Please don’t go

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 […]

Asheville City Council

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 […]

Asheville City Council

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 […]

A steep order: New accountable-development group

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 […]

Asheville City Council

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 […]