For more than 30 years, people have used the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of WNC to help untangle their finances and deal with pesky creditors. But with an array of additional services now being offered, the nonprofit’s moniker no longer fits. So, on July 13 at 9 a.m., at the local United Way’s headquarters on […]
So you’ve mastered everything from arpeggios to ostinatos. You’ve got the rock-star pose down cold. Not to mention that you’re smoking hot and can sling a mean axe as well as the next golden-tressed poseur. Problem is, unless you’ve got some business smarts and a good dose of entrepreneurial drive, you might well spend the […]
Brevard Music Center conference will help musicians tap their inner entrepreneur.
It’s not easy being a home-care aide. Besides providing the care prescribed by doctors or RNs for clients’ medical conditions as well as physical and cognitive disabilities, a typical workday also involves handling all the mundane tasks of daily living. Care crisis: Home-care aide and Certified Nurse Assistant Donna Mitchell cares for her client, Virginia […]
The national economy is beginning—or is likely to soon begin—a recession, the noted economist James F. Smith told an auditorium full of business people at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook presentation last week. That’s the bad news. The good news? Asheville is doing quite well, thank you, and […]
We can’t vouch for the quality of the wages, but Asheville employment figures — and future job prospects — are among the best in the state.
The eighth annual Asheville Metro Economy Outlook takes place this evening (Wednesday, June 27).
If you’ve ever wondered about the party affiliations of candidates for city offices, you’re in luck. In a controversial 4-3 vote on June 12, the Asheville City Council decided to switch the city back to partisan elections. Pieces of the pie: How Asheville’s proposed $129.9 million budget breaks down for the next fiscal year. The […]
The Asheville Police Department has signed on to use an online information database to help it identify, track and respond to gangs and gang-related crime.
Asheville is now a party town — politically, that is.
For expectant dads, the act of conception was the fun part (let’s be real here, fellas). Rad dad: Jason Pradway’s parenting group, Radical Dads, seeks to challenge and discuss traditional perceptions of fatherhood. photo by Jonathan Welch But, oh, to hold your newborn and dream of his or her future and your new life as […]
Council slated to take up a handful of hot topics.
Former Phish keyboardist’s father has a prescription that might help cure some of WNC’s medical ills.
In place of its customary Tuesday-night meeting, the Asheville City Council invited the public to a May 29 brainstorming session on how to combat—or at least accommodate—homelessness in the city. Upward of 95 people showed up at the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Asheville. Many were advocates for the homeless, but the crowd also included […]
The Mountain Council for Accountable Development, a coalition of local homebuilders and real-estate agents, was created in response to Asheville and Buncombe County’s steep-slope ordinances and related land-use controls. An offshoot of the Asheville Board of Realtors and the Asheville Homebuilders Association, MCAD says it doesn’t aim to scuttle the ordinances but to make them […]
A group of investors that includes the Grove Park Inn has unveiled plans for a 23-story luxury high-rise downtown—an Art Deco structure that a modern-day Thomas Wolfe or F. Scott Fitzgerald might appreciate. While the sucker is big by Asheville standards, it’s a far cry from the rather pedestrian condos and other major downtown construction […]
Public invited this evening to share their ideas on how to address homelessness in Asheville.
Asheville City Council agreed at its May 15 session to begin the process of annexing three areas abutting city limits. The law won: Asheville City Council may boost the police budget by $1 million, providing for more personnel and additional tools to combat drugs and other crimes. photo by Jonathan Welch Unlike recent Council meetings […]
Investors propose Art Deco luxury high-rise along Biltmore Avenue — where Thomas Wolfe and F. Scott Fitzgerald might even feel at home if they were still around.
Annual business conference will feature Janis Karpinski, former commander of the Army’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
Among other actions, Asheville City Council agreed at its May 15 session to begin the process of annexing three areas abutting city limits.