Downtown Hendersonville to replace street trees

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 […]

Most highway construction in N.C. suspended for holiday period

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. […]

Over 100 new solar jobs in Fletcher, reports Hendersonville Times-News

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 […]

Local parent starts petition to increase school security

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)

Golden LEAF announces grants to area community colleges

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 […]

UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program Announces Spring Workshops

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 […]

NC electors meet to vote for Republican Romney

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 […]

Brevard considers new water source

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 […]