Asheville Police Department seeks the public’s help after two police cars are set on fire

News release from Asheville Police Department: The Asheville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or persons who set two marked APD vehicles on fire early Aug. 14. The Asheville Fire Department responded to a parking lot near the 30 block of Lynndale Ave. in West Asheville in the early […]

Commission­ers to consider tax refund request from General Electric

Tax Assessor Keith Miller and County Attorney Curt Euler are recommending commissioners deny the request for an almost $280,000 refund on the grounds that GE did not appeal its apparent listing errors after they were made and the county had legal authority to levy the tax based on the information provided, according to a staff presentation.

Top of the town: Conservanc­y may save Deaverview from developmen­t

The 342-acre tract atop Deaverview Mountain, just five miles from downtown Asheville, was purchased by an anonymous conservationist in March with the intention of selling the land to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. SAHC has three years to obtain federal and state grants to repay the buyer, then it plans to turn the property over to Buncombe County as a park or preserve.