the warning […]